Predicted XI

Kimmich still out - How Bayern could line-up against Stuttgart

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick will have to make more changes in defence ahead of his side's Bundesliga clash with Stuttgart

 
10:00am on Friday 27th November 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Following a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen last weekend, Bayern Munich will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they visit Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Head coach Hansi Flick will take encouragement from his side’s 3-1 victory over RB Salzburg in the Champions League in midweek, which not only showcased a desire to bounce back from a poor result but also allowed the Bayern manager to welcome back a few injured players.

For example, left-back Lucas Hernandez went off injured against Bremen but was given around 30 minutes of game time against Salzburg and should step into the full-back role, in place of the inexperienced Chris Richards.

Bayern may also be able to welcome back central defender Niklas Sule, who didn’t feature in midweek but was reportedly at the club’s training ground working on his fitness during the week. However Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich remain out with long-term injuries.

In midfield Flick will most likely have to make do without Corentin Tolisso in midfield, while the French midfield still regains his fitness after an injury. The Bayern manager tried to combat this by playing Jamal Musiala against Bremen and then Marc Roca against Sazlbug. Despite a red card for the latter, it’s likely that he’ll keep his place alongside Leon Goretzka.

Fortunately for the Bayern manager, up front is where he’s got plenty of options and shouldn’t feel a great deal of pressure to shuffle things too much beyond any late fitness issues.

As things stand, it’s likely that we’ll see Robert Lewandowski up front with a trio of Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman behind him.

Bayern Munich: Squad, FC Ratings, Matches, Formations

Bayern Munich starting XI versus Stuttgart

Bayern Munich - Football tactics and formations

Latest news

Player Ratings

England 0-0 Scotland Player Ratings: Kane fails to deliver as Scotland impress

Gareth Southgate's team failed to produce against a spirited Scotland side who picked up a vital point in their bid to qualify

  • 7 hours
Predicted XI

Goretzka back and Werner to start - How Germany and Portugal could line up

Germany will be fighting for all three points against Portugal on Saturday following their 1-0 defeat to France in the opening round of Euro 2020

  • 20 hours
Predicted XI

Changes up front – How Spain could line up against Poland

Luis Enrique could ring in the changes up front as Spain look to pick up their first win of Euro 2020.

  • 20 hours
Predicted XI

Pavard rested? How France could line up against Hungary

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has been at the centre of a controversial week and could be rested for France's match versus Hungary

  • 20 hours
Player Ratings

Netherlands 2-0 Austria: Depay & De Ligt impress as De Boer's side top group C

Frank de Boer's side weren't too highly rate prior to the tournament but his Netherlands side have picked up six points from six thus far

  • 1 day
Player Ratings

Denmark 1-2 Belgium Player Ratings: Kevin De Bruyne shines with goal and assist in just 15 minutes

Robert Martinez's side are now all but through to the knock-out rounds of the Euros after a convincing 2-1 victory over Denmark

  • 1 day

Most read