Bayern Munich will look to earn the points that will confirm their status as Group E winners in the Champions League when they travel to face Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday night.
While the German giants are yet to put a foot wrong in Europe with four wins out of four, they slipped up domestically on Friday night with a 2-1 defeat to Augsburg, with their lead at the top of the Bundesliga now just one point.
Dynamo lead the Ukrainian Premier League by virtue of goal difference but are yet to score in the Champions League this season, sitting bottom of the group.
What time is kick off? Tuesday 23 November, 17:45 (BST)
Where is it being played? NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv
TV channel? BT Sport ESPN (UK), fuboTV(US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Referee? Halil Umut Meler
VAR? Mete Kalkavan
Dynamo Kyiv team news
Dynamo have a number of injuries to contend with ahead of Tuesday night.
Ibrahim Kargbo, Artem Besedin, Denys Popov, Vladyslav Supriaha and Ruslan Neshcheret will all be absent, with Denys Harmash expected to lead the line up front.
The Ukrainian side’s main goal threats are Viktor Tsygankov and Vitalii Buyalskyi, who have scored nine and eight league goals respectively this season.
Dynamo Kyiv predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Bushchan; Kedziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Buyalskyi, Pena; Harmash.
Dayot Upamecano is suspended while Niklas Sule has returned a positive Covid-19 test, meaning Tanguy Nianzou could partner Lucas Hernandez in central defence.
Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Michael Cuisance are all having to isolate after coming into contact with a positive case, while Joshua Kimmich is also still in quarantine.
Kingsley Coman and Marcel Sabitzer are carrying knocks and doubtful to play, though both are in Bayern’s confirmed travelling squad. The club’s fitness issues could provide Corentin Tolisso with a rare opportunity to play on the wing.
You can read a predicted lineup for Bayern Munich here.
Dynamo Kyiv vs Bayern Munich score prediction
Tuesday night will provide Bayern with the perfect opportunity to bounce back from their surprising defeat to Augsburg last week.
Their progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League is already confirmed and just one point will give them first place, and they should have more than enough quality in their ranks to finish the job with a game to spare, even with a few absentees.
Prediction: Dynamo Kyiv 1-3 Bayern Munich
Source : 90min.com