Bayern Munich have had a little mini-crisis this season which has seen Carlo Ancelotti leave. The Italian was never particularly popular in Bavaria after replacing Pep Guardiola, with Jupp Heynckes back at the Allianz to steer the ship.
It’s a pretty decent ship in fairness, with Bayern enjoying a 5-0 win over Freiburg at the weekend which illustrated their attacking prowess and it’s clear that the Munchen team remain the team to beat in Germany despite the presence of Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig.
Robert Lewandowski is probably the best number nine in world football, with the Pole having been a European goal machine for several seasons and he has eighteen goals to his name thus far.
On four occasions, the 29-year-old has scored at least two goals this season and he achieved this feat on seventeen occasions last season. Considering Celtic have to be regarded as modest opposition ripe for the pickings, we’re happy to get with the striker this time around.
Despite a 5-0 trouncing at home to Paris Saint-Germain in their opening group match, Brendan Rodgers’ side enjoyed a 3-0 win in Anderlecht and that puts them in a great position to qualify for the Europa League which is more their level.
Celtic remain the best team in Scotland and they have a 100% away record coming into this game although they were hit for seven away to Barcelona last term and it would be a major surprise if they can hold a candle to their powerful opponents.