Bayern Munich vs Sevilla
Bayern Munich and PSG are ready to lock horns in what looks like a mouthwatering Champions League final.
Venue: Puskas Arena
Betting Odds: Bayern Munich 1.33 ; Draw 5.50 ; Sevilla 7.50
Probability of Win: Bayern Munich 73%; Draw 16% ; Sevilla 11%
Bayern Munich will lock horns with Europa League winners Sevilla for the UEFA Super Cup at Puskas Arena.
The Bavarians had a fantastic season last term, which saw them achieve a continental treble.
Out of the three major trophies, Bavarians’ dominance in the Champions League was worth noting for, wrecking Barcelona, Tottenham and Lyon in the process.
Hansi Flick’s side have also kick-started the new Bundesliga season in the best possible way, dismantling Schalke FC 8-0. It is also a statement of intent from probably the best club in Europe.
Now, they will look to add another feather in their cap by winning the UEFA Super Cup.
Bavarians would probably have the services of Alphonso Davies back to the first-team after missing out on the Bundesliga opener.
Bayern’s new signing Leroy Sane was impressive in his debut and will look to make his mark in Bundesliga this season.
Predicted XI: Neuer; Lucas Hernandez, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sané, Müller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
This will be a difficult game for us. Both teams had a short break and not a very long time to prepare for the game, but, nevertheless, I hope that we haven’t lost anything with regards to our endurance and fitness. It is a new beginning. We are missing players like Philippe Coutinho, Alvaro Odriozola and Ivan Perišić, who unfortunately are not part of the squad. But, we will adapt.Hansi Flick, Bayern Munich coach
Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla were the dark horses of Europe in the last season, winning the Europa League and finishing third in La Liga.
The Andalusian outfit played a high-paced game in the previous season, where stars like Sergio Reguilon, Lucas Ocampos flourished.
However, Sevilla have suffered a setback with the departure of Reguilon, who has joined Tottenham, while Ever Banega is no more a Sevilla player.
Sevilla nonetheless have added the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Oscar Rodriguez and Marcos Acuna to their ranks, with the latter one replacing Reguilon.
It remains to be seen whether Lopetegui’s men can knock Bayern off their perch.
Predicted XI: Bounou; Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Escudero; Rakitić, Fernando, Jordán; Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos
Bayern have a manager who deserves a lot of credit for the way in which he has managed the side and changed the team’s fortunes by giving it a strong identity in addition to a lot of focus on teamwork. It’s very difficult to do what he has done. They know exactly how they want to play, how they want to attack, where they are going to defend. In truth, we are up against the best team in the world at the moment but we don’t want to just roll over.Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla Manager