After International Champions Cup, Bayer Munich is traveling home to another pre-season tournament. This time it is Audi Cup, and the Bavarians have a chance to play in front of their own crowd. Other participants at this prestigious competition are Napoli, Atletico Madrid, and Bayern’s opponent Liverpool.
This game will be the main event of the day, as these two powerhouses of European football have 5 Champions League trophies each.
It would be crazy to pass an opportunity like this one and not to present one fantastic game to our followers.
Bayern Munich overview
Things haven’t been great for Carlo Ancelotti’s team in China. In four matches 3 defeats and a single victory against Chelsea 2-3. Even in that game, the Bavarians could lose the advantage in the late part of the contest. What is the growing worry is the fact, that Bayern hasn’t scored in two games during the tour in Asia, and that the efficiency at this moment is pretty low. The retirements on Philippe Lahm and Xabi Alonso made a tremendous impact on the organization of the play, and James Rodriguez is still adjusting to the demands of the new environment.
Things are turbulent at Anfield, and there is a lot of unanswered questions at the moment. For instance the status of Philippe Coutinho. Liverpool still hasn’t completed its roster for the upcoming season. Virgil van Dijk’s arrival is uncertain, Keita from Red Bull is still on hold, and if Coutinho leaves, Jurgen Klopp will find himself in a pretty bad situation. But all these problems aren’t affecting the Reds on the field. 6 games in a row without defeat, 5 victories, and one draw. The opponents weren’t spectacular, but anyway, these performances deserve some credit. In 4 of those 6 games, Liverpool has kept the clean sheets, and in 5 they scored at least two goals.
Head to head matches
16 years have passed since the last encounter of these two teams. Back in 2001, Liverpool had defeated Bayern in the Uefa Super Cup 3-2. In 7 games played, Liverpool has a slightly better record. 2 victories, the Germans 1, and 4 matches ended without a winner. Reds have a bigger goal difference, 9-7.
Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Prediction
This game will be the first one for Liverpool against some top class European club in this period. Bayern is in crisis, and we wouldn’t pick them to be the winner in this game. Our opinion regarding this event is to avoid playing the final outcome, and focusing on goals. What we think that is 100% sure is over 2.5 goals here. For braver punters, we suggest over 1.5 goals in the first halftime. When Bayern plays at Allianz arena, their obligation is to attack all the time, and Liverpool, on the other hand, attacks all the time no matter where they play.