So, Bayern Munich's return from the winterpause didn't go to plan. Friday evening at the Volkswagen Arena saw Wolfsburg run wild over Pep Guardiola's side, mostly due to the Spaniard getting his tactics wrong. Bayern will be at home in the Allianz Arena with the fourth place Royal Blues coming to town in Matchday 18. Another slip-up by Bayern could see their lead at the top of the tale sink to as low as five points.
The Bavarians will still be without Philipp Lahm, Javi Martinez, Rafinha, Franck Ribery, and Thiago Alcantara as the quintet remain out with injuries. Mario Götze could possibly find himself in the starting lineup after fully recovering from an injury that saw him relegated to a reserve role against Wolfsburg.
Referee: Bastian Dankert
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 8:00 pm local time, 2:00 pm ET
Television: GOLTV(USA & Canada), BT Sport 2 (UK), Sky Bundesliga 2 (Germany)
Streaming: KlowdTV (USA), Fubo.tv (USA), Sky Go Deutschland (Germany)
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Mario Götze - Thomas Müller - Arjen Robben
Juan Bernat - Xabi Alonso - Bastian Schweinsteiger - Mitchel Weiser
David Alaba - Mehdi Benatia - Jerome Boateng
Bench: Pepe Reina, Dante, Robert Lewandowski, Claudio Pizarro, Gianluca Gaudino, Sebastian Rode, Holger Badstuber
Erick Maxim Choupo Moting
Kevin Prince Boateng - Sidney Sam
Christian Fuchs - Max Meyer - Roman Neustadter - Atsuto Uchida
Benedkit Höwedes - Joel Matip - Matija Nastasic
Bench: Timon Wellreuther, Dennis Aogo, Kaan Ayhan, Tranquillo Barentta, Marcel Sobottka, Leory Sane, Felix Platte
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