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Bundesliga Preview: Bayern Munich - Freiburg

The Bavarian giants have bounced back from their opening day defeat to Monchengladbach with three straight Bundesliga wins and will be looking for another against Freiburg

By Luke Matthews

Bundesliga: SC Freiburg – FC Bayern Munich, Cisse and Gustavo
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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)

Neuer; Rafinha, van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm; Gustavo, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Gomez

Arjen Robben is unlikely to feature after his recent spell on the sidelines through injury as the Bavarian club are keeping one eye firmly on the midweek Champions League encounter against Villarreal. Toni Kroos is expected to feature in midfield which will be the youngster's 50th Bundesliga appearance. Rafinha could start at right-back with Jerome Boateng given a breather.

Freiburg (4-5-1)

Baumann; Mujdza, Barth, Krmas, Bastians; Schuster, Caligiuri, Flum, Makiadi, Reisinger; Cisse


Coach Marcus Sorg is expected to name an unchanged starting line-up from the side that dismantled Wolfsburg 3-0 before the international break. The only injury doubt is right-back Mensur Mujdza who will face a late fitness test on a knee injury. If the Bosnian is ruled out, Johannes Flum will drop into defence with Maximilian Nicu stepping into midfield.


DID YOU KNOW?
 

  • Bayern Munich have won their last 11 games against Freiburg, the second longest winning spree against a side in the Bundesliga..
  • The Bavarian club's Mario Gomez and Freiburg's Papiss Cisse were the two top goalscorers in the Bundesliga last season with both players once again leading the charts this campaign on four goals a piece.
  • Jupp Heynckes' men have kept clean sheets in their last five competitive games.
  • Freiburg have the worst record against Bayern in the Bundesliga, winning three, drawing four and losing 17 encounters against the giants of German football.
  • The last time the side earned a point against the Bavarian club was in a 1-1 draw back in November 2000.
  • Midfielder Cedric Makiadi has scored two goals already this season in comparison to last campaign where he failed to find the back of the net.


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Available Squads
1Manuel NeuerGoalkeeper
21Philipp LahmDefender
28Holger BadstuberDefender
17Jerome BoatengDefender
13RafinhaMidfielder
7Franck RibéryMidfielder
31Bastian SchweinsteigerMidfielder
39Toni KroosMidfielder
22Luiz GustavoMidfielder
25Thomas MüllerStriker
33Mario GomezStriker
22Hans-Jörg ButtGoalkeeper
5Daniel Van BuytenDefender
26Diego ContentoDefender
27David AlabaMidfielder
39Takashi UsamiStriker
44Anatoliy TymoshchukMidfielder
24Nils PetersenStriker
1Oliver BaumannGoalkeeper
22Felix BastiansDefender
2Pavel KrmasDefender
4Oliver BarthDefender
10Maximilian NicuMidfielder
18Erik JendrisekStriker
23Julian SchusterMidfielder
6Cedrick MakiadiMidfielder
18Johannes FlumMidfielder
27Stefan ReisingerStriker
9Papiss CisséStriker
19Daniel BatzGoalkeeper
4Beg FeratiDefender
24Mensur MujdzaDefender
7Daniel CaligiuriMidfielder
-Anton PutsilaMidfielder
6Yacine AbdessadkiMidfielder
11Garra DembeleStriker
Players to Watch
Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 39
Games Goals YC RC
27 2 5 0
After two impressive performances for the national side in the last week, the young creative midfielder will be full of confidence. This will be Kroos' 50th Bundesliga performance and expect the 21-year-old to pull the strings in the Bayern attack.
Oliver Barth
Oliver Barth
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 4
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Alongside defensive partner Pavel Krmas, Barth will be a key figure for his side against Bayern on Saturday. He was in fine form against Wolfsburg a fortnight ago and will need to be at his best to restrict the home side's impressive attack.
Probable Lineups
Manuel Neuer 1
Philipp Lahm 21
Holger Badstuber 28
Jerome Boateng 17
Rafinha 13
Franck Ribéry 7
Bastian Schweinsteiger 31
Toni Kroos 39
Luiz Gustavo 22
Thomas Müller 25
Mario Gomez 33
Oliver Baumann 1
Felix Bastians 22
Pavel Krmas 2
Oliver Barth 4
Maximilian Nicu 10
Erik Jendrisek 18
Julian Schuster 23
Cedrick Makiadi 6
Johannes Flum 18
Stefan Reisinger 27
Papiss Cissé 9
Prediction
With Freiburg's dismal record against the Bavarian giants, it is difficult to imagine anything other than a Bayern win. Heynckes looks to have shored the defence up while an attack of Ribery, Muller, Kroos and Gomez will be too much for Marcus Sorg's men to handle.
Editor's Prediction
Bayern 3
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