Audi Cup 2013 Final - Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City - Game Odds and Preview - August 1st, 2013

Audi Cup 2013 - Pre-season tournament - Bayern vs. Manchester City - Final - Team and tournament logosBayern and Manchester City are set to meet in the Audi Cup final at the Allianz Arena in Munich on Thursday, August 1st, 2013.

Bayern earned their spot in this pre-season tournament final by beating Sao Paolo 2-0, while Manchester City defeated AC Milan 5-3.

This should be a great match. Both Bayern and Manchester City are under new management and in the process of finding their best game. It is very likely that both teams will choose to play attractive, attacking football.

With the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Bayern have changed a lot about the way they play. They are trying out different formations and shuffling players around the pitch. In the last week or so, they defeated Barcelona 2-0 in a friendly match in Munich and then lost to Borussia 4-2 in the German DFL-Supercup in Dortmund.

Manchester City are playing well under Manuel Pellegrini. They have just returned from Hong Kong where they won the Barclay's Premier League Asia Trophy by beating South China 1-0 in the semi-final and Sunderland 1-0 in the final. Edin Dzeko scored both winners for Manchester City and was named player of the tournament.

Let's take a look at the odds offered for Thursday's match:

Bayern 3/5
Draw 11/4
Man City 17/5

Bayern Munich are the favorites to win at their home stadium. They dominated European football last season and have significantly strengthened their squad since.

Manchester City are one of the favorites to win the English Premier League in 2013/14 and have also bolstered their lineup during the summer transfer window.

Audi Cup 2013 final is a match-up between two powerhouses of European football.

Let's see how it plays out!