Nuremberg were without a win in the first half of the season, but have won two from two since the Ruckrunde got underway - one each at home and away.
In that time they have also scored seven goals, with added confidence coming from the fact that they have moved above the relegation playoff spot into 15th in the table.
League leaders Bayern have dropped just four points in their 19 games so far, with their 53 points seeing them move 13 clear of their closest challengers Bayer Leverkusen.
Both draws have come away from home, however, although they are equally tight on the road with just four goals conceded in their nine matches so far.
Possible starting lineups
Nuremberg: Schafer; Chandler, Pinola, Petrak, Plattenhardt; Feulner, Kiyotake, Hlousek, Frantz; Ginczek, Drmic
Bayern: Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Lahm; Robben, Muller, Thiago, Ribery; Gotze
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