Bayern Munich hosts Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena in a Bundesliga clash on Saturday. Bayern aims for their seventh consecutive win in the league and a chance to claim the top spot, while Union Berlin seeks a positive result under their new managerial guidance.
Bayern Munich, despite a recent goalless draw against Copenhagen in their final group stage fixture, remains in high spirits having secured top spot in their section.
Thomas Tuchel’s team aims to surpass Bayer Leverkusen in the league standings by clinching maximum points against Union Berlin.
Harry Kane continues to shine for Bayern, setting records by becoming the first Englishman to score 18 Bundesliga goals, surpassing Jadon Sancho’s previous record of 17.
The forward looks to extend his outstanding form against Union Berlin.
Meanwhile, Union Berlin faced turmoil after a dismal start to the season, leading to Urs Fischer’s departure.
Nenad Bjelica has taken charge, hoping to steer the club away from the relegation zone after their winless streak of 16 games. Despite this, Union Berlin managed two consecutive draws, signaling a potential recovery.
Bayern Munich Bundesliga form: W W W W W W
Bayern Munich form (all competitions): L W W W W D
Union Berlin Bundesliga form: L L L L L D
Union Berlin form (all competitions): L L D L D D
Harry Kane returns for Bayern Munich, aiming to add to his impressive goal tally. However, Bayern faces injury concerns with several players including Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Min-Jae Kim, and Noussair Mazraoui missing due to various reasons.
Leonardo Bonucci made a return to the squad, but his starting position remains uncertain. Union Berlin might miss Sheraldo Becker and Danilho Doekhi due to injuries, with their availability for Saturday’s game in doubt.
Possible Starting Lineups:
Bayern Munich: (4-2-3-1)
Laimer, Kratzig, Upamecano, Davies;
Coman, Muller, Sane;
Union Berlin: (4-1-4-1)
Juranovic, Knoche, Leite, Roussillon;
Volland, Tousart, Laidouni, Gosens;
Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-1 Union Berlin
Despite Bayern’s recent draw, they are expected to return to winning ways against Union Berlin. The Iron Ones’ recent draw streak might end against the Bavarian giants.