Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Match Preview, team news, and predicted line-ups

Munich Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich will be hosting Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday. The fixture will take place at 8:30 pm on the 7th of January at Allianz Arena. This will their first game after the winter break. Bayern Munich will be aiming to continue their impressive form in the Bundesliga.

On the other hand, Gladbach will be looking to turn their fortunes around after the much-needed break and finish the season on a high. With Coronavirus at its peak again, the game is set to be played with no fans.

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Match Preview

Bayern Munich are currently at the top of the table in the Bundesliga. In fact, they are 9 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. Bayern can extend their lead to 12 points with Dortmund playing Eintracht Frankfurt on the next day. The Bavarians demolished Wolfsburg 4-0 before the winter break. Bayern have won their last 5 games scoring 15 goals and conceding just 3 goals in the process.

Bayern Munich Bundesliga form: W W W W W

Meanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach are on a rough patch as they could manage only 1 point from their last 5 games. Gladbach attackers are finding it difficult to score goals and their defense has been leaking goals too. They have scored just 5 goals and let in 18 in their last 5 games.

Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga form: D L L L L

Team News

Bayern Munich team news

Bayern are dealing with a Covid outbreak in their camp with Lucas Hernandez, Tanguy Nianzou, Manuel Neuer, Kingsley Coman, Corentin Tolisso, Leroy Sane, Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards all testing positive for the virus.

Although, Bayern would be happy to have Joshua Kimmich back after recovering from a COVID-19 infection. Leon Goretzka will also be available following his foot injury.

In spite of this, Bayern will have the likes of Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski for their game against Gladbach. Julian Nagelsmann will have to play Benjamin Pavard in the middle considering all the Centre backs are sidelined and Kimmich playing as a right-back.

Bayern Munich Starting XI

Ulreich; Kimmich, Pavard, Sule, Davies; Goretzka, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski.

Borussia Monchengladbach team news

Jordan Beyer and Jonas Hofmann are sidelined due to injuries whereas, Mamadou Doucoure, Joe Scally, Keanan Bennetts and Denis Zakaria have tested positive.

Breel Embolo is the focal point of Gladbach’s attack, while Marcus Thuram and Patrick Herrmann will be there in the starting XI.

Mathias Ginter will also start and Luca Netz to get the nod as a replacement for Joe Scally.

Borussia Monchengladbach Starting XI

Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Netz; Kramer, Stindl, Kone; Herrmann, Embolo, Thuram

Match Prediction: Bayern Munich Vs Borussia Monchengladbach

With Borussia Monchengladbach looking to turn around their bad form and Bayern struggling with injuries and COVID positive results, Gladbach can surely have the sweet taste of victory. Bayern (2) – (3) Gladbach.

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