Bayern Munich vs Koln: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Supercup champions Bayern Munich will go hunting for their first victory of the new Bundesliga season when they face Koln on Sunday.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Borussia Monchengladbach on opening weekend but really started to find their groove in the Supercup. A Robert Lewandowski double, either side of a strike from Thomas Muller, saw off Borussia Dortmund to the tune of a 3-1 victory.

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Here’s all you need to know about their clash at the Allianz Arena.

When is kick off? Sunday 22 August, 16:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Allianz Arena
What TV channel is the match on? Sky Sports (UK), fuboTV(US)

Manuel Neuer

Neuer is nursing an ankle injury / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann is sweating over the fitness of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who picked up an ankle injury in the Supercup triumph and has missed training because of it.

Should he miss the game, he’ll be joined on the sidelines by Benjamin Pavard (ankle), Lucas Hernandez (knee) and possibly Kingsley Coman, who picked up his own knock against Dortmund.

Jannes Horn

Horn remains sidelined / Pool/Getty Images

The only absentee for Koln will be left-back Jannes Horn, who continues to recover from the hip surgery which cost him his pre-season.

Bayern: Ulreich; Stanisic, Upamecano, Sule, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski

Koln: T. Horn; Schmitz, Hubers, Czichos, Hector; Skhiri; Thielmann, Ljubicic, Uth, Kainz; Modeste

Niklas Suele, Elvis Rexhbecaj

Bayern have dominated Koln in recent years / Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Unsurprisingly, the head-to-head records between these two sides are overwhelmingly in Bayern’s favour.

They did the double over Koln last season, earning 5-1 and 2-1 victories, and are currently on a seven-game winning run which dates all the way back to 2017.

In fact, the last time Koln avoided defeat to Bayern was as they picked up a 1-1 draw in October 2016. That draw ended another run of six straight victories for the German champions, who haven’t lost to Koln in over ten years.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern will expect three points / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

It’s safe to say that Bayern are heavy favourites for this one.

Nagelsmann’s men haven’t found their best form yet this season, but they’re obviously the dominant force in German football and they can call on the sort of quality most Bundesliga teams can only dream of. They don’t even need to be at their best to rack up the goals.

If Bayern can replicate the kind of form they showed against Dortmund in midweek, we could be in for a goal fest.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4-1 Koln

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