German club, Bayern Munich, and Greece outfit, Olympiakos, are the standout teams in Group F as they lie first and second respectively. Both the teams have an identical record in the group with Bayern Munich enjoying a superior goal difference, which sees them as the number one team in the group.
Hence a quality match is expected when Bayern Munich play Olympiakos at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
Both the teams will progress to the knockout stage of the competition with a draw, but with the form they have shown so far, Bayern and Olympiakos should fancy a win and take pole position in the group.
Bayern Munich should be an even more confident unit as they had easily beaten Olympiakos 3-0 in their reverse fixture in Septemberm while the Greek side will be hoping to take revenge. But Olympiakos have a huge task on their hands when they face the might of Bayern at home, where they have thrashed teams such as Arsenal and VfB Stuttgart of late.
However, Olympiakos can draw inspiration from their huge 3-2 win over at the Emirates when they had travelled to London in September. They played some brilliant football against Arsenal to hand the English team a home defeat and if Olympiakos can come up with a similar performance against Bayern Munich, the German team will have to be at top of their game to defeat the Greek side.
Marco Silva, Olympiakos coach, is aware of Bayern and their threats, with Pep Guardiola's men currently playing some outstanding football.
"We arrive here with the same feelings that we had when we arrived in London [to face Arsenal on matchday two]. But Bayern are a stronger team than Arsenal – perhaps the strongest team in the world. Bayern were always group favourites but no one would have guessed that we'd be second after four games. We will fight right until the end and try to get something here in Munich," UEFA's official website quoted Silva as saying.
Olympiakos will be eager to come up with their best football and hand Bayern, who have not lost in their last six matches, a rare defeat, which the German side and especially manager Pep Guardiola is not acquainted to.
Guardiola is aware of the importance of tonight's home game as they can clinch a knockout berth. However, a win against the Greek side, who play with huge determination, is not going to be a walk in the park.
If Olympiakos fail to contain Robert Lewandowski, though, the visitors have to return to Greece empty-handed. Guardiola respects the way Olympiakos play their game and wants his team to take early lead against the Greek side.
"We know how strong Olympiakos are. They play good football. This game is a bit like a final for us. We can qualify for the next round as the top side in the group [if we win]. They will not allow us much space, especially in front of their goal. Their wingers are very quick and they have some tall players too. We have to take the right decisions and we obviously want to score as early as possible," said Guardiola.
Where to watch live
Bayern Munich vs Olympiakos is scheduled for an 8.45 pm local time (1.15 am IST, 7.45 pm GMT, 2.45 pm ET) start with live coverage in India on TenHD. Bayern Munich vs Olympiakos can also be watched via live streaming online in India (and the rest of the subcontinent) on Ten Sports Live.
Audience in the US can catch Bayern Munich vs Olympiakos on ESPN 3, while the match can also be live streamed online on FoxSoccer2Go.
Viewers in Germany can watch the game live on Sky Sport 1/HD, while the live stream option is on Sky Go Germany.