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Manchester United vs Bayern MunichDecember 12, 12:45 pm ET
Manchester United odds+175
Bayern Munich odds+135
Over\Under3.5 +133/-165

Tuesday’s Champions League match, Manchester United vs Bayern Munich, has more at stake than most might believe.

Despite only having one win through their first five Champions League matches, Manchester United still has an outside chance of qualifying for the next stage. 

They’d need plenty to go in their favour, but it’s still a possibility heading into Tuesday’s contest.

Bayern has been the best team in Group A and has already clinched the group with a 4-0-1 record. However, with a +5 goal differential, some could argue that they aren’t playing as well as their record indicates.

The first time the two met, we only saw a one-goal win for Bayern, indicating a tightly contested rivalry. Both teams in that game made a series of gross defensive errors, including goalie mistakes. 

Since their previous encounter, both Bayern and Manchester United have continued to struggle with defensive lapses, including goalkeeping errors. This ongoing issue has led to inconsistent results for both teams. Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and André Onana, in particular, have been prone to mistakes, often leading to easy goals for the opposition.

Despite missing Serge Gnabry due to injury, Bayern’s lineup remains formidable. 

Bayern have plenty of attacking players who can take advantage of the home team’s defensive mistakes. With their depth in attacking talent, even a mixed Bayern squad poses a significant threat to any opponent.

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Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Odds

However, it’s expected that Bayern Munich could rest a few of their players, which would certainly be an advantage for Manchester United. If Bayern opts to sideline players like Harry Kane, Mathys Tel, and Jamal Musiala, the dynamics of the match could tilt in United’s favour. 

Harry Kane is set to return to England, but it’s uncertain if he’s going to play. Given the magnitude of his return, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him in action. 

With the first game being decided by one goal and Bayern not needing this game for much, it sounds like the perfect time for a draw.

Rasmus Højlund, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes are the ones who have to step up for Manchester United. Højlund, with his impressive tally of five goals in five Champions League games, is in a good position to add to that total in this must-win game on Tuesday.

Additionally, the potential involvement of Marcus Rashford, back from his Champions League ban, could add a much-needed spark to United’s attack.

Considering United’s urgent need for a win and Bayern’s potential mix of starters and bench players, this match could turn into a unique contest.

With United pushing aggressively and Bayern playing without the pressure of qualification, a high-scoring draw could be on the cards, especially given United’s recent trend of scoring in both halves in their UCL games.

Manchester United vs FC Bayern Munich Betting Tip

Despite just one win, Manchester United has scored goals at a high clip in the Champions League. The Red Devils have 12 goals, the most in Group A. 

Their problem has been their inability to keep the ball out of the net, with 14 goals given up.

Their scoring flair, however, is matched by a shaky defence, exemplified by the recent 3-0 thrashing by Bournemouth and the 14 goals conceded in the group.

This mix of high offensive output and defensive lapses sets the stage for more goals at both ends.

Bayern has notched 11 goals themselves, second only to United in the group. 

Considering their attacking prowess and United’s struggle to keep clean sheets, the likelihood of another goal-fest, akin to their last 7-goal encounter, seems high.

Add to this United’s desperate need for a win to advance, which should see them take more risks in attack, likely leading to an open game with chances for both sides.

Given these factors, it feels like a safe bet to expect goals from both Manchester United and Bayern, making over 3.5 goals a sensible pick, especially in light of their previous high-scoring showdown.

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