Bayern Munich vs Inter: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Carlo Ancelotti's side have endured a dispiriting pre-season so far, with bad results and injuries putting a dampener on their preparations

Bayern Munich and Inter continue their pre-season preparations when they face off in the International Champions Cup in Singapore on Thursday.

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The game takes place at Singapore National Stadium and is scheduled for a 21:35 kick off (14:35 in the United Kingdom), with both sides coming into the clash having won their last match.

Bayern improved on their performances against Arsenal and AC Milan to beat Chelsea 3-2, with Thomas Muller scoring twice against the Blues, while Inter narrowly defeated Lyon 1-0 in China.

Game Bayern Munich vs Inter
Date Thursday, July 27
Time 21:35 (local) / 14:35 (BST)

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


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In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Premier Sports and by stream via Premier Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
Premier Sports Premier Player

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on the Spanish-language channel ESPN Deportes. It can also be streamed on WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN Deportes (Spanish) WatchESPN

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Bayern Munich players
Goalkeepers Starke, Fruchtl, Ulreich, Hoffman
Defenders Hummels, Alaba, Rafinha, Martinez, Friedl, Gotze
Midfielders Sanches, Tolisso, Rodriguez, Dorsch, Wintzheimer
Forwards Lewandowski, Coman, Pantovic, Muller, Ribery

Bayern have utilised a somewhat skeletal squad during their tour of Asia, with a host of first-teamers either ruled out due to injury or because of their summer exertions at international level.

Thiago Alcantara and Juan Bernat were in the original panel, but both were forced to return to Germany after picking up injuries, while Douglas Costa left the club for Juventus. Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng remained in Munich due to injury, while Manuel Neuer continues his recovery from a broken foot.

In the absence of Boateng, Carlo Ancelotti experimented with David Alaba at centre-back against Arsenal, using Javi Martinez in midfield, but the latter has returned to the heart of defence in the last two fixtures and should reprise his partnership with Mats Hummels.

The likes of Joshua Kimmich, Rudy Sule, Sebastien Rudy and Arturo Vidal have been allowed extra time off after their exploits in the Confederations Cup.

Potential starting XI: Starke; Rafinha, Hummels, Martinez, Friedl; Tolisso, Alaba, Rodriguez, Muller, Ribery; Lewandowski.

Position Inter players
Goalkeepers Berni, Handanovic, Padelli, Pissardo
Defenders Ansaldi, D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Skriniar, Vanheusden, Valietti
Midfielders Borja Valero, Brozovic, Emmers, Gagliardini, Joao Mario, Kondogbia, Rivas
Forwards Gabigol, Biabiany, Eder, Candreva, Icardi, Perisic, Pinamonti

Luciano Spalletti has included Ivan Perisic in his pre-season tour squad and the Manchester United target has impressed in games against Schalke and Lyon, despite the speculation around his future.

New signings Milan Skriniar and Borja Valero have been handed debuts during the tour and Spalletti has also used the preparatory fixtures to blood highly rated 18-year-old striker Andrea Pinamonti.

Mauro Icardi has been deemed not ready for the last two games, but the Argentina international may get a chance to play against Bayern, but on man who certainly won't be involved is Davide Santon, who is nursing a calf injury.

Potential starting XI: Handanovic; Nagatomo, Miranda, Murillo, D'Ambrosio; Kondogbia, Gagliardini, Perisic, Brozovic, Joao Mario; Eder


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


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Bayern Munich are deemed favourites to win at 4/7, according to dabblebet, while the odds on Inter winning are 17/4. A draw between the teams is priced at 16/5.

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GAME PREVIEW


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Bayern's win over Chelsea will have brought a sigh of relief from Carlo Ancelotti, who was left severely frustrated by the manner of his side's performances in their previous two outings against Arsenal and Milan.

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Having underwhelmed in the opening games, Thomas Muller powered the Bavarians to victory over Antonio Conte's side by scoring twice, but the contributions of Rafinha, Corentin Tolisso and Franck Ribery were also notable factors.

The strength of the Bavarians' attack was evident as they surged into a three-goal lead against Chelsea, but their defence has been particularly brittle on this tour, with seven goals conceded in three games so far.

Regulars such as Boateng and Kimmich have been missing, while Bernat was struck down by injury, but Ancelotti will have seen plenty of room for improvement in this area of the pitch nonetheless.

Inter, meanwhile, will look to consolidate their best XI ahead of the 2017-18 season and have shown steady improvement since losing to second-tier German side Nurnberg.

A draw against Schalke followed and their win over Lyon was hard-earned, so they will attempt to continue that upward trajectory by claiming the scalp of the Bundesliga champions on Thursday.

However, a lot of work still needs to be done if the Nerazzurri are to seriously challenge the top three in Serie A this coming campaign, with the likes of Juventus and Milan looking streets ahead.

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