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May 11, 2013 2:30 PM BST
Allianz-Arena — München
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Bayern Munich-Augsburg Preview: Champions face Bavarian derby

The visitors are in dire need of points in their bid to survive but face a side who have not lost a domestic match in 2013

By Enis Koylu

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After resting a number of players for recent Bundesliga matches, Bayern are likely to name something closer to their first-choice XI, with Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez and Bastian Schweinsteiger among the stars likely to start.

Rafinha is suspended after his red card at Borussia Dortmund last week, as is Jerome Boateng, who picked up his fifth booking of the season at Signal Iduna Park.

Toni Kroos (thigh) and Holger Badstuber (knee) are both injured and will sit out yet another game.

Meanwhile, Augsburg will be without Sebastian Langkamp, who has a groin issue, Koo Ja-Cheol, who is coming back to full fitness after an injury problem of his own, and Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker, who is supended after picking up five yellow cards.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Bayern Munich are in the DFB-Pokal final and a European final for the sixth time in their history. They have only won both once - back in 1967.
  • Jupp Heynckes' side have scored at least one goal in each of their last 35 Bundesliga games. With another strike against Augsburg, they can set a new record.
  • FCB have not lost a Bavarian derby to any opponent since 2007.
  • Augsburg have won at the Allianz Arena more than any other visiting opponents (four) - but all of those were against 1860, not Bayern.
  • The minnows have won just five points from their nine matches without Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker this season.
  • Coach Markus Weinzierl was on Bayern's books between 1995 and 1999 but only ever represented their second team.


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Available Squads
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
4DanteDefender
5Daniel Van BuytenDefender
21Philipp LahmDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
8Javi MartínezMidfielder
10Arjen RobbenMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
9Mario MandzukicStriker
25Thomas MüllerStriker
22Tom StarkeGoalkeeper
26Diego ContentoDefender
11Xherdan ShaqiriMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
14Claudio PizarroStriker
33Mario GomezStriker
1Alexander ManningerGoalkeeper
2Paul VerhaeghDefender
4Dominik ReinhardtMidfielder
5Ragnar KlavanDefender
19Matthias OstrzolekDefender
10Daniel BaierMidfielder
13Tobias WernerMidfielder
14Jan MoravekMidfielder
28Andre HahnStriker
10Dong-Won JiStriker
33Sascha MöldersStriker
30Mohamed AmsifGoalkeeper
6Kevin VogtMidfielder
13Koo Ja-CheolMidfielder
16Andreas OttlMidfielder
17Marcel de JongMidfielder
20Torsten OehrlStriker
23Aristide BancéStriker
Players to Watch
Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 9
Games Goals YC RC
28 17 5 0
The Croat has not been in the team much of late due to a slight injury and suspension but with Mario Gomez coming into form, he will be all the more eager to assert himself as the first-choice striker ahead of the Pokal and Champions League finals.
Sascha Mölders
Sascha Mölders
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 33
Games Goals YC RC
19 2 1 0
At times during Augsburg's stay in the Bundesliga, Molders has looked like their only player competing at the top level. His drive, skill and passion will be key to the minnows' chances of pulling off an unlikely result against the champions on Saturday.
Prediction
Augsburg have a knack of coming good at the end of the season but Bayern have blown away far better Bundesliga opposition than them with little trouble and I'd expect them to do the same on Saturday at the Allianz Arena.
Editor's Prediction
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern Munich
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Bayer Leverkusen
15 2