After their win last Friday over Schlake 04, Bayern Munich have the impressive FC Ingolstadt to contend with as they hope to claim the solo spot at the top of the Budnesliga table should Hertha BSC falter.
Ingolstadt’s defensive resilience last season buoyed them to a mid-table finish but they’ll need more than plucky resolve to contend with a Bayern side that has all their attacking power back in the fold. The return of Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman give Carlo Ancelotti an overabundance of attacking weapons; if one won’t work, there is another tool in the shed for him to reach for.
For Bayern’s part, their effectiveness will come down to whether Joshua Kimmich can continue his impressive run of form. The 21-year-old midfielder has scored four times in his last three competitive matches and earned at least a temporary starting berth from Carlo Ancelotti. A match against the more defensive Ingolstadt could show just how much the young midfielder can define Bayern Munich this season.
Borussia Dortmund’s lost to RB Leipzig last week and this gives Bayern the early opportunity to open up space at the top of the table. Bayern need to keep from making a misstep this early in the season if they hope to continue their league dominance.
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3:30 pm local time, 9:30am ET
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