With a victory over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday, Bayern Munich would almost certainly advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
In the Bundesliga standings, Bayern Munich is currently in third place and has not played well this year. The Bavarian giants will need to step it up this week after Borussia Dortmund held them to a 2-2 draw in their previous match.
On the other side, Viktoria Plzen, who is now leading the Czech First League standings, has excelled at home. However, the Czech team has dropped all of its games in Europe this year and will be keen to prove something in this game.
Date and kickoff time
Wednesday, October 12th 2022
UK (BST) 8:00 PM
CEST: 9:00 PM
Eastern Time: 03:00 PM
Central Time: 02:00 PM
Mountain Time: 01:00 PM
Pacific Time: 12:00 PM
Gulf Standard Time: 11:00 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:30 AM midnight October 13th 2022.
Viktoria Plzeň vs Bayern Munich live stream and TV channel
UK: BT Sport 5, BT Sport App, LiveScore App
U: Paramount+, VIX+
Australia: Stan Sport
Egypt: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN Sports MAX 4, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: DAZN, DAZN2
India: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony LIV, JioTV
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Racing, New ZealandSpark Sport
Nigeria: SuperSport Laliga Nigeria, SuperSport GOtv LaLiga
Norway: TV 2 Play
Portugal: Eleven Sports 6 Portugal
Spain: Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones 2
Pavel Bucha won’t be playing for Plzen because he was dismissed during Inter’s 2-0 home loss and is now sidelined for two European games.
Vaclav Jemelka might move into the side to keep things tighter at the back while Peter Pejsa is still out due to a torn cruciate ligament.
Several Bayern players are unable to go to Plzen due to injury, leaving Nagelsmann severely lacking in defensive alternatives. These players include Matthijs de Ligt, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies, and Bouna Sarr.
With Noussair Mazraoui switching to left back and Joshua Kimmich resuming his position at right back, Benjamin Pavard might be forced to tuck inside to partner Dayot Upamecano at centre back.
Viktoria Plzen Champions League form:
L, L, L
Bayern Munich Champions League form:
W, W, W
Viktoria Plzen’s possible starting lineup:
Tvrdon; Holik, Hejda, Jemelka, Havel; Kalvach, N’Diaye; Kopic, Vlkanova, Mosquera; Chory
Bayern Munich’s possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Upamecano, Mazraoui; Goretzka, Sabitzer; Sane, Muller, Mane; Choupo-Moting
Viktoria Plzen 0-2 Bayern Munich
0-Due to Bayern’s defensive injuries, the hosts, may have a slim chance of pulling off a shock, but I expect Bayern to make a massive step towards securing their spot in the knockout stages by winning.
Despite their current lack of numbers, the Bavarians still have a lot of attacking firepower, as Plzen found it challenging to deal with this last week.