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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Hoffenheim - Bundesliga

Craig Vickers
Nagelsmann on the touchline
Nagelsmann on the touchline / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Bayern Munich travel to face Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga as the Bavarians look to build on their 7-1 thrashing of Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League last 16 in midweek.

Bayern came in for criticism after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bayer Leverkusen in domestic action last weekend, although Borussia Dortmund still remain nine points adrift.

Hoffenheim, meanwhile, currently occupy the final Champions League spots at the expense of RB Leipzig and have won their last four straight matches in the Bundesliga.

Here's how Bayern could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Manuel Neuer
Neuer returned from injury in midweek / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Returned to the side for the midweek thrashing of RB Salzburg after an injury lay-off.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Plays a more defensive role in this Bayern side, with his last assist coming all the way back in December.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Had started the last three domestic games for Bayern before dropping to the bench for the win over Salzburg.

Niklas Sule (CB) - Remains a crucial piece of the furniture despite his pre-contract signing with Borussia Dortmund.

Lucas Hernandez (LB) - His recovery pace in defence is crucial for Bayern, especially in the absence of Alphonso Davies.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Joshua Kimmich
Kimmich in action / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Controls the tempo of matches for Bayern with his peerless ability to execute passes which cut open the opposition.

Marcel Sabitzer (CM) - Beginning to find his feet at Bayern after a disrupted start to the season.

Thomas Muller (AM) - Consistently produces the goods in the final third, as exemplified by his brace in the win in midweek.

3. Forwards

Kingsley Coman (RW) - On only two ocassions since the turn of the year has the Frenchman failed to notch either a goal or an assist in a game for Bayern.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - Netted a hat-trick in midweek, while he is averaging more than a goal per game in the Bundesliga this season.

Serge Gnabry (LW) - Usually operates in a wing-back role for bigger games, but he should have greater license to join the attack in domestic outings.