Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray - Champions League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Bayern Munich are in total control of Group A having won three from three
  • Bayern are unbeaten in their last 37 Champions League group games
  • Thomas Tuchel's side thumped Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday
Bayern Munich and Galatasaray will duel in Bavaria on Wednesday night
Bayern Munich and Galatasaray will duel in Bavaria on Wednesday night / Visionhaus | Getty Images

Bayern Munich's imperious Champions League group stage record has continued at the start of 2023/24 with the German giants taking full control of Group A.

Victory against Galatasaray on Wednesday night will confirm their place in the round of 16 after they won their opening three encounters.

The visitors, meanwhile, are set to duel Manchester United for second spot. Points on Wednesday would be invaluable, but it's their clash with United on Matchday 5 that'll likely decide who progresses alongside Bayern.

Here's 90min's preview of the upcoming Champions League fixture at the Allianz Arena.

What time does Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray kick-off?

  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Stadium: Allianz Arena
  • Date: Wednesday 8 November
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Emanuel Carvalho Nobre (POR)
  • VAR: TBC

Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray H2H Record (Last Three Games)

  • Bayern Munich: 2 wins
  • Galatasaray: 0 wins
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (all competitions)

  • Bayern Munich: WWWLW
  • Galatasaray: WWLWW

How to watch Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

discovery+ App, discovery+, TNT Sports 3

United States

Paramount+, ViX



Bayern Munich team news

Joshua Kimmich
Suspension ruled Joshua Kimmich out of Der Klassiker / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages

Tuchel's squad is starting to get healthier and the boss will welcome Joshua Kimmich back to the fold on Wednesday after he missed Der Klassiker through suspension. Leon Goretzka is also fit again after a period on the sidelines.

Matthijs de Ligt is the only notable injury concern for Bayern. The Dutchman is expected to miss the rest of 2023 with a knee injury.

Serge Gnabry could come back into the starting XI, but Tuchel is unlikely to make many changes from Saturday's emphatic win.

Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Galatasaray

Bayern predicted lineup vs Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Mazraoui, Kim, Upamecano, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Kane.

Galatasaray team news

UEFA Champions League 2023/24Galatasaray SK v FC Bayern München
Tanguy Ndombele will miss Wednesday's game / ANP/GettyImages

Galatasaray's superb start to the domestic season continued at the weekend as a Wilfried Zaha brace propelled them to a 2-1 win over Kasimpasa.

The visitors boast a star-studded squad laden with Premier League exports. Hakim Ziyech, Tete, Davinson Sanchez and Lucas Torreira are all vying for starts in Munich.

Tottenham loanee Tanguy Ndombele is set to miss the trip to Germany with a muscle injury.

Galatasaray predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich

Galatasaray predicted lineup vs Bayern (4-2-3-1): Muslera; Boey, Sanchez, Nelsson, Bardakci; Ayhan, Torreira; Ziyech, Akturkoglu, Zaha; Icardi.

Bayern Munich vs Galatasaray score prediction

Bayern produced their most convincing performance of the Tuchel era on Saturday as they thumped Borussia Dortmund away from home just days after their DFB-Pokal humiliation.

Galatasaray, though, posed Bayern problems in the reverse fixture and forced them into a state of reaction. The Germans sought to contain the Turkish giants and hit them on the counter amid an unconvincing 3-1 victory.

However, the dynamic should be different at the Allianz on Wednesday. While Galatasaray have a few big names and have performed well domestically, they're not a side capable of going into Munich and walking away triumphant.

A repeat of the same scoreline from Istanbul wouldn't be a surprise.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Galatasaray