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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Allianz-Arena, München
  • Referee: F. Meyer
  • • Attendance: 69000
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Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Augsburg

Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Augsburg

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The German record champion has hit a rich vein of form and will hope to maintain the streak ahead of next Wednesday's top-of-the-table clash with leaders Dortmund.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

BAYERN MUNICH


Neuer
Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba

Tymoshchuk, Schweinsteiger
Robben, Muller, Ribery

Gomez



AUGSBURG


Jentzsch
Verhaegh, Sankoh, Langkamp, Ostrzolek
 Baier, Hosogai
Ndjeng, Koo, Bellinghausen
Rafael
 

Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes will welcome Bastian Schweinsteiger back into his starting XI after the midfielder missed out on the 2-0 win against Marseille in midweek. Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is tipped to partner the vice-captain in defensive midfield as Luiz Gustavo is banned for accumulated bookings.

However, the trainer could opt to use Toni Kroos in a holding role as well. Aside from Gustavo, Bayern will be without long-term casualty Daniel van Buyten, as well as Breno, who is not expected to play another game for the Munich side.

Augsburg is expected to use the same line-up as in last week's 2-1 win over Koln, with Nando Rafael retaining his spot in attack. Torsten Oehrl remains sidelined with a muscular injury, and will join Marcel de Jong, Dawda Bah and Akaki Gogia in the stands.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Bayern Munich has won eight consecutive games (including its DFB-Pokal semifinal penalty shoot-out victory), scoring 27 goals and conceding just twice in the process.
  • The German record champion has the Bundesliga's best record on home soil, having earned 36 points at the Allianz Arena.
  • In his last seven appearances in all competitions, Arjen Robben has scored nine goals and assisted five more.
  • Augsburg has climbed out of the relegation zone in recent weeks, having gone undefeated in six games with three wins during its run of form.
  • FCA is in its best-ever position in the Bundesliga, four points clear of the relegation zone.
  • Both of Saturday's Bavarian contestants were last defeated by Leverkusen.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Bayern München

Augsburg

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Bayern München BAY
FC Bayern München Bayern München
Draw
FC Augsburg AUG
FC Augsburg Augsburg
91%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Bayern München BAY
4 - 0
FC Augsburg AUG
FC Bayern München BAY
3 - 0
FC Augsburg AUG
FC Bayern München BAY
8 - 0
FC Augsburg AUG

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