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  • November 6, 2011
  • • 16:30
  • • SGL arena, Augsburg
  • Referee: F. Zwayer
  • • Attendance: 30660
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Bundesliga Preview: Augsburg v Bayern Munich

Goal.com looks ahead to the action as Jupp Heynckes' in-form Bavarians aim to extend their lead at the top of the league with a win against Jos Luhukay's newcomers


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

AUGSBURG



Amsif
Verhaegh, Sankoh, Langkamp, Hosogai
Brinkmann, Sinkala, Davids, Gogia
Baier
Molders

  BAYERN MUNICH

 

Neuer
Rafinha, Van Buyten, Badstuber, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo, Tymoshchuk
Muller, Kroos, Ribery
Gomez


Augsburg have been dealt a huge blow as first-choice goalkeeper Simon Jentzsch has been ruled out with a broken finger and will join Gelios Ioannis, Marcel de Jong, Uwe Mohrle, Dawda Bah, Marcel Ndjeng, Moritz Nebel and Stephan Hain on the sidelines.

Ex-Kaiserslautern man Axel Bellinghausen complained of pain in his knee on Thursday, and has been ruled out for an indefinite amount of time. Torsten Oehrl is suspended for this game after he picked up a red card last weekend in the game against Koln.

Bayern Munich will be forced to shuffle their formation after Bastian Schweinsteiger broke his collarbone in the game against Napoli on Tuesday, and will be out until January.
His replacement in midfield is still unknown, but Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is the prime candidate to start in the game against Augsburg.

Jupp Heynckes has admitted that he is unlikely to make major changes, but it is possible that Toni Kroos may deep to partner Luiz Gustavo. The definite absentees for the game on Sunday are Arjen Robben and Breno, who are still recuperating. Jerome Boateng is serving a suspension after his red card against Hannover, and will have to watch from the stands.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Augsburg face Bayern Munich for the first time in the Bundesliga.

  • The newcomers' coach Jos Luhukay was Jupp Heynckes' assistant at Borussia Monchengladbach in January 2007.
  • Only three of Augsburg's players have ever won against the Bavarians - Simon Jentzsch, Uwe Mohrle and Dominik Reinhardt.
  • Bayern Munich have failed to win in their last three away games.
  • Mario Gomez already has 12 goals after only 11 games in the Bundesliga. This achievement has been matched only once in the last 27 years.
  • For every goal they have conceded, Bayern Munich have scored 10, and already boast an impressive goal difference of +27.

Players to watch

S. Mölders

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The striker had a very good start to the season, but soon began to fade away. He is Augsburg's most potent force up front, and will have to be on the top of his game if Jos Luhukay's men are to take anything from this match.

M. Gómez

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Fresh from a first-half hat-trick against Napoli, the Bundesliga's top goalscorer is likely to be pinpointed as the main threat to Mohamed Amsif's goal on Sunday. Bastian Schweinsteiger may be missing, but the striker will expect to receive plenty of ammunition from Muller, Kroos and Ribery.

Editor's Prediction

Jos Luhukay's side are facing one of the most in-form teams in the world, and will find it really hard to get a good result on Sunday. Even with Bastian Schweinsteiger missing, Bayern Munich can expect a positive outcome.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Augsburg

Bayern München

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Augsburg AUG
FC Augsburg Augsburg
Draw
FC Bayern München BAY
FC Bayern München Bayern München
97%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Augsburg AUG
0 - 3
FC Bayern München BAY
FC Augsburg AUG
0 - 4
FC Bayern München BAY
FC Augsburg AUG
0 - 5
FC Bayern München BAY

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