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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Freiburg - Bundesliga

Craig Vickers
Bayern are back in Bundesliga action
Bayern are back in Bundesliga action / Boris Streubel/GettyImages
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Free-scoring Bayern Munich welcome Freiburg to the Allianz Arena as they aim to consolidate their place at the top of the Bundesliga.

Julian Nagelsmann's side hit Benfica for five in the Champions League in midweek, recovering from their 5-0 hammering against Borussia Monchengladbach in the DfB Pokal with back-to-back victories.

Bayern were stunned by Eintracht Frankfurt at home last month and they will be aiming to avoid a similar shock this weekend.

Here's how the Bundesliga champions could line up.


Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Freiburg - Bundesliga

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Dayot Upamecano
Upamecano on the ball / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - The Germany international can always be relied upon and his sweeper-keeper abilities are crucial to Nagelsmann's style of play.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Tends to tuck inside to form a back three when Bayern attack and has proven sturdy defensively.

Tanguy Nianzou (CB) - The 19-year-old deputised in the absence of Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez in midweek.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - The former RB Leipzig man is beginning to find his feet in Munich after a shaky start.

Alphonso Davies (LB) - His motoring runs down the left-hand side make Bayern Munich such a dangerous proposition.


2. Midfielders

Thomas Muller
Muller should return to the starting lineup / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Corentin Tolisso (CM) - The Frenchman could replace Leon Goretzka as Nagelsmann attempts to manage his squad's fitness.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Produced a midfield masterclass in the midweek victory over Benfica.

Thomas Muller (AM) - Dropped to the bench for the Champions League win over Benfica, but he should return to help Bayern break through a more staunch defensive unit.


3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski celebrates his hat-trick against Benfica / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RW) - In tandem with Davies on the opposite flank, his searing pace frightens defences across Germany.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - To the surprise of absolutely no-one, he netted another hat-trick in the triumph over Benfica in midweek.

Leroy Sane (LW) - The German has rediscovered his confidence this season after a few years in the wilderness.


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