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Bayern Munich vs PSG: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

12:40 GMT+4 21/07/2018
Niko Kovac Bayern Munich
The Bundesliga champions will face the Ligue 1 title holders at Worthersee Stadion in Austria as they open their International Champions Cup campaigns

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain will kick off their International Champions Cup campaigns on European soil when they meet in Austria.

The Bundesliga champions and Ligue 1 title holders are due to lock horns at the Worthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria on Saturday.

Having both swept to domestic glory in 2017-18, they will be hoping for more of the same this season, with winning a useful habit to get into early.

A number of World Cup performers will be missing in the wake of their efforts in Russia, but two heavyweight sides boast enough depth to their respective squads to ensure that there will still be plenty of superstars on show.

Game Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
Date Saturday, July 21
Time 3:05pm BST / 10:05am ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US) the game will be shown live on television on ESPN2 and will be available to stream live online via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN2 WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Premier Sports and streamed on the Premier Player app.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports Premier Player

Squads & Team News


Position Bayern Munich players
Goalkeepers Ulreich, Fruchtl
Defenders Martinez, Rafinha, Bernat, Mai, Alaba
Midfielders Thiago, Shabani, Gnabry, Vidal, Sanches
Forwards Wagner, Coman, Robben, Ribery

Niko Kovac will be taking in his first game as Bayern boss and has plenty of options at his disposal despite the absence of those who took part at World Cup 2018.

The likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Arturo Vidal, David Alaba, Javi Martinez, Kingsley Coman, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Sandro Wagner, Sven Ulreich, Serge Gnabry and Renato Sanches are all available.

Potential Bayern XI: Ulreich; Rafinha, Martínez, Mai, Alaba; Vidal, Sanches, Shabani; Robben, Wagner, Coman.

Position PSG players
Goalkeepers Buffon, Descamps
Defenders Georgen, Dagba, Mbe Soh, N'Soki, Rimane, Zagre
Midfielders Diarra, Nkunku, Rabiot, Bernede, Toufiqui
Forwards Jese, Weah, Cibois, Fressange, Postolachi

While those attending the game will not get the chance to see the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in action, PSG will have plenty of familiar faces on show.

Gianluigi Buffon has linked up with the club this summer, while the likes of Lassana Diarra and Adrien Rabiot should also figure in ICC fixtures alongside exciting youngsters such as Timothy Weah.

Marco Verratti will not be involved, however, as he continues building up his fitness with more pre-season work away from a match situation.

Potential PSG XI: Buffon; Georgen, Mbe Soh, Rimane, Zagre; Bernede, Diarra, Rabiot; Jese, Weah, Nkunku.


Betting & Match Odds


Bayern are considered to be favourites to win the game, with dabblebet offering odds of 8/13 on the German giants coming out on top. PSG are priced at 15/4 and a draw is available at 3/1.

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Match Preview


The absence of several senior Bayern stars from Russia 2018 means that Kovac will be in a position to name a strong side throughout the International Champions Cup.

That should help to establish some early stability within the ranks before their World Cup contingent are welcomed back into the fold.

Their ICC endeavours also present the Munich giants with an opportunity to get their hands on a piece of silverware which has so far eluded them.

Bayern did finish as runners-up to Inter in the Singapore section of the 2017 event, but now have the chance to emerge as the overall winners in a format which has been altered again for 2018.

PSG, meanwhile, are looking to claim ICC honours for the third time, having taken the North America and Europe prize in 2016 and 2017.

Their cause this time around will be hindered by depleted ranks, with many of their biggest names missing on the back of international duty.

Exciting teenage forward Weah should get another opportunity to shine on the senior stage, but Yacine Adli will not be involved as he is away at the European Under-19 Championship with France.