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Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Union Berlin - Bundesliga

Max Parsons
Bayern Munich find themselves in a bumpy patch
Bayern Munich find themselves in a bumpy patch / Alex Grimm/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich will hope to bounce back from some patchy form as they host Union Berlin on Saturday evening.

Julian Nagelsmann has seen his side utterly dazzle as well as disappointingly underwhelm in recent weeks. Despite a 7-1 thrashing of RB Salzburg, it's been a stop-start couple of weeks due to consecutive 1-1 draws in the Bundesliga - a run that has allowed Borussia Dortmund to cut their lead at the summit to four points.

They should be able to get back to winning ways, however, against a Union side that has lost four of their previous six Bundesliga outings. Here's how the hosts could set up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Dayot Upamecano
Upamecano can expect to start / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Manuel Neuer (GK) - Will inevitably skipper the side once more, having put in an excellent performance last time out.

Benjamin Pavard (CB) - In a good vein of form at the moment, visibly being played in his best role as the right-sided central defender in a back three.

Dayot Upamecano (CB) - Niklas Sule has been ruled out with a hamstring problem, so Upamecano should return to make it an all-French defence.

Lucas Hernandez (CB) - Consistently solid for Die Rekordmesiter, Hernandez will certainly be set for another start here.

2. Midfielders

Serge Gnabry
Gnabry will expect to feature / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Serge Gnabry (RM) - Is undoubtedly one of his side's most vibrant threats and proved such danger when in full flow.

Joshua Kimmich (CM) - Maintains an unbelievable level at the heart of the side and represents a pivotal presence for Nagelsmann.

Jamal Musiala (CM) - While Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso remain absent, Musiala should continue in midfield - despite a really disappointing showing last time out.

Kingsley Coman (LM) - Matches Gnabry's threat on his own wing - the two of them are major factors in the ruthlessness Bayern so often show against their helpless opposition.

3. Forwards

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski should be fit to feature / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Thomas Muller (RF) - A guaranteed starter when fit, the insatiable German is a quintessential Bayern Munich footballer.

Robert Lewandowski (ST) - A minor doubt with a knock to the knee but should be fine to feature at the weekend, with four goals in two outings behind him.

Leroy Sane (LF) - His form has been up and down this season - more up than down of late - but, given his threat, should start at the weekend.


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