Sports Mole looks at how Bayern Munich could line up for their Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Bayern Munich will be hoping to continue their recent run of good form when they take on Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Hansi Flick's side have won their last three in all competitions, scoring 12 times in the process as they look to close the four-point gap between themselves and the top of the Bundesliga table.
However, Wolfsburg boast the best defensive record in the division and could cause problems even for Bayern's prolific attack.
Here, Sports Mole looks at how Bayern could line up for Saturday's showdown.
Out: Thiago (suspended), Niklas Sule (knee), Lucas Hernandez (ankle), Kingsley Coman (knee), Mickael Cuisance (ankle)
Doubtful: Leon Goretzka (muscle), Corentin Tolisso (thigh), Fiete Arp (wrist)
Flick's list of unavailable players seems to grow longer with each passing week and the interim Bayern boss has a limited selection of first-team players to choose from when Wolfsburg come to Munich.
First-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will start between the sticks, while Alphonso Davies will continue at left-back as he impresses in the role. David Alaba will fill in at centre-back as Sule and Hernandez are injured, while Jerome Boateng is out of favour as rumours swirl over his future.
However, the Austrian may find himself partnering Javi Martinez in this one, with Benjamin Pavard returning to right-back as Joshua Kimmich is required at the base of midfield to compensate for the absence of the suspended Thiago.
The German will provide a platform for the offensive partnership of Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Muller ahead of him, with Goretzka and Tolisso both injury doubts and unlikely to feature.
Coman's absence means that the front three is unlikely to be altered, with Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry flanking Robert Lewandowski in attack.
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