On Tuesday night time, league leaders Bavarians host the Billy Goats outfit who’re stranded in a relegation battle.
Bayern Munich has made the Allianz Area a fortress and has been undefeated there for greater than a yr. The Bavarians scored their 50th purpose of the season courtesy of Eric Maxim Choupo Moting in opposition to RB Leipzig as they have been held to a 1-1 draw by Naglesmann’s former facet. Regardless of dropping factors on six totally different events, Bayern Munich are manner forward and heading in the direction of one other league title. They’ve a 5-point lead over Eintracht Frankfurt, Union Berlin and Leipzig who’re all locked up at 30 factors. A Champions League conflict in opposition to the heavyweights PSG is on the horizon for the Bavarians. They are going to be trying to spherical off their spectacular type with a win in opposition to Baumgart’s males.
FC Koln was struggling to discover a win up till they demolished Werder Bremen by 7-1 to provide themselves a large lift-off within the relegation battle. They immediately leapt as much as tenth within the league desk and are actually simply 2 factors behind Borussia Monchengladbach. Whom they will overcome in the event that they handle to stage an unlikely upset. Previous to this, they managed to get just one level of their final 5 fixtures within the Bundesliga and have been looking for all kinds to convey their season again on observe. The Billy Goats haven’t gained in opposition to the Bavarians since 2011 and might be determined to make a mark this time round.
Kick-off: Wednesday, 25th January, 01:00 am (IST), 07:30 pm: (GMT), Tuesday, 24th january
Bayern Munich type (all competitors): DDWWW
FC Koln type (all competitors): WWWLL
participant to observe
A forerunner to fill within the boots of Thomas Mueller, this younger expertise has an interesting bag of methods and the power to wriggle out of complicated conditions. An inter-generational expertise, he’s over-ambitious at instances however what makes him particular is his glorious consciousness of his environment and the sheer urge to attain objectives regardless of his tender age having scored 9 objectives in 15 appearances for The Bavarians this season.
He can function as a midfielder and in addition as a striker relying on the sport. A sound-minded footballer with nice abilities, he possesses an immaculate sense of possessive play and holds the workforce intact. Baumgart trusts him for his undefined potential of him and he has actually been part of their latest revival of him. He scored of their 7-1 mauling of Werder Bremen and might be trying ahead to repeating the identical feat in opposition to Nagelsmann’s facet.
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- FC Koln has been defeated by Bayern Munich in every of their final 9 conferences. Köln have been unable to file win a in opposition to the Bavarians since February 2011.
- Bayern Munich gained the encounter by an in depth margin the final time they confronted one another in Allianz Area by 3-2.
- Bayern Munich has been relentless of their final 4 fixtures as they discovered the web 4 instances on every of these events.
Harm and workforce information
The arrival of Yan Sommer has been key information as Manuel Neuer stays sidelined for the remainder of the marketing campaign with a damaged leg. Sadio Mane nonetheless faces the leg damage that stored him out of the World Cup and is prone to be absent for the subsequent month too. An an identical pairing of Upamecano and De Ligt is anticipated within the protection as Mazraoui and Lucas Hernandez are nonetheless absent. Thomas Mueller is a viable choice however Musiala is anticipated to get the nod forward of him who has been scientific this season.
There’s a lengthy listing of damage for Baumgart’s facet as Mark Uth, Kristian Pedersen, Luca Kilian, Jan Thielman, Sebastian Andersson, Florian Dietz are joined by Skhiri. He was subbed off after an damage concern in opposition to Werder Bremen. Dejan Ljubicic or Mathias Olesen may be given a run because of the absence of their prolific striker Skhiri.
Bayern Munich: 23
FC Koln: 4
Bayern Munich predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):
Summer season; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Gnabry; Choupo Moting
FC Koln predicted lineup (4-4-2):
Schwabe; Schmitz, Hubers, Chabot, Hector; Maina, Skhiri, Martel, Kainz; Tigges, Huseinbasic
A shock is extremely unlikely as Bayern Munich have been relentless on the subject of opponents who’ve been struggling to have their very own run of type. Harm issues are a large concern for Baumgart who should prepared his troops with extra consistency if they’re to tumble the heavyweight in their very own soil.
Forecast: Bayern Munich 3-1 FC Koln.
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