Former Scotland coach and Borussia Mönchengladbach club legend Berti Vogts thinks Bayern Munich are overwhelming favourites when they welcome Scottish champions Celtic to the Allianz Arena in UEFA Champions League Group B on Wednesday.
"Celtic have no chance in Munich," the 70-year-old, a five-time Bundesliga champion with Gladbach in the 1970s, told The Scotsman. "This is a must-win match for Bayern. If they don't win their matches against Celtic they won't reach the last 16. I'm afraid it's just too important to them."
Bayern are currently second in the group having beaten Anderlecht but lost to Paris Saint-Germain - the latter a result which ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job. Jupp Heynckes has since returned to the club for a fourth time, overseeing a 5-0 rout of Freiburg at the weekend - a result which underlined exactly why Vogts believes his former Gladbach teammate is the right man for the job.
Watch: Jupp Heynckes on his winning return to the dugout against Freiburg
"The new coach, Jupp Heynckes, has come in and I really think it is a bad time for Celtic to play Bayern," he continued. "In fact, I can see Bayern winning both matches because they know if they win both matches they're through to the next round."
Bayern boast an undefeated record against Celtic. The pair met in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2003/04 season, with Roy Makaay scoring twice in a 2-1 win at Bayern's old Olympiastadion before a goalless draw in Glasgow.