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BAYERN VS. WOLFSBURG: Probable lineups

Robert Lewandowski can change into the Bundesliga’s outright main non-German goalscorer if he scores when Bayern host Wolfsburg on Saturday (kick-off: 3.30pm CET/2.30pm GMT/9.30am ET).

Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern joined Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on 54 factors due to a demonstrative 5-1 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach final weekend. As properly as shifting degree with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic within the 2018/19 charts on 15 strikes for the season, Bayern’s prized No.9 is now tied with former teammate Claudio Pizarro because the Bundesliga’s main overseas marksman on 195 objectives. He’ll fancy his possibilities of breaking the document, too, having put extra objectives previous Wolfsburg, together with 5 in a single historic nine-minute spell again in 2015/16, than another membership (19 total). Serge Gnabry, just lately kitted out with a brand new contract, and Thomas Müller are anticipated to maintain their locations within the three-man provide line, both aspect of James Rodriguez.

Wolfsburg do not have one of the best head-to-head document in opposition to Bayern, however are heading to the Allianz Arena unbeaten of their final 5 Bundesliga video games. Wolfsburg are steering a course for Europe, with solely objective distinction retaining them out of the highest six and 4 factors to make up on the UEFA Champions League locations after 24 matches. USA worldwide Brooks has achieved his bit on the coronary heart of the third meanest defence within the division, and was the unlikely scorer within the 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen final day trip.

Switzerland striker Admir Mehmedi was additionally concerned, making his first begin in three matches, and is predicted to maintain Croatian Josip Brekalo on the bench as soon as once more. Taken off as a precaution in opposition to Werder, goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ place between the visiting posts is not considered in danger.

Probable line-ups

Bayern: Neuer (c) – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Rafinha – Martinez, Thiago – Müller, James, Gnabry – Lewandowski

Out: Coman (thigh)

Doubtful: Alaba (ankle), Tolisso (knee)
Coach: Niko Kovac

Wolfsburg: Casteels – William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Gerhardt, Guilavogui (c), Arnold – Mehmedi – Klaus, Weghorst
Out: Azzaoui (knee), Camacho (ankle), Ginczek (ankle), Jung (muscular)
Doubtful: –
Coach: Bruno Labbadia

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