Bruno Fernandes

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United betting tips, BuildABet, best bets and preview

Football betting tips: Champions League

1pt Bruno Fernandes to be shown a card at 5/1 (Boylesports)

Sky Bet odds | Paddy Power | Betfair

Kick-off time: 20:00 BST, Wednesday

TV channel: TNT Sports 2

Home 1/2 | Draw 18/5 | Away 19/4

It is a baptism of fire for Manchester United in the Champions League this season.

First on the roster in Group A is a trip to the Allianz Arena to face perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Erik ten Hag’s side have made a poor start to the Premier League campaign, back-to-back 3-1 defeats against Brighton and Arsenal followed three poor performances against Wolves, Tottenham and Nottingham Forest.

The visitors could have as many as nine players unavailable on Wednesday as well, so it is easy to see why the Red Devils are 19/4 to win.

What are the best bets?

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes recieves a booking

BRUNO FERNANDES has already notched up three bookings in five league appearances this season.

The United captain has picked up 38 cards in five seasons since joining from Sporting and in European competitions has a cards per 90 average of 0.22.

So it was a surprise to see him at a best price of 5/1 TO BE SHOWN A CARD on Wednesday, a bet as short as 15/8 with other firms.

Fernandes will have his work cut out in Bavaria opposing Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala and Leon Goretzka in midfield, especially considering his supporting cast of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro have a combined age of 62.

BuildABet @ 24/1

  • Bruno Fernandes to be shown a card
  • Bruno Fernandes 2+ fouls
  • Casemiro 2+ fouls
  • Harry Kane to score anytime

CLICK HERE to back with Sky Bet

Harry Kane celebrates a goal for Bayern Munich
Harry Kane celebrates a goal for Bayern Munich

Fernandes card and 2+ fouls make up two legs of our 24/1 punt. He tops United’s charts for defensive output, averaging 2.6 tackles and 1.4 fouls per game domestically.

Harry Kane has taken to life in Germany well with four goals and an assist in four Bunesliga appearances. He's been directly involved in seven goals during his last 10 appearances against Man Utd.

Score prediction: Bayern 3-1 Manchester United (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)

Reliable Rashford?

Although Rashford has scored just once this season, he is still averaging 4.6 shots and 1.2 shots on target per game, hitting the target in all five fixtures, which has included games against Spurs, Arsenal and Brighton - at home to the latter on Saturday he had a season-high nine shots (two on target).

Rashford 23/24 shot map

Last season, Bayern conceded an average of 8.8 shots and 2.8 shots on target per90 in the Bundesliga; unexpectedly high for a team so dominant.

Despite practical Thomas Tuchel replacing flamboyant Julian Nagelsmann, that trend has continued with 10 shots conceded in three of five games in all competitions.

Bayern shots against 23/24

Across four league matches they have conceded an average of 2.5 shots on target, allowing four against Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen.

Team news

Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich

Bayern will be without Manuel Neuer, Kingsley Coman, Raphael Guerreiro and Tarek Buchmann.

Joshua Kimmich will be assessed ahead of kick-off after he was substituted in the second half of his side's 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend. If the midfielder is unavailable, Konrad Laimer will replace him in central midfield.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the latest addition to the Red Devils' injury list joining Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, Tom Heaton, Amad Diallo and Kobbie Mainoo in the treatment room.

Ten Hag has banished Jadon Sancho, and Anthony is unavailable.

The Dutchman experimented with a diamond during his side's defeat at the weekend but should revert back to a 4-2-3-1 in Bavaria.

Predicted line-ups

Bayern Munich: Ulreich; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Kane

Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Reguilon; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund

Match facts

  • This will be Bayern’s 16th consecutive season in the Champions League, only Real Madrid (304) have played more than their 282 games.
  • In the current format of the competition, Bayern have reached the knockout stages in all of its 19 seasons.
  • Bayern are unbeaten in their last 34 UCL group-stage games, winning 31 of those fixtures and the last 13 in a row. They have also scored in each of their last 40 home games in the competition.
  • Bayern have never lost at home to Manchester United in the Champions League, winning three times and drawing twice.
  • Man Utd have not made it past the group stages in 33% of their six UCL campaigns since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Odds correct at 1230 BST (19/09/23)

More from Sporting Life

Safer gambling

We are committed in our support of safer gambling. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s and we strongly encourage readers to wager only what they can afford to lose.

If you are concerned about your gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline / GamCare on 0808 8020 133.

Further support and information can be found at and

Like what you've read?


Sporting Life
Join for free!
Access to exclusive features all for FREE - No monthly subscription fee
Race Replays
My stable horse tracker
giftOffers and prize draws
newsExclusive content