Bayern go in search for their second win in four outings on Saturday evening, as they travel to Frankfurt.
Julian Ngakesmann's side has hugely disappointed in recent weeks, although got back to usual business last time out as they thumped Greuther Furth 4-1. That was just their first victory in three, however, having lost 4-2 to VfL Bochum before drawing 1-1 at Red Bull Salzburg in what was comfortably their worst week of the campaign thus far.
Even shakier at the moment are Frankfurt, who go into this clash with just one win in their previous six Bundesliga fixtures - losing four in that time. Here's how Bayern could set out.
Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Frankfurt - Bundesliga
1. Goalkeeper & defenders
Sven Ulreich (GK) - Bayern's second-choice shot-stopper will continue between the sticks in Manuel Neuer's absence.
Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Has started Bayern's 12 previous Bundesliga outings and should continue in what will be a depleted side.
Niklas Sule (CB) - Should come back into the fold to feature at the heart of defence.
Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Lasted the whole game against Greuther after being embarrassingly hooked at half-time against Bochum, and should retain his spot for this one.
Omar Richards (LB) - Lucas Hernandez is struggling with injury and, should he be unable to feature, Richards should deputise for the Frenchman for a second successive start.
Joshua Kimmich (CM) - A central figure for Bayern, the mentality monster should be in line to skipper the side this weekend.
Marcel Sabitzer (CM) - Corentin Tolisso was forced off with injury last time out, joining Leon Goretzka on the treatment table, so Sabitzer will likely fill in.
Leroy Sane (AM) - Thomas Muller is another absentee, having tested positive for Covid-19 this week. Sane should be the one to take up that central role behind the striker.
Serge Gnabry (RW) - Heads into this weekend with nine goal involvements in his previous eight Bundesliga appearances.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) - Just seems to get better and better; now has 28 league goals already this term - utterly obscene.
Jamal Musiala (LW) - With a host of missing first-teamers to contend with, Nagelsmann will likely give Musiala his first bit of action since the youngster's Covid-19-enforced absence.