Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Guangzhou Evergrande

Sports Mole looks ahead to Tuesday's FIFA Club World Cup semi-final between European champions Bayern Munich and China's Guangzhou Evergrande.

Bayern Munich will begin their quest to become the first German winners of the FIFA Club World Cup on Tuesday.

The European champions enter the competition at the semi-final stage with a match against China's Guangzhou Evergrande in Agadir, Morocco.

Guangzhou, who qualified for the event by winning the 2013 AFC Champions League, booked their date with Bayern by beating African champions Al-Ahly 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

If Bayern overcome Guangzhou, then they will face either Atletico Mineiro of Brazil or Morocco's Raja Casablanca in the final in Marrakesh on December 21.

Bayern have taken their strongest available squad to Morocco, although winger Arjen Robben is absent with a knee injury.

Guangzhou will be captained by former Celtic and Charlton Athletic midfielder Zheng Zhi and their star player is Argentine playmaker Dario Conca.

Recent form:

Bayern: WWWWLW

Guangzhou: DWWLWW

Possible lineups:

Bayern: Neuer, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Boateng, Alaba, Alcantara, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Kroos, Mandzukic

Guangzhou: Cheng, Zhang, Feng, Young-Kwon, Xiang, Zhi, Silva, Conca, Huang, Gao, Cardoso

Sports Mole says: 4-0

Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller celebrates with teammate Javi Martinez after scoring his team's second goal against Augsburg during their 3rd round German Cup match on December 4, 2013
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2RB Leipzig189453026431
3Schalke 04Schalke188642924530
4Borussia DortmundDortmund1885539241529
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187743526928
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach188462830-228
7Augsburg187652823527
8Hoffenheim187652823527
9Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt187652119227
10Hannover187562728-126
11Hertha Berlin186662626024
12Wolfsburg1831142121020
13Stuttgart1862101421-720
14Freiburg184861832-1420
15Mainz 05184592131-1017
16Werder Bremen183781421-716
17Hamburger SV1843111526-1115
18FC Koln1823131233-219
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