Bayern Munich must beat Stuttgart in the Bundesliga Topspiel on Saturday evening if they are to reclaim top spot from Borussia Dortmund. The Rekordmeister could find themselves in third before kick-off should Union Berlin beat FC Köln in the earlier fixture.
Dayot Upamecano is available for selection again after serving a suspension following a red card against Borussia Mönchengladbach. That could see Julian Nagelsmann switch to a back three with the Frenchman playing alongside compatriot Benjamin Pavard and Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt.
That means we could see Kingsley Coman operating at wing-back, a role the Frenchman is becoming accustomed to whilst Alphonso Davies would play on the opposite flank. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka will play in central-midfield with Jamal Musiala and Thomas Müller supporting Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who has signed a contract extension.
Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Stuttgart
Yann Sommer – Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt – Kingsley Coman, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Alphonso Davies – Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder