Bayern Munich vs Manchester City
International – Club Friendlies
Date: Sunday, 24 July 2022
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Lambeau Field.
This Sunday’s match between Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City promises to be an offensive masterwork from the get-go.
The Citizens scored an astounding 99 goals during their league campaign the previous season, and despite intense pressure from their bitter rivals Liverpool, they were able to win the championship on the penultimate day of the regular season.
They only lost three games during the entire campaign and only allowed 26 goals in the process.
It’s also important to note that while they enjoyed a season with a goal differential of +73, Manchester United’s goal differential was precisely zero.
Bayern, meanwhile, won the German championship for the tenth time in a row. Over the course of this run, they scored an astounding 97 goals from 34 games.
As they play without their ace striker Robert Lewandowski for the first time in nine years, this will be their chance to experiment.
It promises to be a fascinating matchup against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, but they have made some good substitutions in the shape of Sadio Mane.
Goals have also frequently been scored anytime these two sides have faced off in the past.
Expect a high-scoring game this Sunday, most likely.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Head to head :
- 5 of the past 7 encounters had 3 or more goals.
- 5 of the previous 7 clashes had goals from both teams.
- The latest meeting had finished in a 2-3 win for Manchester City.
- The last 4 overall wins were split into two each for either squad.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Prediction :
Under Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich has been playing well, but there are still certain problems that need to be resolved before this game.
The Bavarians must continue their recent success this weekend because of their brutal performance against DC United.
City to win 3-1.
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Team News :
Both Nagelsmann and Guardiola want to choose strong squads for this encounter, which is the penultimate preseason contest for both teams before the 2022–23 season kicks off. Rotation is anticipated during the game, though.
Mane and De Ligt were joined by fellow summer signings Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch, who also played for Bayern against DC United.
The four players are anticipated to participate on Sunday.
Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich is still out after having knee surgery, thus players like Gravenberch, Sabitzer, Joshua Kimmich, and Gabriel Vidovic will be vying for a spot in the center of the field, while former Man City winger Leroy Sane might keep his spot in the starting lineup.
Despite the fact that Muller, Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez, and Benjamin Pavard will all be vying for the starting spot after last starting on the bench, Nagelsmann may continue to play a 4-4-2 system on Sunday.
Regarding Man City, Guardiola has stated that Haaland, a Norwegian striker who was not used as a substitute against Professional America, may make his club debut on Sunday.
While players like Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, and Jack Grealish will be trying to keep their spots in the starting XI, Phillips, Alvarez, and Ortega were all given their debuts and may likely play again this weekend.
Aymeric Laporte is out with an injury, while Guardiola can’t use Phil Foden, John Stones, or Ilkay Gundogan because they are practicing with the club’s Under-23 team in Croatia after failing to qualify for the USA.
Ruben Dias was ill on Thursday and is still questionable on Sunday, so academy graduate Luke Mbete may get another chance to start at center back alongside Nathan Ake.
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Hernandez, Davies; Coman, Kimmich, Gravenberch, Sane; Muller, Mane
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Mbete, Ake, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish