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Nov 23, 2019 at 2.30pm UK at Merkur Spiel-Arena (Düsseldorf)
Attendance: 51,000
DusseldorfFortuna Dusseldorf
0-4
BayernBayern Munich
FT(HT: 0-3)
Kimmich (11'), Tolisso (27'), Gnabry (34'), Coutinho (70')

How Bayern Munich could line up against Fortuna Dusseldorf

Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich could line up for Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Bayern Munich will look to continue their positive run of results under interim boss Hansi Flick when they travel to face Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Bavarian side claimed an impressive 4-0 win over title rivals Borussia Dortmund in the club's first league game since Niko Kovac was sacked prior to the international break.

Bayern players will have to put rumours of Mauricio Pochettino joining the club out of their heads as they look to close the gap with league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Flick's men could line up for the game.


POSSIBLE BAY XI v DUS

Out: Kingsley Coman (thigh), Jann-Fiete Arp (wrist), Lucas Hernandez (ankle), Niklas Sule (knee)
Doubtful: None

Flick will not want to make too many changes to the starting lineup that performed so competently against Dortmund, and he looks set to field a similarly positive team.

Indeed, while Kovac often liked to use two holding midfielders, Flick's use of Thiago Alcantara and Leon Goretzka as a pair of number eights - as opposed to number sixes - gives Bayern much more vitality in the final third.

The aforementioned pair are expected to lay the platform for Serge Gnabry and Philippe Coutinho, who have struck up a dangerous dynamic, with both making sharp diagonal runs to create angles for Robert Lewandowski.

Once again, the latter is simply plundering goals from the number nine position, netting twice against Dortmund and taking tally for this season to 16 goals from 11 Bundesliga games in the process.

At the base of midfield lies Kimmich, an excellent utility man capable of filling three positions, but whose real calling appears to be screening the back four, using his defensive instincts and composure in possession to dictate proceedings.

Further back, Flick will see little cause for deviation from the best back four available, which includes Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies, whose performances at left-back have impressed many this term.

Moreover, his success in that area means that Flick can partner David Alaba with Javi Martinez in central defence, giving the Bundesliga champions a highly experienced spine - something of a priority given that the 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt is still fresh in the minds of the players.

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Who will win Saturday's Bundesliga clash between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Bayern Munich?

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Bayern Munich
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern MunichBayern29214486285867
2Borussia DortmundDortmund29186580354560
3RB Leipzig291610374314358
4Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach29175757352256
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen29175754361856
6Wolfsburg2911994136542
7Hoffenheim29126114048-842
8Freiburg29108113841-338
9Hertha Berlin29108114350-738
10Schalke 04Schalke29910103446-1237
11FC Koln29104154656-1034
12Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt2895144653-732
13Augsburg2987144056-1631
14Union BerlinUnion Berlin2994163452-1831
15Mainz 052984173762-2528
16Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf2969143158-2727
17Werder Bremen2867153059-2925
18SC PaderbornSC Paderborn2947183261-2919

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