Bayern Munich’s bid to regain the Champions League continues as they face Red Bull Salzburg away in the first leg of their Round-of-16 series on Wednesday.
Salzburg are 14 points clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga and managed to finish above Spain’s Sevilla and Germany’s Wolfsburg in the group stages of the Champions League.
Bayern, who have won Europe’s elite club competition on six occasions, lead the Bundesliga by six points.
The two sides met in the group stages of last season’s Champions League with Bayern prevailing on both occasions, winning 3-1 and 6-2.
How to watch Red Bull Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich
- Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: Galavision
- Streaming: fuboTV, Paramount+
The Wednesday, Feb. 16 first leg match between Red Bull Salzburg and Bayern Munich from the Red Bull Arena in Salzburg will be broadcast in the USA on Galavision (Spanish).
That Galavision broadcast will be available to stream on fuboTV, which is available on a free trial for new subscribers. The match is also streaming on CBS streaming platform Paramount+ for subscribers.
Red Bull Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich projected lineups
Salzburg have several players missing, with Bernardo, Sekou Koita and Zlatko Junuzovic among those who are unavailable.
Red Bull Salzburg projected lineup (4-3-1-2): Kohn (GK) — Kristensen, Onguene, Wober, Ulmer — Sucic, Camara, Capaldo — Aaronson — Okafor, Adeyemi
Bayern are also having difficulties on the fitness front as they are deprived of the services of Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka and Alphonso Davies.
Bayern Munich projected lineup (4-2-3-1): Ulreich (GK) — Pavard, Upamecano, Sule, Hernandez — Kimmich, Tolisso — Gnabry, Muller, Sane — Lewandowski
Red Bull Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich betting odds, pick and prediction
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
Bayern are favorites to prevail given their pedigree in European football and the fact that they can call upon an extremely strong forward line, with Robert Lewandowski supported by the likes of Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane.
Karim Adeyemi seems most likely to find the net for Salzburg, but the overriding feeling is that Bayern, one of the tournament favorites, will prove to be too strong.
Bayern won all six of their Champions League group stage fixtures, scoring 22 times and conceding on just three occasions, which provides an indication of the difficulty of the task faced by Salzburg, which went 3W-2L-1D in the group stage.
Pick: Robert Lewandowski to score
Prediction: RB Salzburg 0, Bayern Munich 2
- Moneyline: RB Salzburg +600 / Draw +425 / Bayern -255
- Spread: RB Salzburg +1.5 (-120) / Bayern -1.5 (+105)
- O/U 3.5 total goals: Over -115 / Under -110
- Both Teams To Score: Yes -200 / No +150