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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
Champions-elect
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Bayern Munich will aim to move a step closer to their tenth successive Bundesliga title on Saturday evening when they host RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena.

Julian Nagelsmann's men suffered a bump in the road recently with a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach, although they have reacted in typical fashion with a 4-0 thumping of FC Koln before thrashing Hertha Berlin 4-1 last time out.

Still six points clear at the summit, they face a resurgent RB Leipzig side who now find themselves well in the race for Champions League qualification courtesy of three consecutive league victories.

Here's how Bayern could line up to overcome an intriguing contest.


Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Manuel Neuer
A legendary goalkeeper / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Enjoying a brilliant season and will skipper the side once again for Saturday's clash.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Has struggled to showcase his undoubted offensive quality this campaign, but looks set for a tenth consecutive Bundesliga start.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Has transitioned into the Bayern back line as well as Nagelsmann has transitioned into the dugout.

Niklas Sule (CB) - His departure in the summer is now a certainty, but it would be surprising if his performances suffered as a result.

Lucas Hernandez (LB) - With Alphonso Davies' continued absence, Hernandez will likely shift out to the left of defence once again.

2. Midfielders

Corentin Tolisso
Corentin Tolisso has been phenomenal of late / Maja Hitij/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Endured a long road back to full fitness after contracting Covid-19 but looks back to his staggeringly and dominant best now, having put in sensational displays in his previous two outings.

Corentin Tolisso (CM) - Leon Goretzka's knee injury has given Tolisso an opportunity and he has taken it. Two goals in two games for the Frenchman, who is really impressing at the moment.

Thomas Muller (AM) - Blink and you might miss him getting an assist.

3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Indescribable / Maja Hitij/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RW) - Four goals and three assists in his previous five outings suggests a pretty rich vein of form, doesn't it?

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - Went a whole football match without a goal against Hertha last time out, so will be desperate to finally get his 24th Bundesliga strike - and a 35th in all competitions - of the campaign as Leipzig visit.

Leroy Sane (LW) - Spoiled for choice in the attacking third, Naglesmann could opt for Sane, who has five goal involvements in his last four appearances.


You can read 90min's preview of Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig here.

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