Bayern Munich will go toe-to-toe with Fenerbahce on Tuesday at the Allianz Arena in the semi-finals of the Audi Cup to close out their pre-season preparations.

With the start of the new season drawing closer, Bayern will be hoping to reach a high level of fitness and intensity, and a dominant performance against the Süper Lig side will stand them in good stead ahead of their season opener against Borussia Dortmund in the DFL-Supercup.

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Fenerbahce, of course, will be hoping for the same and only have an additional friendly to play - against Serie A side Cagliari, if they fail to beat Bayern.

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Where to Watch


When Is Kick Off?

Tuesday 30 July

What Time Is Kick Off?

19:30 (BST)

Where Is it Played?

Allianz Arena

TV Channel/Live Stream?

ITV 4

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Team News


The German giants have pretty much a full-strength squad to choose from, with only a couple of absentees.

€80m summer signing Lucas Hernandez is still recovering from a ligament injury that he suffered in February whilst at Atlético. The French centre back has started training with the ball and is rehabbing, but will definitely not be healthy to feature against Fenerbahce.

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Fellow centre-back Jerome Boateng is a doubt due to personal reasons, with rumours of an exit still circling around the German.

For Fener, two players will not be available with goalkeeper Erten Ersu out with a knee injury and Turkish Under-17 star Okan Turp also out with an injury. They will, however, have new signing Max Kruse available after his move from Werder Bremen, and he'll know all about Bayern as they were linked with his signature.

Predicted Lineups

Bayern Munich

Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Süle, Alaba; Thiago, Tolisso; Gnabry, Müller, Coman; Lewandowski

Fenerbahce

Tekin; Saglam, Aziz, Jailson, Kaldirim; Moses, Cigerci, Emre, Rodrigues; Kruse, Murigi.

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Head-to-Head Record

This will be the first time Bayern and Fenerbahce have faced off against each other, as they have yet to meet in a competitive fixture. 

However, the omens look good for Bayern as they are unbeaten in their six matches against Turkish opposition, winning five of them. 

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For the record Turkish champions, history is not on their side as they have only managed one victory in nine competitive encounters with German opposition.

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Recent Form

Die Roten come to this fixture with good form as they bounced back from their loss against Arsenal in pre-season with victories against Real Madrid and AC Milan

Robert Lewandowski has once again been the stand-out as he has scored in two of those matches but good performances from Leon Goretzka and Manuel Neuer have not gone unnoticed.

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Fener have also had decent form in pre-season, with two wins out of four - but the last two matches have ended in a draw and a loss- both against Bundesliga opposition.

Here's a look at how both sides have performed in their last five matches. 

Bayern Munich

Fenerbahce

Bayern 1-0 Milan (24/7)

Hertha Berlin 2-1 Fenerbahce (25/7)

Bayern 3-1 Real Madrid (21/7)

Fenerbahce 1-1 Wolfsburg (22/7)

Arsenal 2-1 Bayern (18/7)

Fenerbahce 2-0 Buraspor (19/7)

SpVgg Lindau 2-4 Bayern (29/5)

Boluspor 0-2 Fenerbahce (13/7)

Kaiserslautern 1-1 Bayern (27/5)

Fenerbahce 4-0 Eskişehirspor (28/3)

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Prediction


The Bundesliga champions will be hoping to put on a show in their first performance back in Munich following their USA tour, and it will probably be too much to handle for a struggling Fener side. 

The Süper Lig side do not have the same wealth of talent but will be hoping to make a point. However, Bayern look focused with the new season on the horizon and will look to dispatch Fenerbahce in style.

Predicition: Bayern Munich 3-0 Fenerbahce