European heavyweights Inter Milan (INT) and Bayern Munich (BAY) square off in their opening fixture of the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 campaign. The match will take place at the San Siro stadium in Italy and is slated to begin at 12:30 AM IST on Thursday. 

INT vs BAY Dream11 prediction UEFA Champions League 2022-23

Both Inter Milan and Bayern Munich haven’t had the smoothest of starts to their respective league campaigns. While Inter currently find themselves in the eighth spot in the Serie A standings with nine points from five games, Bayern have notched up 11 points in five matches and are currently third in the Bundesliga table.

As far as head-to-head between the teams in the UEFA Champions League is concerned, there is nothing to separate the sides. Inter have claimed two wins in the past in the UCL and Bayern have registered the same number of victories against the Italian club, while one match between them ended in a draw.

Coming to Thursday night’s encounter between the sides, while it’s a tough game to predict, Bayern should have just about enough firepower in the tank to get the better of Inter on the night.

INT vs BAY Dream11 team tips for UEFA Champions League 2022-23

Top tip: Best forward

Lautaro Martinez has been Inter’s talisman for several years now, and he will be one of the biggest threats to Bayern’s backline come Thursday. Martinez has already scored three goals and has provided an assist this season, making him an in-form addition to your fantasy team.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Serge Gnabry is likely to pose massive problems against Inter’s defence, especially from the wide areas. The German winger’s pace will be a cause of concern to the Nerazzurri backline which has been extremely fragile this season, going by their Serie A displays. Gnabry, who has three goals and four assists this season, is likely to record at least one goal contribution in this match, making him a wise pick for our fantasy team.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

After completing his move from Juventus to Bayern Munich over the summer transfer window, Matthijs de Ligt seems to have settled in the heart of the Bavarians’ defence pretty seamlessly. A ball-playing centre-back who is comfortable in possession, de Ligt is capable of more than just being a dominating presence at the back. A threat from set-pieces, he’s already scored once this season and makes for a great addition to your fantasy team.

Inter’s Samir Handanovic is more likely to be the busier of the two goalkeepers, which is why it would be wise to have him in your fantasy team. A great shot-stopper, Handanovic should pull off quite a few saves against Bayern, which in turn will add to your fantasy points tally.

INT vs BAY probable playing XI

INT playing XI (probable): Handanovic (GK and captain); Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco; Martinez, Dzeko

BAY playing XI (probable): Neuer (GK and captain); Pavard, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Sabitzer, Kimmich; Coman, Musiala, Sane; Mane

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