It has been suggested Bayern, having already qualified for the last 16 as pool winners, could do City a favour by fielding a below-strength team but Kompany does not accept that.
The 25-year-old said: "I expect Bayern to put out a strong team.
"That is one of the characteristics of such teams - they always want to win.
"I can't imagine they would come here and want to get beaten. If they did, we would be happy about it but I would be surprised.
"But do we need a weaker team from Bayern to win? I don't think so.
"I think they are a great team but I definitely think we have still got a lot to show in this competition."