TEAM NEWS: Gomez & Muller omitted from Bayern line-up

The attacking duo have been left out as Ivica Olic and Danijel Pranjic will play from the start in the Bavarian giants' clash against Hannover
As his side prepare to take on Hannover in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has made two changes to the team that beat Monchengladbach in penalties in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday.

Striker Mario Gomez has been left out of the first XI, with Ivica Olic set to deputise. Also in attack, Thomas Muller has been omitted, with Danijel Pranjic taking over for the attacking midfielder. Both Gomez and Muller will be available as substitutes.

Bastian Schweinsteiger remains unavailable due to ankle problems, and has been omitted from the squad altogether, with Luiz Gustavo and Pranjic starting in the defensive midfield positions, and Toni Kroos playing centrally, just behind Olic. Philipp Lahm remains right-back, with David Alaba starting on the left of defence.

Hannover coach Mirko Slomka, meanwhile, has opted to use the more attack-minded Christian Pander at left-back, with the defensive Christian Schulz left on the bench. The trainer was more conservative through the centre, however, opting to use Moa Abdelaoue and Mame Biram Diouf in attack while leaving ex-Bayern man Jan Schlaudraff out of the line-up.

Kick-off from the Allianz Arena is scheduled for 15.30CET.

Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba; Luiz Gustavo, Pranjic; Robben, Kroos, Ribery; Olic

Subs: Butt, Rafinha, Contento, Muller, Tymoshchuk, Gomez, Petersen

Hannover (4-4-2): Zieler; Cherundolo, Pogatetz, Eggimann, Pander; Stindl, Pinto, Schmiedebach, Rausch; Abdellaoue, Diouf

Subs: Ya Konna, Schlaudraff, Lala, Chahed, Schulz, Haggui, Miller