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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
Bayern Munich can seal the title this weekend
Bayern Munich can seal the title this weekend / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich host Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker this weekend, with the chance of mathematically securing a tenth consecutive Meisterschale in style.

With four Bundesliga wins behind them, Julian Nagelsmann's men have done well to quell any possible title charge put on by BVB. They head into this weekend having won 3-0 at Arminia Bielefeld last time out, bouncing back in typical fashion from a famously disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Villarreal.

They now face a Dortmund side hoping not to suffer a third Klassiker defeat this term. Here's how Nagelsmann could line his side up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Manuel Neuer
Neuer is hunting another title / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Will inevitably skipper the side once more here, with three clean sheets in his previous four Bundesliga appearances behind him.

Benjamin Pavard (CB) -
Nagelsmann should continue with a back three after his side's second-half showing at Bielefeld - which undoubtedly suits Pavard.

Niklas Sule (CB) -
The BVB front line can cause so much panic among opposition defences, so Sule should be preferred to Dayot Upamecano.

Lucas Hernandez (CB) -
Tanguy Nianzou has had a good run in the side but Hernandez should come back into the fold.

2. Midfielders

Alphonso Davies, Guilherme Ramos
'Phonzie' will surely continue down the left / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RM) - In line for a 31st Bundesliga appearance of the campaign after notching his 12th league strike of the campaign last time out.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) -
The central cog and pivot of this machine, Kimmich is synonymous with this Bayern side.

Leon Goretzka (CM) -
Started four of five since returning from injury, and should carry on partnering Kimmich at the heart of the side.

Alphonso Davies (LM) - Has returned to the side as if he was never away, and will definitely continue on the left flank.

3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Hasn't been meeting his usual standards of late / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Thomas Muller (RF) - The goal contributions have dried up somewhat in recent weeks, but the insatiable German still boasts a not too shabby 35 of them for the season.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - The enigmatic Pole has bagged 47 goals although has found the net just twice in his last five in all competitions - disastrous, isn't it?

Jamal Musiala (LF) - Came off the bench to score last time out, and should be set for a start here.


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