FC Bayern Munich continue their 2017-18 season with the last group game in the Champions League on Tuesday night, 05 December 2017 against Paris Saint Germain. Although both teams are confirmed as qualified for Group B, Bayern will be hoping to get revenge of that 3-0 defeat back in September. Bayern Munich play Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend followed by games against FC Koln and Stuttgard. Bayern Munich also play Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal cup third round before Germany club season gets a festive break.
Bayern Munich take on PSG this Tuesday, 05 December 2017 at Allianz Arena in the Champions League Group B game. They will be looking to sign off the group stages with a win against PSG who defeated Bayern on the opening day with a 3-0 win back in September.
[ Bayern’s next game will be against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, 09 December 2017 starting at around 17:30 uk time / 15:30 CET. BT Sports will have live coverage in the UK]
Bayern Munich did not had the best of pre-season and their first game of the season was also not very convincing however a very packed September will truly test Bayern’s resolve this season as they play 5 Bundesliga games and 2 Champions League matches in 20 days after the internatonal break. Below is the upcoming schedule for Bayern Munich.
Upcoming Matches: Bayern Munich play as many as 5 Bundesliga games in September 2017 and there will also be two champions league matchdays and one 1 domestic cup round making it 8 games in space of just 20 days.
|vs Werder Bremen||27 August 2017||Weser-Stadion|
|vs Hoffenheim||09 September 2017||Rhein-Neckar-Arena|
|Champions League (Matchday 1)||12-13 September 2017||TBA|
|vs FC Mainz||16 September 2017||Allianz Arena|
|vs Schalke 04||19 September 2017||Veltins-Arena|
|vs Wolfsburg||22 September 2017||Allianz Arena|
|Champions League (Matchday 2)||26-27 September 2017||TBA|
|vs Hertha Berlin||30 September 2017||Olympiastadion Berlin|
Dortmund’s improvement during the season was evident in their two games against Bayern this season as after losing 5-1 back in October 2015 they held Bayern to a 0-0 draw at home back in March. I am expecting another tight game in this one.
Dortmund vs Bayern Preview: Bayern Munich’s surprise defeat against FC Mainz has put the title race back into perspective as the biggest german match takes place this weekend on Saturday, 05 March. Second place Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich in a bid to reduce the points gap to just 2 poins if home side can get a win over mighty Bayern. Bayern are not the same team since Pep Guardiola announced that he will be joining Manchester City next season and things are a looking slightly more shaky for Bayern in last couple of months. Dortmund on the other hand has won 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions and will be smelling blood going into the most important week of their season.
Team News: Bayern Munich are sweating over the fitness of summer arrival Arturo Vidal who will have to pass late fitness test but Mario Gotze and Bernat are fit to start just incase Vidal fails to make it to the starting lineup. Mehdi Benatia, Frank Ribery and Holger Badstuber are ruled out but Arjan Robben might play some part in the game after recovering from muscle injury. Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng, Philip Lahm and Alaba to play in back four.
Dortmund dont have any injury worries and Tuchel is likely to go with Kagawa, Gundogan and Reus in attacking roles while Aubameyang to play lone striker upfront. THis is how I expect both teams to lineup for the Sundays big clash.
Predictions: Bayern Munich has been in absolute superb form and should go into this game as heavy favourites and I totally expect them to get three points which will send them 7 points clear at the top of the table. I am going with Bayern to continue their legendary form in the league and win the game by 3-1 with Lewandowski scoring a brace.
Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund in the final of 2016 DFB Poland and completed yet another league/cup domestic double. Both teams pretty much cancel each other out for best part of 120 minutes play as game went to Penalties where Bayern Munich scored four penalties compared to Dortmund’s three. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sven Bender missed their consecutive penalties and Douglas Costa scored the decisive penalty to win the cup for Bayern and Pep Guardiola see off his tenure with his fourth trophy.
The game was very competitive in both normal play and in extra time although Bayern Munich had slightly more chances to take the lead in normal play. Dortmund sat back for most of the game and try to catch Bayern on counter attacks. Dortmund failed to score two straight penalties which handed the initiative to Bayern and Costa who scored Bayern’s fourth penalty secure the title.