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Bayern vs Augsburg – Statistical preview

Bayern can move one step closer to becoming German champions for the fifth year in a row if they win a Bavarian derby against FC Augsburg on Saturday (kick-off 15:30CEST/14:30BST).

Bayern have scored 15 goals in their last four league matches without conceding and they can preserve one of only three unbeaten home records in the league by chalking up a tenth victory of the season in front of their own supporters.

FC Bayern

Manuel Neuer is expected to miss two matches after he underwent surgery on his left foot.

Jerome Boateng is fully fit again and should replace the suspended Javi Martínez at centre-back.

Arturo Vidal returns from suspension and could start in central midfield, although Joshua Kimmich provides an option there as well, with Vidal only returning from the Chile national team on Thursday.

Thomas Müller will most likely get another chance to start behind Robert Lewandowski, with Xabi Alonso suspended as well and Thiago most likely switching to a deeper position.

Augsburg

Manager Manuel Baum could field a back-three again here, with Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and several midfielders injured, suspended or doubtful.

Konstantinos Stafylidis picked up a knock on international duty and could be replaced by Philipp Max on the left.

Alfred Finnbogason is fully fit again and provides a further option up front.

Match facts

Bayern have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches (Bundesliga).

Bayern have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Augsburg in all competitions.

Bayern have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches against Augsburg in all competitions.

Bayern have won their last 4 matches against Augsburg in all competitions.

Bayern have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches against Augsburg in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Bayern’s last 6 home games (Bundesliga).

Bayern have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Bundesliga).

Prediction

Bayern are 13 points clear at the top of the table after Leipzig lost back-to-back Bundesliga games. They have almost no serious injury concerns heading into the decisive stages of the season and hope to keep it that way, with they able to focus on the crucial Champions League and DFB-Pokal matches now.

Augsburg have only won one of their last six matches and are back in the relegation battle. Injuries at the back and in central midfield keep costing them balance an stability.

Expect Bayern to dominate this game from the outset.

Prediction: Bayern vs Augsburg 4-0

 

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