Bayern Munich will be hopeful of continuing their amazing form under new coach Jupp Heynckes as they travel to Hamburg this weekend to face Hamburger SV. The Bavarians enjoyed a great week, as they successfully bridged the gap at the top to just two points and also beat Celtic quite convincingly in the UEFA Champions League.
They will hope to take advantage of Dortmund’s poor form to overtake the Black and Yellows by the end of this matchday. Considering the way that they have been playing in recent matches, poor Hamburg will be in for a long night ahead on Saturday.
Markus Gisdol’s Hamburg, however, will be ready for the clash as they have nothing to lose. They are already lavishing at the wrong end of the table(as they so often do) and a defeat for the home side could create very big problems for the Northern giants of Germany.
Here’s the predicted Bayern Munich lineup to feature against the German record champions.
Sven Ulreich has kept two successive clean sheets in two matches, just shortly after being almost dumped as the second choice goalkeeper. He is sure to stand in between goal for Bayern this weekend.
Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels are expected to retain their place in the starting lineup, as head coach Jupp Heynckes will look to make very few changes from Bayern’s in form eleven at the moment. The fullbacks will also remain unchanged as David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich will flank the central defenders in the backline. Although both are expected to station them in the opposition box for the entirety of the game.
The midfield will also remain unchanged from their last game against Freiburg. Thiago Alcantara has arguably been Bayern’s best player in the last few matches, he will partner alongside Arturo Vidal in the centre of the midfield. No doubt, both will play a key role in dominating the midfield against Hamburg.
Thomas Muller will ideally play in an advanced role in midfield. The German International has been in good form ever since the appointment of Jupp Heynckes. The ramdeuter will once again be important Bayern look to lay siege over the Hamburg defence.
Robert Lewandowski will lead the Bayern attack and the Polish hitman will be aided by the services of Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman on the wings. Both wingers have been in fine form, of late, especially Kingsley Coman. He’ll be the one to look forward to this weekend.