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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Bayer Leverkusen - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
Bayern Munich are fresh from two successive wins
Bayern Munich are fresh from two successive wins / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Bayern Munich will look to strengthen their grip on the Bundesliga title race as they host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.

Die Roten seem to have regained a bit of calm after a horrendous week in which they lost to Vfl Bochum before drawing with RB Salzburg, with two wins on the bounce behind them. Following their 4-1 thrashing of Greuther Furth, Julian Nagelsmann's side manoeuvred their way past a tricky fixture to earn a 1-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt last time out.

Sitting eight points clear at the Bundesliga summit, they face another tough test in the shape of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen. Here's how the hosts could set out.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Sven Ulreich
Sven Ulreich should retain his spot for now / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Sven Ulreich (GK) - Despite Manuel Neuer's return to training this week, Ulreich should keep his place for now.

Benjamin Pavard (CB) -
Set for a 14th successive Bundesliga start this weekend.

Niklas Sule (CB) -
The man destined for pastures new in the summer will likely continue in defence with the suspension of Lucas Hernandez.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) -
The Frenchman's absence should see compatriot Upamecano start on the left of a back three for the visit of Leverkusen.

2. Midfielders

Joshua Kimmich
A true commander / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RM) - Enjoying a very good season, boasting ten goals and four assists in his league campaign thus far.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Has largely been imperial since recovering from his Covid-19 implications, and will certainly continue at the heart of the side.

Marcel Sabitzer (CM) - With Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso both out of contention once again, Sabitzer should be afforded a third consecutive start.

Kingsley Coman (LM) - In brilliant individual form at the moment, at times showcasing his thrilling best while registering six goal involvements in his previous nine appearances across all competitions.

3. Forwards

Thomas Müller
Muller has recovered from Covid-19 / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Thomas Muller (RF) - Should come straight back into the fold after returning from his Covid-19 isolation period.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) -
Muller's return will be music to Lewandowski's ears, as he is currently enduring a huge one-match goal drought - having notched 12 in his nine prior outings.

Leroy Sane (LF) - Has really disappointed of late, but will be keen to get back on track and recapture his early-season form after getting the match-winner last time out.