Bayern need to improve in the Bundesliga again after two draws in their last three matches. Their 96th minute equaliser against Hertha last weekend saved them a point, but with a week of rest behind them, manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side will look to put on a more dominant display here.
Hamburg are unbeaten in their last three matches and in much-improved form after the winter break. They are more stable defensively and danger- ous on the break, but the likely absence of Kyriakos Papadopoulos is a huge blow for the team.
Expect Bayern to dominate the game at home and try to make up for their disappointing domestic performances in the past few matches. NaijaBet
Bayern Munich – Xabi Alonso should return to the starting XI after being rested last weekend.Thiago could start in a more attack-minded position again, with Thomas Müller possibly forced to settle for a spot on the bench.
Franck Ribery is back in training and should provide an option from the bench here.
Hamburger SV – Kyriakos Papadopoulos suffered a shoulder injury last weekend and should be replaced by Johan Djourou here.
Nicolai Müller is fully fit again after he missed last weekend’s game with the flu.
Bobby Wood should return from injury as well and is expected to start up front.
Bayern have won 12 of their last 13 matches against Hamburg in all competitions.
Bayern have scored at least 3 goals in their last 6 home matches against Hamburg in all competitions.
Bayern have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 6 home matches against Hamburg in all competitions.
Bayern have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 home matches against Hamburg in all competitions.
Bayern are undefeated in their last 15 home Bundesliga matches.
Bayern have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Hamburg in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Bayern’s last 3 games Bundesliga.
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