Tuesday Night’s Champions League Matches with Jon Driscoll & Gavin Hamilton
All-round font of European football knowledge and editor of SportBusiness Gavin Hamilton and Commentator and co-host of El Tel & Jon’s La Liga Weekly, Jon Driscoll look ahead to
Match Day 6 in the UCL & UEL group stages…
Tuesday’s Champions League matches – Group A
Manchester United v Bayern Munich
Copenhagen v Galatasaray
Gavin Hamilton: It's an extraordinary situation at United - it's just a cycle that keeps repeating itself. United got hammered by Bournemouth at home. 3-0 could have been a lot more and I can't see them getting anything from this against Bayern because they're just in such a strange place. Yes, Bayern themselves had such a strange result at the weekend, losing 5-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt but I think they will be hurting from that and they have more than enough to respond quickly. I think United's problems are much deeper. While United have the crowd behind them at Old Trafford and are capable of scoring and making a game at this, I think the atmosphere could quickly turn toxic. I think Bayern will win a high-scoring game.
It’ll be interesting to see if they have one eye on what's happening with Copenhagen and Galatasaray and the other game in the group.
Bayern and possibly more than 4 goals in the game for me. They are extremely consistent in the group stages. They haven't lost a group game since September 2017. That's a record 39 games Bayern and over 2 1/2 goals is 23/ 10.
Jon Driscoll: Copenhagen and Galatasaray drew the first game 2-2. So, Copenhagen's better goal difference currently is keeping them in second place. They're in a great situation going into it. If you had offered Copenhagen the last home game against Galatasaray and a win takes you through to the knockout stages of the competition they would have been delighted with that.
BUT they are in poor form. They haven't won in four. They lost to Aarhus at home at the weekend, which doesn't bode well. Galatasaray are in decent nick, second in Turkey, played Friday and won while being able to rotate a bit. So I'm saying that Galatasaray should just have enough, but it should be a good game. Copenhagen cannot afford to go thinking a draw is fine because they don't know what's going to happen in the other game. You can't let that be part of your calculation.
Certainly not until late in the game when Bayern could be 3-0 up. They've got to play a normal game. Galatasaray have got to attack. I think Galatasaray have got a bit more, so I am going towards Galatasaray to win, which is the result they need.
Galatasaray to win is 29/20