Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(75) 52 Goals 11 (21)
(52) 42 Assists 6 (15)
(7.1) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.6)
26.9 Average Age 28.1
182.8 Average Height (cm) 185.1
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.8 (1)
(55%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 52% (48%)
(1.2) 1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Daniel van Buyten Out 7.6
Diego Contento Out 6.71
Bastian Schweinsteiger Out 7.52
Player Reason Status Rating
Dorge Kouemaha Out 6.78
Alexander Bugera Out 6.78
Ariel Borysiuk Out 6.5
Stiven Rivic Out N/A

Team News

  • Rafinha returns from suspension and will most likely replace Anatoliy Tymoshchuk at right-back.
  • With Bastian Schweinsteiger injured, David Alaba could start in central midfield.
  • Arjen Robben will most likely start on the bench again, with Thomas Müller taking his spot on the right wing.
  • Antar Yahia and Rodnei could start at centre-back again, although manager Kurz has several other options in this position.
  • Leon Jessen could replace the injured Alexander Bugera at left-back.
  • Ariel Borysiuk is suspended after picking up two yellow cards on his debut last weekend. Oliver Kirch could replace him in central midfield.
  • Richard Sukuta-Pasu and Olcay Sahan compete for the spot on the right wing.
  • Striker Dorge Kouemaha is still injured, but manager Kurz could field a 4-4-2 system nonetheless, with Sandro Wagner and Itay Shechter up front.

Prediction

  • Bayern are under pressure, as Dortmund have taken the lead at the top of the table. The team have had problems against sides that have defended deep in the last few games, but after a promising performance in the cup against Stuttgart during the week, they should have regained some confidence. It remains to be seen how Bayern will deal with the absence of Bastian Schweinsteiger, though.
  • Kaiserslautern have not won in the Bundesliga in their last ten games. They strengthened their squad during the winter break and though the new players definitely add some quality, they also need time to adapt.
  • Expect Bayern to dominate possession and to have the majority of the chances. Kaiserslautern will try to defend deep and hit them on the break. However, with their attacking quality and the home advantage, Bayern should be heavy favourites to win.
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Comments (4)

 
  • I smell a Bayern victory with at least 3 Goals difference

  • Robben is back and i think Robbery will be all over this game!

  • No way Bayern l;ose at home, this will be a goal-fest and will get Bayerns GD even higher

  • I don't see Kaiserslauten scoring a goal

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