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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Freiburg - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
Bayern Munich look to recapture consistency
Bayern Munich look to recapture consistency / MICHAELA REHLE/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich will look to recapture some consistency as they return from the international break to face Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

Julian Nagelsmann's team put an end to a disappointing run of two consecutive league draws by thrashing Union Berlin 4-0 last time out, and will hope that they can build on that to regain their typically blistering domestic dominance after a short break for international football.

That will be easier said than done, however, as they must overcome a strong Freiburg side that hasn't lost in their previous six Bundesliga outings and sits fifth in the table, knocking (quite heavily) on the door of Champions League qualification.

Here's how Die Roten could shape up...

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Benjamin Pavard
Benjamin Pavard should be ready to return to the lineup / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Has started the last three since returning from injury and will certainly skipper the side once more here.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Naglesmann could opt to stick with a back four after their 4-0 victory last time out and, having recovered from a bout of Covid-19, Pavard should return to the side.

Tanguy Nianzou (CB) - With Nikals Sule still out through injury, Nianzou should retain his place after putting in a strong, goal-scoring performance against Union Berlin.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Will likely continue at the back, providing the slightly more experienced presence at the heart of the Bayern defence.

Lucas Hernandez (LB) - Alphonso Davies shouldn't be too far off a return to action, but Hernandez will certainly retain his spot for now.

2. Midfielders

Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich will be fresh and raring to go / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Should be raring to put in a typically masterful showing this weekend, having not featured during the international break.

Jamal Musiala (CM) - Leon Goretzka is back in training after a lengthy spell in the treatment room, but Musiala could get the nod so as to not rush the powerhouse's return.

Thomas Muller (AM) - A goal during the international break only reflected his club form throughout the season - now looking for a 35th goal contribution for Bayern since the beginning of the campaign.

3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Inevitable / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RW) - Has provided some electric moments in recent weeks and, despite failing to register a goal or assist in his previous four Bundesliga games, should return to the starting XI.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - An undoubted starter, Lewandowski boasts 18 goals in his previous 14 Bayern appearances.

Kingsley Coman (LW) - The fierce competition for attacking places at this club provides Nagelsmann with sublime options but, simply put, Coman has earned a starting role with his recent performances.


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