It’s time for another English week, and Bayern Munich return to action against hapless Werder Bremen, who are yet again embroiled in a pitched relegation battle. Hansi Flick says his team isn’t tired, so there probably won’t be too much rotation outside the return of Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski, who have served their suspensions and are ready to return to the lineup. This will be a good way to spend Tuesday night.
There’s no real big news to share at the moment. Hansi Flick said in his presser that Ivan Perisic is slightly injured, and Joshua Zirkzee has some muscular problems. In addition, the trio of Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso, and Niklas Süle have yet to rejoin team training, although the Brazilian is very close to a return. So let’s take a look at how the lineup will shape up.
The attack is easy to guess. Lewandowski and Müller will start up top, with Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman flanking them on the wings. Coman and Gnabry’s performances have been somewhat mixed since the league restarted, so hopefully a game against Bremen will help them get their engines firing properly.
In midfield, expect more of the same: Thiago Alcantara is out injured, so Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich will line up as a dual pivot. The duo wasn’t at their best on Saturday against Gladbach, but having Müller back will add some much needed intensity to the team’s pressing game.
And finally, the defense. You’ve all read this a million times before, so here’s the point-by-point version:
- Alphonso Davies at left-back.
- David Alaba and Jerome Boateng at center-back.
- Benjamin Pavard at right-back.
- Manuel Neuer at goalkeeper.
Here’s the lineup image, since no one reads the article anyway: