Crvena Zvezda vs Bayern München: Match preview
Crvena Zvezda has virtually lost their chance of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League after losing to Tottenham at home. However, they still have a motive to come to a positive result against Bayern as they are in the game to continue competing in the Europa League.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, will most likely finish this part of the competition in the first place in Group B. They have five points more than Tottenham and play with them at home in the last round.
Crvena Zvezda has two points more than Olympiacos but expect a direct match with the Greeks in the last round of Group B. The home team must do their best not to lose to Bayern. The German champion may be a little more relaxed in this game but the guests are still huge favorites to get to three points in Belgrade.
Crvena Zvezda team news:
The 5-0 and 4-0 defeats of Tottenham Hotspur are the only two defeats by Crvena Zvezda in the last 13 games. In these matches it proved how much the Champions League is a better competition than the Serbian Championship.
They were still shocked by the high defeat in front of her fans, dropping two points in the championship match with Javor away. However, the team managed to qualify for the quarter final of the domestic cup.
The aforementioned defeat by Tottenham is team’s only one in front of their fans this season. This fact is important before the match with Bayern, but the fact is that the Germans are a stronger opponent than the English.
Home team coach Vladan Milojevic cannot count on top scorer Milan Pavkov, who sustained an ankle injury and missed the previous two games. This absence can be a big problem for the team, because a player with such a profile would mean a lot on the field.
Probable lineup: Borjan – Rodić, Milunović, Degenek, Gobeljić – Cañas, Jovančić – van la Parra, Marin, Garcia – Tomané.
Bayern München team news:
After a 5-1 defeat to Frankfurt, Bayern tied for two wins. At first they were better than Olympiacos 2-0, then they beat big rival Dortmund and recorded a 4-0 victory. The Bavarians have five wins in their last six games. The encouragement for the team of Hans-Dieter Flick is the fact that they have not received a goal in the previous two matches.
The aforementioned defeat to Eintracht is Bayern’s only away game this season, not counting the German Super Cup. In nine away matches so far, Bayern have six wins with two draws. Still, they kept their doors in just one game outside their Allianz Arena.
Bayern will be weakened on defense as Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Sule are not available to coach Hans-Dieter Flick. The Bavarians are still looking for a new coach after the release of Nika Kovac. Maurizio Pochettino, who was fired at Tottenham, is one of the candidates to succeed Kovac, and it looks like negotiations have already begun.
Probable lineup: Neuer – Davies, Alaba, Javi Martínez, Pavard – Goretzka, Kimmich – Coman, Müller, Gnabry – Lewandowski.
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