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Wolfsburg v Bayern München

Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

12:25 PM GMT+4 20/10/2018
Niko Kovac Bayern Munich
Niko Kovac will looking for improvement from his side as they aim to bring an end to a run of four games without a victory

Two sides going through a difficult period go head-to-head on Saturday as Wolfsburg take on a struggling Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Die Wolfe have not won since the opening week of September, failing to take three points from any of their last five league games.

Bayern, meanwhile, are on a run of four matches without a win, although club chiefs held a press conference on Friday to come out in support of under-fire head coach Niko Kovac.

The champions are already four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund and a third loss of the campaign would be a blow to their ambitions of winning a seventh league title in a row.

Game Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich
Date Saturday, October 20
Time 2:30pm BST / 9:30am ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1 fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
N/A Bet365

Squads & Team News


Position Wolfsburg squad
Goalkeepers Casteels, Pervan
Defenders William, Verhaegh, Bruma, Gerhardt, Roussillon, Udokhai, Jung, Brooks, Knoche, Tisserand
Midfielders Camacho, Brekalo, Steffen, Malli, Klaus, Mehmedi, Blaszczykowski, Ntep, Guilavogui, Arnold, Seguin, Stefaniak, Rexhbacaj, Azzaoui
Forwards Weghorst, Ginczek

A long-term knee injury and a muscle problem means central midfielders Josuha Guilavogui and Ignacio Camacho miss out. Felix Klaus, meanwhile, continues to recover from abdominal surgery and is still not ready to make his Wolfsburg debut following his summer move from Hannover.

Possible Wolfsburg XI: Casteels; William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon; Malli, Tisserrand, Arnold; Steffen, Weghorst, Brekalo.

Position Bayern Munich squad
Goalkeepers Neuer, Ulreich, Fruchtl-Ron, Hoffmann
Defenders Sule, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha, Boateng, Alaba, Kimmich, Meier
Midfielders Thiago, Ribery, Robben, Rodriguez, Goretzka, Gnabry, Tolisso, Coman, Sanches
Forwards Lewandowski, Muller, Wagner

Jerome Boateng's injury while on international duty with Germany makes him a doubt, while Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso are definitely out. Leon Goretzka and Rafinha have returned to first-team training following injury but it may be too soon for them to start.

Possible Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Martinez; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Lewandowski.


Betting & Match Odds


Bayern Munich are 4/11 favourites to win the game according to bet356. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, are 15/2 to win and the draw is priced at 4/1.

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Match Preview


It had appeared that Kovac would be dismissed even before Bayern's trip to Wolfburg, but instead the club used a surprise press conference to attack the media for launching a negative campaign against their manager and players.

Prior to that media briefing, Kovac insisted that Bayern can turn their season around and that he was leaving no stone unturned in his attempts to improve their form.

"Life consists of failure and success," he said. "I can assure you that we have trained well. Everyone wants to play and win. We had many opportunities as in the first seven games but we could not exploit them. The atmosphere is positive. We need to stay positive.

"You can not assume that you lose three important players in the first three games. But I'm still convinced of the size and quality of the squad.

"I'm working more for my team, so I have no time for shaving now."