Bayern Munich vs Sevilla Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich face Sevilla in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Champions League winners Bayern Munich clash with Europa League winners Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on Thursday.

An electric Bayern head into the fixture having not lost a single game of football since January, when they were beaten 5-2 by FC Nürnberg in the Bundesliga. Since then, they've bulldozed their way to their eighth straight Bundesliga and their first Champions League since 2013.

Sevilla will be no pushovers, however. They showed their experience and grit in European competition on the road to winning the 2020 Europa League, beating Manchester United in the semi-final and Inter in the final to secure their sixth title - making them the most successful team in the competition's history.

Nobody loves a Super Cup more than Sevilla in recent years, and while Bayern are the overwhelming favourites, the Spanish side won't make it an easy ride for Die Roten. Here's 90min's preview of the heavyweight bout.

Where to Watch on TV

When is Kick Off? Thursday 24 September
What Time is Kick Off? 20:00 (BST)
Where is it Played? Puskas Arena
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport 1 (UK)
Referee? Anthony Taylor

Team News

Teenage full back Alphonso Davies missed Bayern's season opener against Schalke through injury, but is expected to be available once more for the Super Cup. David Alaba is expected to miss out however.

Leroy Sane enjoyed a near perfect debut for Bayern in their thrashing of Schalke, but Hansi Flick could turn to Kingsley Coman - who scored the winner in the Champions League final - as Sane continues to build up match fitness as he recovers from a long injury lay-off. Serge Gnabry will almost definitely start on the other flank, having scored a hat-trick last time out.

Sevilla have a fully fit squad to choose from, although they've lost key players such as Sergio Reguilon and Ever Banega, both of whom started in the final against Inter, but have left the club since.

Sergio Reguilon
Sergio Reguilon has joined Tottenham on a permanent deal this season | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

The signing of Ivan Rakitic provides a much-needed boost to their midfield; Julien Lopategui needs every player he has at his disposal to be in top form if they wish to come close to stopping Bayern.

Predicted Lineups

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Boateng, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Sane; Lewandowski.

Sevilla: Bono; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Escudero; Rakitic, Jordan, Fernando; Suso, De Jong, Campos.

Recent Form

Bayern are in fine fettle, thrashing Schalke to open their 2020/21 campaign with a frightening 8-0 victory. Obviously.

They haven't lost a game since that defeat in January, and are currently on a win streak of 23 consecutive victories in all competitions - last dropping points in February.

Los Palanganas wound up 3-2 winners against Levante in a friendly last week, but will still be lacking natural match sharpness heading into the Super Cup. And of all the matches where you simply cannot get away with that, unfortunately it's this one.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke (18/9)
Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Bayern Munich (23/8)
Lyon 0-3 Bayern Munich (19/8)
Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich (14/8)
Bayern Munich 4-1 Chelsea (8/8)

Sevilla

Sevilla 3-2 Levante (15/9)
Sevilla 3-2 Inter (21/8)
Sevilla 2-1 Man Utd (16/8)
Wolves 0-1 Sevilla (19/8)
Sevilla 2-0 Roma (6/8)

Prediction

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Sevilla are effectively a game behind Bayern in fitness levels | AFP7/Getty Images

Julien Lopategui's side will give Die Roten a tough and physical contest, pushing them to the limit and making them work hard. Their experience in grinding out results in big games shone during last season's Europa League campaign, where they edged out Inter and Manchester United in similar fashion.

It likely won't be enough, however. Bayern aren't at full fitness themselves and are still capable of dishing out an 8-0 thrashing in their maiden game of the season, which tells you all you need to know. It'll be an interesting contest, but one that ends in victory for the Germans.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4-1 Sevilla