Preview: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Bayern Munich will continue their chase of gaining top spot as they host Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena tomorrow.

Bayern are just two points behind the league leaders Bayer Leverkusen whilst Monchengladbach currently sit 12th in the table with 21 points. 

The last time these two sides met, Bayern completed a comeback to win the game 2-1 with goals from Leroy Sané and 18-year-old Mathys Tel. 

Bayern have recently come off the back of a 3-2 win away at Augsburg whilst Monchengladbach exactly picked up an impressive point away at Bayer Leverkusen in a 0-0 draw which has provided a favour in their pursuit for the title. 

Previous encounters between these two sides have surprisingly been more successful for Monchengladbach as they have lost just once to Bayern in the last six meetings. 

Three points is the aim for every game now for Bayern as they look for another league title whilst Monchengladbach are well safe from regulation but must also look to pick up more wins than they have been getting if they want to gain a European place, which they are ten points away from. 

Team News

Bayern Munich will be without Kingsley Coman as he came off with a knee injury in the last match against Augsburg. Alongside him on the sidelines are Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Konrad Laimer, Dayot Upamecano, Daniel Peretz, Tarek Buchmann and Bouna Sarr.

Kim min-Jae remains on international duty with South Korea at then Asian Cup whilst Noussair Mazraoui is now available after returning from the African Cup of Nations with Morocco. New signing Sacha Boey will be available for selection. 

For Monchengladbach, Lukas Ullrich, Jonas Omlin and Tomas Cvancara are all out with injuries whilst Ko Itakura is still at the Asian Cup with Japan. Patrick Hermann is a doubt with a knee problem. 

Max Wober will return to the squad after previously missing out through illness.

GGFN | Matthew Gritton

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