Bayern Munich: Predicted Starting XI in crunch game against RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich host RB Leipzig on matchday 33 of the Bundesliga. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich host RB Leipzig on matchday 33 of the Bundesliga. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

It has been a tight Bundesliga title race this season, as the winner has not been decided by matchday 32. The penultimate gameweek of the league campaign could have a big say in the title race as Bayern Munich host RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Bayern needs to win the next two games to retain the league title, so the fate of the title race is in their hands. Borussia Dortmund is trailing Die Roten by a point in the league table. RB Leipzig will provide a stiff challenge at Allianz Arena as they look to cement their place in the top four. Let us look at the possible starting XI Thomas Tuchel may use against Leipzig on matchday 33.

Team News

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting continues to struggle for fitness as he is set to miss the game against RB Leipzig. Alphonso Davies has resumed running on the pitch, but the game on Saturday comes too soon for the Canadian full-back.

Dayot Upamecano is fit for the game against Leipzig after missing the last couple of league games due to a minor injury. Manuel Neuer and Lucas Hernandez are the other absentees for Bayern. Both players have started working on the grass, but they are likely to be completely fit for the pre-season.

Predicted Starting XI

Yann Sommer had missed training for two days due to a stomach bug, but he is fit for the game on Saturday. The Swiss goalkeeper will be hoping to keep a second consecutive clean sheet at Allianz Arena.

Despite the return of Dayot Upamecano from a minor injury, Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick with Benjamin Pavard and Matthijs de Ligt in the heart of the defense. Noussair Mazraoui and Joao Cancelo have done a fine job in the full-back positions during the last couple of games, so they are expected to start against Leipzig.

Joshua Kimmich is expected to start in the number six position against Leipzig. Bayern enjoyed a lot of success against Schalke last weekend, with Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller operating as two number tens. He is likely to stick with the same attacking midfield formation against Leipzig.

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Serge Gnabry has been in good form over the past few weeks, scoring crucial goals to give Die Roten some sort of relief in the final third. The German forward will lead the attack on Saturday in the absence of Choupo-Moting. Meanwhile, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane will occupy wide positions.

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