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.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- Europa League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
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