Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Darmstadt: Aleksandar Pavlovic returns to squad

Aleksandar Pavlovic returns to the Bayern Munich squad after serving a suspension last weekend. The 19-year-old’s performances this season has earned him a maiden call-up to Julian Nagelsmann’s Germany squad for the upcoming friendlies, and the midfielder is could return to the starting lineup against Darmstadt.

After being substituted in Bayern Munich’s 8-1 win against Mainz last weekend, Alphonso Davies could be replaced by Raphael Guerreiro but coming into today’s game, those are the only changes that Thomas Tuchel is expected to make. With the return of Sacha Boey Serge Gnabry and Bryan Zaragoza among the bench, Bayern have a lot more options than they did just a couple of weeks ago, with Noussair Mazraoui and Kingsley Coman the only notable absentees.

Leroy Sané, who is suspended for Germany’s upcoming games against France and the Netherlands, has a point to prove with just one assist in his last eight Bundesliga games. Speaking ahead of Bayern’s trip to Darmstadt, Tuchel said: “He has to deliver, that’s where all the focus is.”

Predicted Bayern Munich XI vs Darmstadt

Manuel Neuer – Joshua Kimmich, Matthijs de Ligt, Eric Dier, Raphael Guerreiro – Aleksandar Pavlovic, Leon Goretzka – Leroy Sané, Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala – Harry Kane,

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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