Bayern Munich will have their task cut out when they welcome Manchester City to the Allianz Arena for the second leg of their 2022-23 Champions League quarter-final. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST.
The Bavarians trail 0-3 on aggregate after they were brushed aside by a clinical City outfit. Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland were all on the scoresheet for the Engish club in the first leg.
BAY vs MCI Dream11 prediction for Champions League 2022-23
Bayern Munich will be underdogs as they trail 0-3 against a City side that isn’t known for throwing away leads. Bayern, in fact, hasn’t been in great form ever since Thomas Tuchel took over as their new head coach. Under his tutelage, Bayern has won twice, lost twice and drawn once, including a DFB Pokal exit.
City, on the other hand, are in imperious form having won their last 10 matches across all competitions. Bayern needs a miracle to go through to the next round by overturning a 0-3 deficit. Going by form and quality of the teams, City is firm favourites to win this game and qualify for the next round.
BAY vs MCI Dream11 team tips for Champions League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Erling Haaland
Having Erling Haaland on your fantasy football team is a no-brainer. The most lethal striker in Europe with a whopping 47 goals from 40 games in all competitions, Haaland was on target against Bayern last time around and bagged a brace over the weekend in the Premier League. While he’s not much of a differentiator, having him in your fantasy team almost guarantees points. He’s also provided six assists this season, which shows he can contribute in attack in more ways than one.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Ilkay Gundogan
The engine at the heart of City’s defence, while Ilkay Gundogan may not always get the plaudits reserved for the likes of Bernardo Silva or Kevin de Bruyne, his importance to this City side cannot be underestimated. A contributor both in attack and defence, Gundogan will relish coming up against Bayern in his native Germany. The German international has bagged five goals and just as many assists this season, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he manages to be on the scoresheet against City. After all, he’s proven time and again in the past that he’s the man for the big occasions.
Top tip: Best defender - Joao Cancelo
Joao Cancelo, who is on loan from Man City at Bayern, will be eager to make a positive impression against his parent club. He came on as a substitute in the first leg and didn’t have much of a say in the action. However, with Bayern chasing the match, Cancelo is likely to start thanks to his attacking prowess. He’s got three goals and nine assists over the course of the season while representing both Bayern and City. Expect Cancelo to be at his explosive best against City.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Yann Sommer
Yann Sommer can expect another busy night between the post after letting in three goals against City in the first leg. A reliable and consistent goalkeeper, Sommer joined Munich from Borussia Monchengladbach in the January transfer market and has kept his fair share of clean sheets for the Bavarians, making some great saves along the way. He will once again be under the pump against City, meaning the more saves he makes the more fantasy points you earn with him in your team.
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