05 Jul 2021 3:06 PM +00:00

How German giants Bayern Munich could look in FIFA 22

With their 9th Bundesliga title in a row secured, Bayern Munich are already the joint second highest-rated team in FIFA.

With ageing players still performing and the wonderkids getting some more game time, it’s time to decide how they will be rated on FIFA 22.

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Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91 → 92)

Lewandowski FIFA 22 prediction
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BEST IN THE WORLD – 41 Bundesliga goals proves he is up there with the best

Despite being 32 years old, Lewandowski put up some of the best numbers in world football, even earning rumours of securing the Ballon d’Or this year.

Having led Bayern Munich to league glory, it is time Lewandowski was recognised as one of the best.

We therefore predict he will draw level with Ronaldo’s current rating of 92 but won’t quite break the 93 barrier.


Joshua Kimmich (OVR 88 → 89)

Kimmich's FIFA 22 prediction
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VERSATILE – defensive mid or right back, the man is world class

Despite missing some of Bayern Munich's games early in the season due to injury, Kimmich bounced back and proved he is one of the best in the world at what he does.

Whether he is asked to play as a defensive midfielder or at right-back, Joshua’s immense work rate and desire to win means he plays either to the highest standard.

As one of Bayern Munich's most valuable assets, we predict Kimmich will gain an increase of one to his rating for next year.


Manuel Neuer (OVR 89 → 89)

Neuer's FIFA 22 prediction
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MR CONSISTENT – Neuer’s number one shirt remains despite being 35

There isn't too much to say that hasn’t already been said about Neuer.

Although Neuer didn’t keep quite as many clean sheets as last season and suffered a disappointing Euro’s campaign with Germany, he still remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Because of this, we predict he will keep his 89 rating despite some predicting he will drop to an 88.


Thomas Müller (OVR 86 → 88)

Müller's FIFA 22 prediction
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ASSIST KING – Don’t worry, he still scores goals too

Another Bayern Munich player proving age is just a number.

31-year-old Müller got the most assists and second most goals behind Lewandowski for Bayern Munich last season.

Despite pressure from younger talent, Müller over-delivered which is why we are backing him to get an upgrade going into next year’s game.


Leon Goretzka (OVR 84 → 86)

Goretzka's FIFA 22 prediction
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MUSCLE MAN – Leon’s body transformation echoes his improvements on the pitch

In a short space of time, Goretzka has not only transformed his appearance but also transformed his playing style into one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the game.

Alongside Kimmich in the middle of the park, Goretzka proved he has become a more mature player and shown his versatility as well.

We predict Goretzka, along with his teammate Kimmich, will see an upgrade in FIFA 22.


Serge Gnabry (OVR 85 → 85)

Gnabry's FIFA 22 prediction
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TURN AROUND – Unsuccessful Arsenal player to attacking dynamo

Gnabry has transformed into one of football’s top wingers since moving to Bayern Munich and has continued to impress in recent months.

Serge scored slightly more goals - 10 - than his right-wing counterpart Coman last season, but only managed five assists.

Ultimately, we think Gnabry has done enough to retain his 85 rating going into FIFA 22.


Kingsley Coman (OVR 84 → 84)

Coman's FIFA 22 prediction
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SERIAL WINNER – Kingsley loves a league title

Coman has played in some of Europe’s top leagues throughout his career and has collected many titles along the way.

Scoring just 5 goals but adding assists to his game this season, Coman has fought his way into the Bayern Munich's team over the likes of Sané on multiple occasions.

Despite this, we still think 84 is a fair reflection of Coman’s ability and contributions last season.


Niklas Süle (OVR 84 → 82)

Süle's FIFA 22 prediction
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OUT OF FAVOUR – Hansi Flick didn’t give him the minutes

Rumours suggested Süle could be making his way to Chelsea next season as he fell out of favour with Hansi Flick.

However, with Nagelsmann now in charge, Bayern Munich reportedly want to extend Süle’s contract until 2023.

Due to a slight lack of game time, we predict a downgrade for Süle next year but that could change if he works his way back to become Bayern Munich's star defender once more.


Alphonso Davies (OVR 81 → 82)

Davies' FIFA 22 prediction
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WONDERKID – One of the top prospects in football today

Despite Bayern Munich having a number of players coming to the end of their careers, Davies career is just beginning.

Unfortunately, he was hampered with one relatively lengthy injury meaning he missed nine games for Bayern last season but quickly bounced back and returned to the starting line-up.

We feel as he secured another title-winning season with Bayern he deserves a slight upgrade next year.


Dayot Upamecano (OVR 79 → 81)

Upamecano's FIFA 22 predictions
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NEW KID – Dayot arrives at Bayern with a lot to prove

With Nagelsmann reportedly planning on playing three centre backs next season, Bayern Munich's newest recruit is likely to slot right into the First 11.

At just 22, Upamecano has a lot to prove moving to the German giants, but many have regarded this as a great bit of business for Bayern as Dayot was already playing regularly for Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig.

With the big transfer to Bayern Munich, we believe Upamecano will see an upgrade next year.

Full Bayern Munich squad prediction

Robert Lewandowski32ST9192
Thomas Müller31CAM, RM, RW8688
Manuel Neuer35GK8989
Joshua Kimmich26CDM, CM, RB8889
Leon Goretzka26CM, CDM8486
Kingsley Coman25LM, LW, RM8484
Alphonso Davies20LB, LM, RM8182
Dayot Upamecano22CB7981
Niklas Süle25CB, RB8482
Serge Gnabry25RM, RW, LM8585
Leroy Sané25RM, LM8585
Lucas Hernández25LB, CB8282
Benjamin Pavard25RB, CB8179
Marc Roca24CDM, CM7774
Sven Ulreich32GK7976
Omar Richards23LB, LWB, LM7073
Corentin Tolisso26CM, CDM8078
Bouna Sarr29RB, RW7775
Jamal Musiala18CAM, LM6173
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting32ST, LW7573
Adrian Fein22CDM7271
Michaël Cuisance21CM, CAM, CDM7169
Chris Richards21CB, RB6668
Joshua Zirkzee20ST, CAM6867
Oliver Batista Meier20CAM, LW6565
Tanguy Nianzou19CB, CDM7169
Josip Stanisic21CB, RB, LB6063
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