Bayern Munich vs Besiktas Preview and Prediction:
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
|Start Date||20 Feb 2018 – 19:45 GMT|
Bayern Munich welcome Besiktas to the Allianz arena looking to reach the quarter-finals for the seven consecutive season.
Besiktas have made the knockout stages for the first time in their history and face a tall order to eliminate the German giants helmed by Jupp Heynckes, who last lost a Champions League sport in March 2013 while Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners at the Allianz arena.
Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy are all just one reserving away from a one-match ban, at the same time as Thiago Alcantara is nearing a return to complete fitness after almost three months out.
HEAD TO HEAD
Manuel Neuer is expected to miss out for Bayern Munich here.
Thiago back to first-team action on the weekend after almost three months out injured and he’ll hope to begin here.
Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy will miss the return leg in Turkey if they may be booked on Tuesday.
Alvaro Negredo or Vagner Love will lead the road for Besiktas following the departure of Cenk Tosun in January.
Tolgay Arslan, Caner Erkin and Anderson Talisca will miss the second leg if they’re booked on Tuesday.
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Expected Lineups Of Bayern Munich vs Besiktas
DEF: Alaba (LB), Boateng (CB), Hummels (CB), Kimmich (RB)
MID: Coman (LM), James(CM)
ATT: Ribery (LW), Muller ( CAM), Robben (RW)
ATT: Lewandowski (CF)
DEF: Adriano (LB), Pepe (CB), Medel (CB), Gonul (RB)
MID: Ozyakup ( CDM), Hutchinson (CDM)
MID: Quaresma (LM), Talisca (CM), Babel (RM)
ATT: Negredo (CF)
- Bayern Munich have won their last thirteen matches in all competitions and are unbeaten at home this season, albeit only keeping one clean sheet of their closing seven on home soil.
- Besiktas have only lost of their last 24 competitive matches and are unbeaten in seven ahead of Tuesday’s daunting clash with Bayern. converting draws into wins has proved a real problem for Besiktas this season, but
- they would take that here.
Bayern are predicted to win on Tuesday but their home defensive frailties must give a Besiktas side that have scored in all however one away game this season hope.