The Bavarian giants will be looking for a comfortable home victory against Lautern this weekend as they hope to close the gap on Bundesliga leaders, Dortmund
Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Lahm
Luiz Gustavo/Tymoshchuk, Kroos
Robben, Muller, Ribery
Dick, Simunek, Yahia, Jessen
Sahan, Kirch, Tiffert, Fortounis
A somewhat compromised Bayern Munich side welcome Kaiserslautern to the Allianz Arena without the on-field presence of two regular first-teamers in Bastian Schweinsteiger and Daniel Van Buyten. The influential midfielder incurred ankle ligament damage in Wednesday's DFB-Pokal win over Stuttgart, while the Belgian centre-back is still recovering from a metatarsal fracture.
Diego Contento will also be absent as he works to find fitness after being out with a broken toe.
For Marco Kurz's visitors, Germany's Red Devils are missing Ariel Borysiuk, who is suspended through a double-booking in Kaiserslautern's previous match, while veteran left-back Alexander Bugera must also watch from the sidelines with a problematic foot injury.
Cameroonian forward Dorge Kouemaha is also set to miss the clash due to a lack of match fitness.
||DID YOU KNOW|
- This weekend's match-up features the Bundesliga's highest and lowest scoring teams this season: Bayern Munich with 47 and Kaiserslautern with only 15.
- If the visitors manage to score at the Allianz on Saturday, it will be their 100th goal against the hosts.
- Mario Gomez has scored two hat-tricks in each of Bayern Munich's last two matches against Kaiserslautern.
- Itay Shechter has the lowest goal tally of any Bundesliga team's top scorer this term with a meagre three.
- Bayern have won all seven of their last home matches against Kaiserslautern. Their last loss
against Saturday's visitors was in 1997.
- The very same match was the last time FCB failed to score at home against the Red Devils.