Having nearly equipped for the knockout stages unexpectedly to the detriment of Liverpool or Napoli last season, it has been a frustrating beginning for Jesse Marsch’s side this time around. Salzburg were held to a draw by Lokomotiv Moscow on the opening matchday, with Vitaly Lisakovich scoring the equalizer for the Russians late after the Austrians had returned from behind to lead the match.
Marsch’s side indeed upset a 1-0 deficiency at Atletico Madrid, with Dominik Szoboszlai in fantastic structure down the left flank, before Joao Felix’s support left the Austrians flat broke in a 3-2 thrashing to Diego Simeone’s side. With two matches against Bayern impending, the Austrians’ odds of advancing to the knockout stages appear to be thin. It might now be an instance of guaranteeing they stay in European rivalry by completing above Lokomotiv in third spot.
Bayern, then again, look in a directing situation in the group having expanded their triumphant altercation the opposition and looking the predominant power in Europe indeed.
Hansi Flick’s side mercilessly destroyed Atletico in a 4-0 whipping on the opening matchday, with Kingsley Coman in sparkling structure to score a brace, having come into the side for Serge Gnabry.
Bayern discovered things significantly harder at Lokomotiv, however, edging the match 2-1 to a great extent because of Joshua Kimmich’s perfect goal from separation in the 79th moment with the match yet to be determined at that stage. It is about the three points at this phase of the opposition, in any case, and another tight success in Austria would do Flick pleasantly as he hopes to wrap up movement to the knockout stages as fast as could reasonably be expected.
Should Daka shake off his hamstring issue to begin the match, we figure Salzburg can give Bayern another intense test, however the Bavarians ought to have enough to hold the Austrian heroes off. With Lewandowski getting an uncommon rest at the end of the week, the Pole ought to be chomping at the bit to go, particularly having neglected to score in the Champions League so far this season. Hence, bet on Bayern Munich to win the match.