Celtic vs Bayern Munich: Preview and Predictions

Celtic vs Bayern Munich Predictions UEFA Champions League 31st October 2017

Celtic vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Celtic Park (Glasgow).

Celtic must win against Bayern to stay in the race for knockout qualification. But this is nothing less than a tough ask for the Scots as the Germans are on an outstanding form since Jupp Heynckes took over.

The Hoops have 3 points in their bag, courtesy of a rare away win at Anderlecht. Meantime, they lost both to PSG and Bayern by massive margins.

With Bayern winning in 2 of their 3 games and PSG in all three, Celtic’s chances of progressing from the group are slim unless they manage to win in all of the remaining three games.

Even getting a result on matchday 4 seem to be difficult with Bayern finding their mojo under Jupp Heynckes. The Bavarians picked 4 wins and a draw from 5 matches. And most importantly, the achilles heel during the tenure of Ancelotti is fixed with the team conceding just 1 goal during the period.

Bayern Munich are without some of their key players for the trip to Scotland. Robert Lewandowski tops the list along with Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribery and
Juan Bernat.

Celtic vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head

Celtic hold Bayern Munich to a goal-less draw in their lone meeting at Celtic Park back in 2003. The Bundesliga side won the other two meetings against the Scots, one of which came in the reverse of the corresponding fixture.

Celtic versus German clubs: 3W,5D,13L out of 21 matches. At home – 3W,2D,5L from 11.

The last German club to visit Celtic is Borussia Monchengladbach in last season’s group stage, who left with a 2-0 win.

Bayern versus Scottish clubs: 9W,6D,3L from 18. Away in Scotland – 2W,3D,3L from 9.

Bayern’s last trip to Scotland was to take on Aberdeen in the 2008 UEFA Cup third round fixture, which ended in a massive 5-1 win.

Celtic vs Bayern Munich: Predictions

Celtic offered limited threat to top teams in European nights over the past decade. This is mainly due to the fact that they had dominated Scottish league with no quality opponents that can match up mediocre team in the likes of Bundesliga.

Bayern are missing some key players in their trip to the Celtic Park. But they have plenty of quality available in the bench and a win is evitable on Tuesday night.

Correct Score: 3-0 Bayern win @ 11.50.

Celtic vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips

  • HT/FT – 2/2 @ 1.95
  • Bayen Munich -1.75 Asian Handicap @ 2.25 odd.
  • Bayern to score in both halves @ 1.78.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport