Bavarian sides clash with Jupp Heynckes' men looking to open pull away at the top of the table, while their opponents sit just four points clear of the relegation zone
Rafinha, Badstuber, Van Buyten, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo, Schweinsteiger
Muller, Kroos, Ribery
Chandler, Klose, Wollscheid, Plattenhardt
Mak, Cohen, Simons, Hegeler
Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to return after missing the DFB Pokal clash with FC Ingolstadt with a cold, while Jerome Boateng will be suspended after receiving a red card during last weekend's defeat to Hannover. Dutch winger Arjen Robben is back in training, but is still some way away from making a first team return.
Dieter Hecking is still lacking a number of players for the trip to the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich old-boy Markus Feulner is set to miss a return to his old stadium, along with Javier Pinola and Christian Eigler. Swiss forward Albert Bunjaku is a serious doubt, but defender Timm Klose is set to return to the fold.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Bayern Munich have conceded just four goals in all competitions this season.
- The league leaders recorded a 3-0 victory over their Bavarian rivals in the corresponding fixture last season.
- Jupp Heynckes' men are undefeated against Nurnberg since 2005-06.
- Nurnberg have not won away at their local rivals since 1991-92, and have never beaten Bayern at the Allianz Arena.
- The Frankenstadion side have been relegated from the Bundesliga on seven occasions - more than any other side.
- Nurnberg have won none of their last five Bundesliga games.
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