MX23RW : Monday, February 18 13:21:56
Oct 6, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Allianz Arena (München)
Attendance: 75,000
Bayern Munich
0-3
Borussia M'bachBorussia Monchengladbach
FT(HT: 0-2)
Plea (10'), Stindl (16'), Herrmann (88')

How Bayern Munich could line up against Borussia Monchengladbach

Sports Mole looks at how faltering champions Bayern Munich could line up for Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena.

It is a rare sight not to see Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table, but that is the situation they find themselves in after six games of the current campaign.

Niko Kovac has seen his side pick up just one point from their last two league games to slip behind Borussia Dortmund, who also have a goal difference twice as good as Bayern's.

A midweek Champions League draw at home to Ajax means that it is now three games without a win in all competitions, and they face another difficult test with the visit of Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Gladbach are just two points and two places behind Bayern in the Bundesliga table, and would climb above the champions if they are able to condemn Bayern to consecutive league defeats - something which has not happened since May 2015.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Bayern could line up for the match.



Possible BAY XI vs. MON

Out: Rafinha, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso
Doubtful: None

Kovac named a full-strength side from the players available to him at the weekend, and alterations to that starting lineup are likely to be minimal despite the disappointing result.

Bayern have switched between a few different formations so far this season and could swap out Javi Martinez for James Rodriguez if they choose to go for a more attacking system, although they could be wary of Gladbach's strong start to the season.

Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka will also be pushing for starts ahead of veteran wide men Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, but Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski are expected to keep their places in the team.

Niklas Sule has been a regular in the opening weeks of the season, meanwhile, and so could start ahead of Jerome Boateng, who is still working his way back up to full fitness.

Share this article now:

Who will win Saturday's Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach?

Bayern Munich
Draw
Borussia Monchengladbach
Bayern Munich
100.0%
Draw
0.0%
Borussia Monchengladbach
0.0%
David Alaba in action for Bayern Munich in pre-season on August 7, 2018
Read Next:
How Bayern could line up against Ajax
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account