ROEDINGHAUSEN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 30:  Players, David Alaba, Meritan Shabani, Thomas Mueller, Sandro Wagner, Javi Martinez and Niklas Suele of Bayern Muenchen clebrtae vicotry after the DFB Cup match between SV Rodinghausen and FC Bayern Munich at Hacker-Wiehenstadion on October 30, 2018 in Roedinghausen, Germany.  (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Bayern Munich Lineup to Face SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday

Bayern Munich face SC Freiburg at the Allianz Arena in the​ Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon, looking to close the gap to Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table.


Die Bayern will be hoping to secure a fifth consecutive win following a four game stretch on the road, including a Champions League tie in Athens.

Manager Niko Kovač has rotated his squad during their recent run of away games, and will be boosted by the return of several first team players for tomorrow's tie.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Neuer has been ever-present in the Bayern side this year, but has conceded at least one goal in his last five home appearances and will be desperate for a clean sheet tomorrow.


Joshua Kimmich (RB) - Since the retirement of Philipp Lahm, Kimmich has made the right-back position his own and has again featured in every game this year, notching three Bundesliga assists in the process.


Niklas Süle (CB) - Süle's immense performances have been keeping Jerome Boateng on the sidelines and he will be boosted by the return of compatriot Mats Hummels for tomorrow's game.


Mats Hummels (CB) - Hummels' last start came in Athens as they won 2-0 in a hostile atmosphere, and he is likely to start once more at the heart of defence


David Alaba (LB) - Compared to his usual standards, Alaba has had a poor season thus far, failing to contribute much at either end. He can compete with the best full-backs in the world on his day though, and things will improve.

2. Midfielders

Javi Martinez (DM) - The most versatile player in the Bayern ranks, Martinez is likely to return to his favoured position of defensive midfielder due to the return of Hummels in defence.


Leon Goretzka (CM) - The German midfielder has continued the form he showed last seasonf for Schalke, scoring two and assisting one in seven appearances.


James Rodriguez (CM) - Rodriguez has an equally impressive record in the Bundesliga this term adding three goals and one assist to Bayern's cause. His creative genius will be key to Bayern's success.


Arjen Robben (RM) - With Thomas Müller frequently  on the bench, Robben has been given another chance to prove he is still the man. Three goals in seven league games would suggest he still has his magic and sparkle.


Serge Gnabry (LM) - The ex-Arsenal winger has impressed this season in a Bayern shirt, keeping very strong competition out of the starting XI.

1. Forward

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - The Polish marksman has scored five leagues goals in eight appearances, along with two in three Champions League games. He also tends to always score against Freiburg, netting 13 times in his last 12 meetings with them.