Man United vs Bayern Munich prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Champions League fixture

It’s a case of now or never for Manchester United as they must beat Bayern Munich to stand a chance of progressing to the Champions League knockout rounds this season.

A 3-3 draw to Galatasaray last time out in this competition sent United to the bottom of Group A with one match remaining and, given their record so far, only three points would guarantee their safe passage to the next round. 

BET: Man United vs. Bayern Munich latest odds on DraftKings

A damaging 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend paints a bleak picture for Erik ten Hag’s side ahead of this crucial clash with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane & co managed to beat United 4-3 in a matchday one in a thriller at the Allianz Arena and now the visitors will look to knock out their old rivals at Old Trafford. 

The Sporting News previews the game below with our prediction and best bets.

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Man United vs Bayern Munich match facts

  • Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Kickoff time: 8:00 p.m. local (3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 a.m. PT)
  • Location: Old Trafford (Manchester, England)
  • Last meeting: Bayern Munich 4-3 Man United (September 20, 2023 | ChampionsLeague)

Man United vs Bayern Munich prediction, odds

  • Moneyline lean: Bayern Munich (+140)
  • Score prediction: Man United 1-3 Bayern Munich 
Draw BAY
Both teams
to score Y / N
Over / Under
2.5 goals
+170 +295 +140 -210 / +165 -185 / +150

*Odds correct as on December 11.

Man United vs Bayern Munich best bet

  • Pick: Over 3.5 goals scored
  • Odds: +130 (DraftKings)

The nature of this match, with Manchester United needing to win, means that there’s likely to be plenty of chances at both ends – as there was in their previous Champions League group stage meeting. 

Bayern themselves lost 5-1 in surprising fashion over the weekend to Eintracht Frankfurt, something that will give United fans hope ahead of this Old Trafford showdown. Saying that, a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth once again highlighted the home side’s shortcomings, especially in defence.

That defeat also made it four competitive matches in succession without a clean sheet for United, meaning that backing the 3.5 goals scored here at +130 could be a sensible play. 

Man United vs Bayern Munich flier bet

  • Pick: Rasmus Hojlund and Leroy Sane to score anytime
  • Odds: +850 (DraftKings)

With five goals across five Champions League matches this season, it’s safe to say that Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund has saved his best form for this competition this season. 

He’ll be desperate to continue that here and with United needing a win, expect them to attack from the off.

As for doubling down, we’re also adding Leroy Sane to also score anytime here on his return to Manchester to bring the accumulator to +850 with DraftKings. The German winger previously played for rivals Manchester City and has been in great goal scoring form this term for Bayern, netting nine goals across 21 competitive appearances to date. 

One of those came against United on matchday one in Bayern’s 4-3 home win, and he also netted in his previous visit to Old Trafford in City colours during the 2018/19 Premier League campaign. He’s well placed to strike again.


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