Bayern Munich vs. Viktoria Plzen: Preview and TV Schedule

Alexandra Beier

Bayern look to stay perfect in group play as they welcome last placed Viktoria Plzen to the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich will be looking to keep control of Group D as Pep Guardiola implores his side not to look past what most will write off as an easy win for the German side.

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Guardiola will have a bit on a conundrum at the back with regular starting defensive pairing Dante and Jérôme Boateng unavailable. He'll likely bring in Daniel Van Buyten and Jan Kirchoff to fill in and to be honest, this is probably a good game to be missing his preferred pair. Javi Martinez's availability is also in doubt as both he and Franck Ribery face fitness tests ahead of the match.

Plzen have begun league play undefeated in 11 matches and will have their top scorer from qualifying, center back Marián Čišovský, available after he returned over the weekend from a calf injury.

Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions

Out: Jérôme Boateng (suspended), Dante (ankle). In doubt: Franck Ribery (ankle), Javi Martinez (groin)

Vikotria Plzen injuries and suspensions

Out: David Limberský (thigh).

Projected lineups

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Rafinha, Daniel Van Buyten, Jan Kirchoff, David Alaba, Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Müller, Mario Mandžukić.

Viktoria Plzen: Matúš Kozáčik, František Rajtoral, Roman Hubník, Václav Procházka, Radim Řezník, Tomáš Hořava, Horváth, Milan Petržela, Daniel Kolář, Jan Kovařík, Marek Bakoš.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germaby

TV: Fox Soccer Plus (U.S.), Sportsnet 360 (Canada), Sky Sports Red Button (U.K.)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada).

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