A rejuvenated Bayern Munich side now full of confidence after an indifferent start to the season travel to Celtic Park to take on the Hoops. The appointment of club legend Jupp Heynckes seems to have kick started Bayern’s season and they now have that swagger and suave about their play that was missing at the start of the season and ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job.
Coming in to this Bayern Munich will be full of confidence having seen of in form RB Leipzig 2-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Celtic will also be beaming after a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Celtic Park saw them extend their unbeaten domestic run to 62 games matching the achievements of the 1915 side managed by Willie Maley.
Moussa Dembele has 4 goals in his last three games since returning from injury and after a disrupted pre-season he seems to be have rediscovered his scoring touch, something that can only benefit Celtic in the long term.
Bayern will be without star striker Robert Lewandowski for the trip to Celtic Park after he limped off in the midweek game against RB Leipzig and Heynckes will not want his star man to aggravate his injury with Dortmund to come in the league next weekend, as Bayern’s top scorer there is no doubting the impact Lewandowski’s loss will have on Bayern’s attack as he is the focal point for Bayern and their talisman in the big European games.
Celtic will be without a star player of their own, with Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City ruled out for up to six weeks after pulling his hamstring in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock over the weekend.
Celtic will be up for this game and will no doubt look to play with more intensity and spirit then when these two teams last met in a fortnight ago, backed up by the raucous Celtic fans, Bayern will have a more difficult time and this will be no easy three points.
However you have to back Bayern Munich with their rejuvenation under Heynckes and their uplift in form to take all three points and keep the pressure on group leaders PSG.
Score prediction: Celtic 1-4 Bayern Munich