Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Prediction, Tips and Odds – Jul. 24, 2022 01:00 CET
After a convincing triumph over DC United, Bayern Munich players will play against Manchester City in the next friendly match on their tour of the United States. Thus, football fans will have an opportunity to enjoy a true classic in the middle of the preparation period.
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The clash with the champion of England will be the last test for the German team before the start of the new competitive year. Next weekend they play their first official match against Leipzig in the German Supercup, so it should be expected that coach Julian Nagelsmann will select the strongest squad for this match.
The Bavarians played one official friendly match this summer. In Washington, they outclassed DC United with a score of 6-2, and the first goals for the new team were scored by Sadio Mane and Matthijs De Ligt. These two players are Bayern’s biggest reinforcements and everyone at the club expects a lot from them.
Nagelsmann was pleased with how his players approached the game. They really took responsibility for the duel against the MLS league rival and clearly showed that they will be serious candidates for all the trophies in the coming season.
The Bayern staff has no major problems with injured football players. The only Leon Goretzka is out of the game, but Bayern has enough quality midfielders, so the absence of the German representative will not affect the quality of the game much.
The popular “Citizens” are in a similar situation as the Bavarians. This will also be their last friendly match in these preparations. Manchester City welcome Liverpool in the Community Shield next weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s team played the first match on this tour against Club America and won 2-1. The scorer of both goals was Kevin De Bruyne, and the first match in the new shirt was played by Calvin Phillips and Julian Alvarez. Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s most vocal acquisition in the summer transfer window, was on the bench but did not play. The Norwegian is expected to make his debut against Bayern on Saturday.
Unlike Nagelsmann, Pep Guadriola has had certain problems ahead of this match. Aymerick Laporte is injured, while Ruben Dias did not play against Club America and it is doubtful that he will play in the match against Manchester City. This means that the center-backs will probably be Nathan Ake and young Luke Mbete, which could negatively affect the quality of the Citizens’ defensive line. In addition, Phil Foden, John Stones, and Ilkay Gundogan did not travel with the team to the USA, as they did not meet the requirements to obtain an American visa.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City have not played an official match since 2014, and they played the last friendly game four years ago. Citizens won 3-2 then.
Bayern Munich (4-4-2): Neuer; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Hernandez, Davies; Coman, Kimmich, Gravenberch, Sane; Müller, Mane
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Mbete, Ake, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Prediction
Both teams have substantial attacking potential and we believe that they will seriously approach the last warm-up game before the start of the season. We are of the opinion that a dynamic match awaits us, with a lot of scoring opportunities, and we are sure that both Bayern and Manchester City will play at a high level.
Prediction: Total Goals Over 3.5