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The Script: How Bayern Munich's 2019/20 Champions League season will pan out according to the stats

Niko Kovač's testing first season in charge ultimately produced a domestic double but the Croatian knows he must improve the Bavarians' fortunes in Europe. How will they go after last year's quarter-final exit to Liverpool?

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As the 2019/20 season gets underway, Bayern Munich will expect to win an eighth successive Bundesliga title - but their fate in the Champions League is much less clear. 

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Niko Kovac spent large parts of last year under pressure in a turbulent first campaign as manager at the Allianz Arena but a league and cup double helped heal the wounds of a painful European quarter-final exit at the hands of Liverpool.

Yet with such domestic dominance now almost viewed as a given in the corridors of power at Bayern, winning a first Champions League crown since 2013 must be Kovac's top priority.

Ahead of the big kick-off, we asked data kings Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to crunch all the numbers to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign.

Read this exclusive Bayern Munich excerpt to find out how they believe the Bavarians will go in Europe - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.


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