Champions League – Bayern Munich-Olympiakos
Bayern Munich hosts Olympiakos at the Allianz Arena in a game from Group B of the Champions League. Let’s spend few minutes to examine this fixture in the beautiful Bavarian capital.
For Bayern Munich this game comes in a very delicate moment, because yesterday the German champions sacked their head coach Niko Kovac. This happened after Bayern’s humilating 1-5 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. Against Olympiakos the team will be managed by assistant manager Hans-Dieter Flick, who is going to be in charge until the board appoints a new head coach.
The match in Frankfurt was a pure disaster for the current Bundesliga champions. Robert Lewandowski scored for Bayern Munich in the first half, but the Bavarians were put in a very bad position after Jerome Boateng’s red card after just 9 minutes of playing.
In the Champions League Bayern Munich are perfect, though. The club is leading Group B’s standings with 9 points won so far, being 5 points ahead of the second Tottenham Hotspur. A win against Olympiakos would allow them to secure the first place.
Bayern Munich and Olympiakos met in Greece two weeks ago, when the German side achieved a difficult 3-2 win in Piraeus. Robert Lewandowski put the ball twice behind Jose Sa’s back, while Corentin Tolisso aso scored for FC Hollywood.
For Olympiakos the situation in this group is not looking very bright. Right now the Greeks are fourth in the standings with just one point won so far. They are two points behind the third Crvena Zvezda, so they have some job to do, if they want to finish third and reach Europa League.
We believe that despite of Niko Kovac’ sacking, Bayern Munich won’t have problems to beat Olympiakos at the Allianz Arena. The club’s players are good enough to motivate themselves, so we think they will do the job, even without their manager on board anymore.