Bayern Munich Host Struggling Wolfsburg Side

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 27: Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Volkswagen Arena on February 27, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 27: Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at Volkswagen Arena on February 27, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images) /
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Bayern Munich host Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena in the gameweek 14 of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

The German Champions are unbeaten at home in the league and will be looking to extend that run against Wolfsburg. Bayern Munich will be aiming for a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men come into the game with great confidence after beating Atletico Madrid in Champions League on Tuesday. The Bavarians are three points behind RB Leipzig so a  win is very important on Saturday. Bayern have suffered their only defeat in the league this season against Borussia Dortmund in gameweek 11.

On the other hand Wolfsburg are struggling in Bundesliga this year. A team which gave Bayern a run for money at the top of the league few years back are just two points above the drop zone. After a promising campaign in Champions League last year, Wolfsburg are finding it difficult in Bundesliga this year.

Team News-

Ancelotti made numerous changes to the midweek game against Atletico Madrid as both teams had already qualified for the next stage. Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller alikely to feature in the starting lineup after being rested in midweek game.

Jerome Boateng will be assessed before the game against Wolfsburg as he is still not completely fit. The Italian will most likely field the pairing of Holger Badstuber and Javi Martinez in the heart of defence as Mats Hummels is also ruled out due to illness. Julian Green and Kingsley Coman still remain on sideline due to injuries.

Predicted XI-

Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez, Philipp Lahm; Xabi Alonso, Thiago, Arturo Vidal; Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller

Opposition Focus-

Wolfsburg have a talented sqaud but are unable to find the results on the pitch. They languish on 15th position in the table and are without a win in their last four Bundesliga games. Bayern will be hosting a couple of Ex- Bayern players as Luiz Gustavo and Mario Gomez are likely to feature for the visitors.

The away side can hurt Bayern on setpieces due to accurate deliveries of Ricard Rodriguez. Bayern cannot be complacent despite Wolfsburg’s form as they have numerous players who can hurt them in the final third. The midfield pair of Max Arnold and Paul Seguin are going to miss this game due to suspension.

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Prediction- Bayern Munich 3-1 Wolfsburg

The timing of the fixture is right for Bayern Munich and they will be a difficult side to conatin for an out of form Wolfsburg. Ancelotti keeps shuffling the centreback pairing which doesnot allow them to gain rhythm and they leak goals.

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