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Darmstadt vs. Bayern Munich, 2016-17 Bundesliga: Projected Lineups, Preview

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Back at it.

FC Bayern Muenchen Christmas Market Photo by Johannes Simon/Bongarts/Getty Images

After a full week of rest, Bayern Munich return to the field this weekend when the travel to Darmstadt for the Bundesliga’s second straight week of a “First vs. Last” matchup. Bayern will be hoping for a better result than RB Leipzig received last weekend, when they lost away to Ingolstadt.

It’s tough to really know exactly what lineup that Carlo Ancelotti will roll out against Darmstadt. There are rumors that Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are doubtful after picking up slight knocks in training this week, but Bayern also need to have one eye on their next match.

On Wednesday, Bayern will host RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena in a potential matchup of two teams tied at the top of the table on points. If you’re Ancelotti, do you take the chance a rest a few key guys for that match?

We asked three of our writers to predict what lineup Ancelotti will play against Darmstadt.

Predicted lineups

George

Costa - Lewandowski - Müller
Sanches - Alonso - Kimmich
Bernat - Badstuber - Hummels - Rafinha
Neuer

Ryan

Costa - Lewandowski - Müller
Kimmich - Vidal - Sanches
Bernat - Badstuber - Hummels - Lahm
Neuer

John

Costa - Lewandowski - Müller
Sanches - Alonso - Kimmich
Bernat - Hummels - Boateng - Rafinha
Neuer

Who do you think Carlo Ancelotti is going to start against Darmstadt in Saturday’s Bundesliga match.