Bayern, the favorite as we look at the best predicted starting 11 for both teams for Bayern Munich vs Barcelona in Group C encounter of UCL 2022.
The start of the tournament has been good for Bayern and Barcelona having won their first encounters convincingly. Barca would be delighted with the way they have started off, with Lewandoski scoring his first hattrick in the tournament opener. Meanwhile, Inter gave a tough fight to Bayern with the lone goal scored by Leroy other than the own goal scored by D’Ambrosio in the second half.
Barca are into a revival phase currently, and they are going it aggressively. The owner, the management, and the fans all are behind the team to bring back the glory days. The last two seasons have been tough for Barca, and they haven’t been consistent in their performance in all the tournaments.
The transfer window was big for them as Laporta brought players like Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde to improve the quality of the side, and restoring fans’ confidence in the team. It has made a great first impression as the average attendance of matches went from around 55K last season to as high as 84K in their league match.
Bayern have a better chance of winning the game even without Lewa. The team has several match winners and they have performed consistently well in all competitions. The Bayern side has always been a balanced side. Mane has been a great inclusion with Muller, Sane, and Gnabry in great form.
There is nothing to choose between the two teams if we look at overall records. The fixture has always fetched a winner. However, Bayern have won 4 out of the last 5 encounters between the two with the biggest win of 8-2 in UCL.
Games Played: 13 // Bayern Munich won: 7 // Barcelona won: 6 // Draw: 0
League Type: Champions League
Match Type: Group C (Match week 2)
Stadium: Allianz Arena
When: September 14, 12:30 am IST (4.30 pm GMT)
Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas
Defenders: Héctor Bellerín, Gerard Piqué, Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba, Jules Kounde, Eric Garcia, Alejandro Balde, Marcos Alonso
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Miralem Pjanic, Franck Kessie, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Gavi, Pablo Torre
Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Memphis Depay, Raphinha
Manager: Xavier Hernandez
Current Form (Recent first, All Competitions): W W W W W
Bayern Munich Squad:
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, Johanmes Schenk
Defenders: Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Benjamin Pavard, Bouna Sarr, Lucas Hernández, Noussair Mazraoui, Josip Stanišić ,Alphonso Davies
Midfielders: Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Marcel Sabitzer, Ryan Gravenberch, Paul Wanner , Jamal Mosiala
Forwards: Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller , Mathys Tel, Jamal Musiala , Leroy Sané, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting,
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Current Form (Recent first, All Competitions): D W D W D
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
UCL 2022-23: Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Predicted Starting 11 for Barcelona
Barca have come back strong after a rather unsatisfying 2021 season. The failure at the group stage last season was just the fourth time ever in the history of the 6 times UCL winner. One of the most successful clubs in the competition would be ready with a full squad as no major injury concerns prevail.
Xavi has got a perfect squad that he wished for at the start of the season. Barca now have at least 2 quality players for every position, giving Xavi enough options for each game. There seems no confusion at the top with Lewandowski, Pedri, Dembele and Raphinha all available for the match.
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen
Defence: Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Balde
Midfield: Gavi, Busquets, Pedri
Attack: Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele
UCL 2022-23: Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Predicted Starting 11 for Bayern Munich
Bayern haven’t started their campaign as they would want to, but team is now getting along well which gives them a good chance in the match on their home turf. There wont be many changes in the starting 11 for Bayern from the last match against Inter.
Bayern with only 2 injury issues to Coman and Sarr still looks well-balanced side for the match. Sane and Sadio Mane both expected to start bringing a slight edge to their mid field and attack line. Lucas Hernandez is all set to return to the defense making them solid at the back as well
Defence: Pavard, De ligt, L Hernandez, Davies
Midfield: Kimmich, Sabitzer, Gnabry, Muller
Attack: Sane, Mane
UCL 2022-23: Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Fantasy 11
The fixture has a history of generating winners and this match is no exception. With both Lewa and Mane in great scoring form, we can expect them to be on the score sheet this time around as well. Lewandowski has already scored 9 goals this season whereas the Senegalese star netting 5 goals for Bayern.
Barca look stronger at the top with their trio but Bayern has a slight edge when it comes to midfield and defense. Bayern’s De Ligt and Davies will be our choice for the defense as both Pavard and Hernandez didn’t start so well so far. Barca back line has also performed well keeping 4 clean sheets in 6 games, Kounde and Araujo makes way in our team.
The two European giants has one of the best midfield options to choose from with a perfect combination of youth and experience. We would choose Germany’s main man Kimmich and Muller alongside the young and talented Pedri as the mid-line.
With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match
Defenders: De Ligt, Araujo, Kounde, Devies
Midfielders Kimmich, Muller, Pedri
Forwards: Dembele, Lewandowski, Mane
CVC Choice: Lewandowski, Mane
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