Bundesliga

Bayern Munich vs Augsburg: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Bayern Munich have to pick themselves up
Bayern Munich have to pick themselves up / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages
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Bayern Munich return to Bundesliga action this weekend, hosting Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.

Die Roten had looked to be exiting a bumpy patch that started all the way back in December courtesy of 4-0 and 4-1 victories over Union Berlin and Freiburg respectively. However, they once again failed to show a ruthless streak and build momentum when they fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Villarreal in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie last time out.

Aiming to get back on track, Julian Nagelsmann and his players host an Augsburg side that has won three of its last four Bundesliga fixtures as they attempt to peel away from the relegation places.

Here's 90min's preview of this encounter.


How to watch Bayern Munich vs Augsburg on TV

When is kick off? Saturday 9 April, 14:30 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Allianz Arena, Munich
What TV channel is it on? Not televised in the UK, ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube channel


Bayern Munich team news

Corentin Tolisso and Bouna Sarr will continue their stints in the treatment room for the hosts, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is out of contention after testing positive for Covid-19 recently.

Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies should continue in defence / David Ramos/GettyImages

Elsewhere, there are no new concerns for Nagelsmann, who is expected to stick with Alphonso Davies after the left-back's great return from a long layoff last time out. Leon Goretzka should be fine to feature after being forced off with a cut to the head in that defeat to Villarreal.


Augsburg team news

Felix Uduokhai, Noah Sarenren Bazee and Tobias Strobl are all certain absentees for the visitors through injury, while Carlos Gruezo will also miss out through suspension.

Elsewhere, usual starting striker Alfred Finnbogason is a slight doubt with a muscle issue, potentially paving the way for Florian Niederlechner to lead the line.


Bayern Munich vs Augsburg prediction

Whatever form Bayern turn up in these days, their involvement in a match of football always seems to make things interesting - and this weekend should be no different.

Against a side on an upwards trajectory in a fight against the drop, this inconsistent and patchy Bayern could be in for a very tough afternoon.

That being said, the quality they possess has always seemed to give them an escape route when it comes to Bundesliga matters this term and, provided their main men step up, Die Roten should enjoy a return to winning ways.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Augsburg

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