Bayern Munich are scheduled to meet Celtic in the group stage of Champions League. The German champions have been pretty shaky in the last few games which led the ouster of Carlo Ancelotti. Jupp Heynckes stepped in his place and the veteran manager kick-started his new journey in a thumping fashion as the Bavarians thrashed Freiburg 5-0.
Following the removal of Ancelotti, there has been a change in the body language of the player and they are all very much charged up before this match.
Celtic maintained their dominance in the domestic circuit as they are still unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership but they have not been able to convert their explosive form in the European soil which has been due for a long time.
Heynckes led Munich to Champions League glory back in 2013 and would be hoping to emulate the same this team. The pressure will be there for the German gaffer as all eyes will be on him for this particular match.
Predicted 4-2-3-1 Bayern Munich Starting Lineup Against Celtic
In Manuel Neuer’s absence, Sven Ulreich will be doing the goalkeeping duties. Neuer has been sidelined with an injury and Ulreich has been ably performing his task in the Bayern goal.
In the backline, it will be a usual scenario. Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng once again will be seen together at the heart of the German defence. Ancelotti tried a number of players in this role but the new gaffer is likely to stick to the basics.
David Alaba has been in resounding form and should start on the left side. Joshua Kimmich is destined to keep his place intact for the German giants.
Javi Martinez’s injury could pave way for Sebastian Rudy. The 27-year-old defensive midfielder is on the line to make his first start in the Champions League this season. Alongside him will be Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish international will be gearing up for this match after his team got humiliated by Paris Saint Germain in the game.
Kingsley Coman will start as Frank Ribery is nursing a knee injury. The youngster will be boosted as he registered his name on the scoresheet in the last match.
Arjen Robben recently retired from the International football to concentrate solely on club football and the incisive winger will be on the right flank. Thomas Muller’s presence in the no. 10 position should be an uplift for the German giants.
Robert Lewandowski will spearhead the attack. Here is how they might line up: