Champions League

Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction

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Bayer Munich return to Champions League duties on Tuesday night when they host Czech outfit Viktoria Plzen.

The Bavarian giants have won their first two UCL games this season but have been a little more unconvincing in the Bundesliga, sitting two points behind current leaders Union Berlin.

Plzen lead 1. Liga by a point, though they were held to a draw by Bohemians last time out.

Here's what you need to know about the clash.

Where are Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen playing?

  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Stadium: Allianz Arena
  • Date: Tuesday 4 October
  • Kick-off Time: 17:55 BST / 12:55 EST / 09:55 PST
  • VAR: Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
  • Referee: Nikola Dabanovic (MNE)

Where can you watch Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen on TV in UK, US, Canada?

  • UK: BT Sport 4
  • USA: TUDN, Paramount+, VIX+
  • Canada: DAZN

Where can you watch Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen highlights in UK, US, Canada?

  • UK: BT Sport YouTube channel
  • USA: CBS Sports Golazo YouTube channel
  • Canada: DAZN Canada YouTube channel

Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen H2H results

  • Bayern Munich: 4 Wins
  • Viktoria Plzen: 0 Wins
  • Draws: 0

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Bayern Munich: WLWDW
  • Viktoria Plzen: DWLWL

Bayern Munich team news

Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller caught Covid-19 after the recent win over Bayer Leverkusen, with the number of cases in Bavaria rising in recent weeks.

Kimmich's absence could open up a potential first Bayern start for summer signing Ryan Gravenberch, who is still being eased into his new surroundings.

Kingsley Coman is back in training but won't be risked, while Lucas Hernandez and Bouna Sarr are long-term absentees.

Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Viktoria Plzen

Bayern Munich Starting XI (4-2-2-2): Neuer; Pavard, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Gravenberch; Sabitzer, Sane; Musiala, Mane.

Bench: Ulreich, Stanisic, Tel, Mazraoui, Gnabry, Choupo-Moting, Wanner.

Viktoria Plzen team news

Plzen manager Michal Bilek will be enforced into one change to his starting XI after Pavel Bucha was sent off against Inter last month.

The Czechs have scored just once in their two group games so far, coming when Jan Sykora struck at Camp Nou in the 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.

Viktoria Plzen predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich

Viktoria Plzen Starting XI (3-4-1-2): Stanek; Pernica, Hejda, Jemelka; Havel, Cermak, Kalvach, Sykora; Vlkanova; Chory, Mosquera.

Bench: Tvrdon, Kopic, N'Diaye, Bassey, Jirka, Holik, Pilar, Jedlicka.

Bayern Munich vs Viktoria Plzen score prediction

Bayern are still figuring out their approach this season, having only won four of their eight Bundesliga games. It's been a different story in the Champions League, however, where they've won both matches without conceding.

That defensive resilience is unlikely to be truly tested on Tuesday night, with Plzen expected to leave Germany empty-handed.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4-0 Viktoria Plzen