First takes on fourth in the Bundesliga this weekend when Bayern Munich host Hoffenheim. The veteran Carlo Ancelotti will look to defend home turf when the young whippersnapper Julian Naglesmann brings his surprising team to the Allianz Arena.
Ancelotti has his share of choices this weekend with all players being available except for the injured Javi Martinez and the freshly-returned-to-training Franck Ribery. The big questions, as usual, revolve around two parts of the field. The first is “Where does Joshua Kimmich play?” The second is “Who are the two wingers?”
Douglas Costa has shown in recent weeks that he’s going to fight day-in and day-out for his spot in the starting eleven in front of Ribery. There’s a very good chance that he starts against Hoffenheim, and if he and David Alaba can continue the connection that they’ve shown in recent weeks along the left flank, Robert Lewandowski should receive a handful of chances to add to his scoring total.
Get ready, Bayern fans. This is the final Bundesliga match for two weeks.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 10:30 pm ET
TV/Streaming: USA (Fox Sports 2, GolTV, GolTV Español, Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2Go), Germany (Sky Bundesliga 1, Sky Go, TeleClub Sports Live), Canada (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now)
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