Kick-Off Time: 9:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany.
Bayern Munich and Tottenham face off at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night with both clubs having secured their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
Flick extended his winning streak in the Champions League to four matches with a 6-0 demolition of Red Star Belgrade on Matchday five. However, recent defeats in the Bundesliga to Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach has lowered the morale of the team making the board to reassess their options of keeping Hansi Flick till the end of the season.
Their previous two defeats ended in a 2-1 scoreline, and they will be hoping to rectify their mistakes in the Bundesliga trailing seven points behind table-toppers Gladbach. Lewandowski’s free run has come to an unexpected halt as he has failed to score in each of his last two games.
Wednesday night is another opportunity for the Bavarians to cement their place and make a statement towards the knockout stages. And an opportunity for some players to prove that they are ready to step up to the mark in preparation for their meeting against Weder Bremen this weekend.
On the other hand, Tottenham picked up just one point from fixtures against Olympiakos and Bayern, which played a significant role in the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino. The reverse fixtures between these two ended in a 7-2 defeat in front of the Spurs faithful.
After Mourinho took over the affairs at the club, they have become a rejuvenated side with the fixture against Manchester United, their only loss so far. The match against Olympiakos showed the fighting spirit they possess under Mourinho, coming from a goal down to Nick a win over the greek side.
Harry Kane will not feature on Wednesday night as Troy Parrott will be in contention to start his first European game for Spurs. The likes of Kyle Walker-Peters, Oliver Skipp, and Ryan Sessegnon are also looking for a place in the starting line up. While Son, Toby Alderweireld, and Dele Alli will be rested.
Jerome Boateng and Corentin Tolisso are expected to be available after being substituted at the weekend due to minor injury.
Benjamin Pavard, Philippe Coutinho, and Serge Gnabry are expected to be in the starting lineup.
Written by: Olumide Akinnifesi