Mainz have won their last three home games and will want to put in another strong performance to make up for their poor away form in recent weeks.
They were successful with a 5-4-1 against Bayern last season and could therefore start with a back-five here to strengthen the centre and try to hit Bayern on the break.
Results-wise, Bayern are back on track after a 2-1 home win against Leverkusen last weekend, but they continue to give away too many chances. Place your bet on Naijabet.com
They need to become more dominant in possession again and prevent their opponents from catching them out of position.
Expect Bayern to try to dominate the game from the outset and Mainz to wait for chances on the break.
Mainz 05 – Manager Martin Schmidt could switch to a back-five against Bayern, with centre-back Stafan Bell returning from suspension.
Daniel Brosinski is back from a one-match ban as well and provides an option for both wing-back positions.
Up front, Yunus Malli could start as a lone striker in this system, with Jhon Córdoba possibly coming on from the bench in the second half.
Bayern Munich – Javi Martínez is fully fit again and challenges Jérôme Boateng and Mats Hummels for their spots at cnetre-back.
Arturo Vidal and Joshua Kimmich compete for a spot in central midifeld.
Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa are back in training and ready to come in on the flanks.
Mainz have seen over 2.5 goals in 15 of their last 18 matches against Bayern in all competitions.
Bayern have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 3 away matches against Mainz in all competitions.
Bayern are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 matches in Bundesliga.
Bayern have won their last 4 away matches against Mainz in all competitions.
Bayern have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 away matches againstMainz in all competitions.
Mainz have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches (Bundesliga).
Mainz have won their last 3 home Bundesliga matches.
Mainz have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (Bundesliga).