For Bayern Munich it’s a chance at group stage perfection, while Inter Milan will see it as an opportunity for revenge. Those are the stakes when the two powers meet in their Group C finale, having already qualified to the Round of 16 from the so-called “Group of Death” also featuring FC Barcelona.
Winners of all five of their group matches so far, Bayern are guaranteed to advance as group winners and a top seed in the Round of 16 draw on Monday. One of those victories was a tidy 2-0 win on Inter Milan’s home turf at the San Siro, with Leroy Sane proving the matchwinner.
That’s a result that second-place Inter will be seeking to avenge when they travel to the Allianz Arena five points behind Bayern. A victory and a draw against big-spending Barcelona were the decisive results that saw the Italian club mathematically clinch a spot in the knockout stage.
Both clubs promise to make some noise in the upcoming rounds of the competition with 2020 champions Bayern reaching the quarterfinals last season before suffering an upset at the hands of Villarreal. Inter, champions in 2010, bowed out in the Round of 16 of the same edition against eventual finalist Liverpool.
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What time is Bayern vs Inter?
Bayern play host to Inter at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. It kicks off at 8 p.m. BST on Tuesday, November 1.
|Date||Tues, Nov. 1||Tues, Nov. 1||Tues, Nov. 1||Weds, Nov. 2|
|Time||20:00 BST||16:00 ET||16:00 ET||07:00 AEDT|
Bayern vs Inter live stream, TV channel
|TV channel||BT Sport 5||—||—||—|
|Streaming||BT Sport player||ViX.com, ViX+, Paramount+||DAZN||Stan Sport|
UK: The match will be broadcast on BT Sport 5 and streamed on BT Sport platforms.
USA: The match will be available to stream for free on ViX.com. A stream will also be available to subscribers of Paramount+ (English) and ViX+ (Spanish).
Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.
Australia: Every Champions League game streams live on Stan Sport.
Bayern vs Inter lineups
Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out with a shoulder problem, while forward Thomas Muller is sideleined with a hip injury and wideman Bounar Sarr has a knee issue.
Defender Lucas Hernandez (adductor), attacker Leroy Sane (muscular) and centre-back Matthijs de Ligt (knee) will also not be involved.
Bayern predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ulreich (GK) — Mazraoui, Pavard, Upamecano, Stanisic — Gravenberch, Sabitzer — Gnabry, Musiala, Coman — Tel
Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, defender Danilo D’Ambrosio and forward Romelu Lukaku are all out with thigh injuries for Inter.
Chelsea loanee Lukaku has only been able to feature once in the Champions League so far this season, although he still managed to score after coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute against bottom side Viktoria Plzen.
Inter predicted lineup (3-5-2): Onana (GK) — Skriniar, De Vrij, Acerbi — Darmian, Barella, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, Gosens — Dzeko, Correa
Bayern vs Inter prediction, betting odds
While Bayern haven’t had it all their way in the German top-flight Bundesliga this season (second place after 12 matchdays), their Champions League form makes Julian Nagelsmann’s team heavy favourites to finish on a win despite all the key player absences.
Punters might see value in backing Inter to bring something back from Bavaria: Simone Inzaghi’s side would have won their seventh straight road match in the competition had it not been for Robert Lewandowski’s 92nd-minute equalizer in their most recent Champions League away game.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 1, Inter Milan 1
|Over 2.5 Goals||4/11||—||1.39||1.36|
|Both Teams to Score||8/15||-170||1.53||1.53|