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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Greuther Furth - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
It's been a tough week for Julian Nagelsmann
It's been a tough week for Julian Nagelsmann / Guenther Iby/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich will look to get their campaign back on track on Sunday afternoon, as they host Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga.

Die Roten are enduring a very rocky spell at the moment, having just suffered the worst week of their season. First came a 4-2 humiliation at the hands of mid-table VfL Bochum before another generally lacklustre performance limited them to a 1-1 draw in their midweek Champions League fixture at Red Bull Salzburg.

Winless in two (and having won just three of their six fixtures across all competitions since the end of Germany's mid-season pause), Bayern have a perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways this weekend, hosting the Bundesliga's bottom club Greuther. Here's how Nagelsmann could set out his side.


Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Greuther Furth

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Benjamin Pavard
Where has 2018 Benjamin Pavard gone? / Guenther Iby/GettyImages

Sven Ulreich (GK) - Bayern Munich number one Manuel Neuer is still out through injury, so the very capable Ulreich will deputise once more.

Benjamin Pavard (CB) -
Really hasn't dazzled this campaign but looked slightly better in midweek - the sooner he rediscovers his best form, the better.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) -
After a much brighter second-half display at Salzburg, Nagelsmann may continue with the back three but could opt to rotate the shaky Niklas Sule...for the shaky Upamecano.

Lucas Hernandez (CB) -
Has probably been his side's best defender in recent weeks and looks much more comfortable on the left of a back three rather than a back four.

2. Midfielders

Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman was lethal last time out / Guenther Iby/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RM) - Only one goal in his previous six outings but is more than capable of producing a spark for his team.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - So much better when supported by a midfield partner, Kimmich can absolutely dictate a game with his abundance of quality.

Corentin Tolisso (CM) - The biggest compliment he could get is that Leon Goretzka's injury-enforced absence hasn't been felt all that much - Tolisso has been excellent recently.

Kingsley Coman (LM) - Was sensational in the second half of Bayern's trip to Salzburg last time out and his heroics should have earned him another start.

3. Forwards

Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane has had a difficult week / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Thomas Muller (RF) - Has been underwhelming in Bayern's two previous fixtures but 37 goal involvements in 35 appearances for club and country this term prove his worth.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - Talking of obscene stats, Lewandowski is now looking for his 38th Bayern goal across all competitions this campaign - he's played 31 games.

Leroy Sane (LF) - Has had such bright moments throughout the season but needs to improve quickly after a very poor individual week.


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