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

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After putting themselves in the mix for qualification after winning in Anderlecht, the Scottish champions are aiming to cause a major upset

Bayern Munich host Celtic in Champions League Group B on Wednesday, with both sides boasting one victory each in their opening two matches.

The two champions of their domestic leagues have had similar results in the competition to date, easily seeing off Anderlecht but falling heavily against Paris Saint-Germain.

Since the Germans were thumped at Parc des Princes last month, they have replaced Carlo Ancelotti with Jupp Heynckes and need an instant reaction in Europe, with this double header set to be crucial. 

Game Bayern Munich vs Celtic
Date Wednesday, October 18
Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Leigh Griffiths Kieran Tierney Celtic

In the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport ESPN, as well as being available to stream live on the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport ESPN BT Sport app

In the US, the game will not be broadcast live on television, but it will be available to stream online using WatchESPN, Fox Sports Go or the Fox Soccer Match Pass.

US TV channel Online stream
N/A WatchESPN / Fox Sports Go / Match Pass

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Bayern players
Goalkeepers Starke, Ulreich, Fruchtl
Defenders Sule, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha, Boateng, Rudy, Alaba
Midfielders Thiago, Ribery, Robben, James, Vidal, Tolisso, Kimmich
Forwards Lewandowski, Muller, Coman

Manuel Neuer and Franck Ribery are still missing for Bayern, while Javi Martinez's absence was also confirmed on Tuesday. He will be sidelined for a couple of games, the Munich side expect. 

Arturo Vidal's return to action does represent some consolation to the Spaniard's absence.

Heynckes will stick by a hugely experienced side, five of whom played in the 2013 final that Bayern won 2-1, albeit Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski were both on the losing Dortmund side that evening.

Potential Bayern starting XI:  Ulreich; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Alaba; Thiago, Vidal; Robben, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski

Position Celtic players
Goalkeepers Gordon, De Vries, Hazard
Defenders Simunovic, Gamba, Boyata, Lustig, Sviatchenko, Ajer, Duffy, McCart, McInroy, Ralston, Welsh, Tierney, Bell
Midfielders Bitton, Roberts, Brown, Sinclair, Armstrong, Rogic, Ntcham, Benyu, McGregor, Forrest, Henderson, McLaughlin, Hill, Hendry, Eboue
Forwards Griffiths, Dembele, Hayes, Edouard, Miller, Watson, Johnston, Aitchison 

Although Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong were absent at the weekend, both are expected back in the squad for the trip to the Allianz Arena, with the former almost certain to start. 

Erik Sviatchenko continues to sit out in the heart of the defence, while Leigh Griffiths will be back to lead the line ahead of Moussa Dembele, who is still searching for his best form this season. 

Craig Gordon will return to play in goal after being left out at the weekend, despite Dorus de Vries' fine display against Dundee at the weekend.

Potential Celtic starting XI:  Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Simunovic, Tierney; Armstrong, Brown, Rogic; Sinclair, Dembele, Griffiths.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Arjen Robben Bayern Munich

Bayern are strong favourites at 1/10 according to dabblebet, with Celtic priced at 20/1 to win in Germany. A draw is available at odds of 17/2.

Click here to get all the latest odds and markets for the Champions League clash between Bayern and Celtic.


GAME PREVIEW


Scott Brown Celtic

Bayern Munich hope to get back to winning ways in the Champions League after a difficult start to the season that has prompted them to welcome back coach Jupp Heynckes, who led the club to European glory in 2013 with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. 

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Carlo Ancelotti was sacked after the 3-0 reverse against Paris Saint-Germain last month and Heynckes' fourth spell in charge started with a 5-0 win over Freiburg at the weekend. Victory against the Scottish champions on Wednesday is expected to continue the side's resurgence. 

Celtic, though, come into the game high on confidence after securing a rare away win in the group stages, having thumped Anderlecht in the last round of fixtures. Brendan Rodgers' side will believe that a point would be an excellent result in this clash as it would give them a genuine shot of second place before the return match in Glasgow on Hallowe'en.

They came through a tough test against Dundee 1-0 on Saturday, during which they heavily rotated their squad in preparation for this clash. Rodgers has achieved great things in little over a year in charge at Celtic Park, but a positive result in this encounter would surely be his greatest feat to date. 

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