The Bavarian giant travels to the Betzenberg, where exactly a year ago the club was handed a shock 2-0 defeat.
Trapp; Dick, Amedick, Rodnei, Jessen; Kirch, Tiffert, Petsos, Ilicevic; Sukuta-Pasu, Shechter
Marco Kurz will have the core of his first-choice team fully fit to play against Bayern. Lucas and Dorge Kouemaha have been ruled out of the action, as have long-term casualties Gal Vermouth, Adam Nemec and Jan Simunek.
|Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
Neuer; Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm; Gustavo, Schweinsteiger; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Gomez
Jupp Heynckes is expected to welcome Rafinha back into his starting lineup after the Brazilian was rested in midweek, meaning that Jerome Boateng will slide into a central defensive role, replacing Daniel Van Buyten. There is a question over the fitness of Arjen Robben, but the winger is anticipated to be available to start on the right of midfield.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Kaiserslautern has only lost one of its last eight competitive games (five wins, two draws).
- Marco Kurz's side has lost more games (45) and conceded more goals (168) against Bayern than against any other team in the league.
- 'Lautern has won only one of its last 16 meetings with Bayern, losing 11 (four draws).
- Bayern Munich has only lost one of its last 12 league games (nine wins, two draws).
- The Bavarians' defeat to Kaiserslautern (0-2) in the first half of last season was the only one in all competitions against the Red Devils since April 1999.
- The German record champion team has scored 36 goals in the last 12 league games, an average of three per game, and did not allow its opponents more than one goal in any of these games.