Venue: Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last four home games.
They have scored 2+ goals in seven of their last seven home games in all competitions.
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski has scored 22 goals in 18 meetings with Augsburg and has only failed to score in two of his 12 games against them as a Bayern player.
Serge Gnabry is the highest-scoring German national in the Bundesliga this term, with 11 goals.
Defeat in the reverse fixture was only Bayern’s third loss in 21 Bundesliga games against Augsburg.
Augsburg are bidding for a 12th straight season of Bundesliga football. They have never finished in the bottom three.
The visitors have not beaten their Bavarian counterparts at this venue since 2014/15.
They have scored an average of less than a goal per game across their 14 league trips so far (0.86).
Head to head
Bayern Munich have eleven wins against their hosts in the last 14 head-to-head meetings. Augsburg’s only win in that period came in the reverse fixture which they won 2-1.
Latest performances in all competitions
Bayern Munich: L-W-W-D-W
After their disappointment in the Champions League on Wednesday, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich return to domestic action with a clash against Augsburg in the German Bundesliga.
The Bavarians were beaten by Villareal in their last match in the Champions League, despite having more possession and shots than their Spanish hosts.
However, regardless of that, Bayern Munich remain well on course to win their tenth straight Bundesliga title, topping the charts with 66 points, nine more than second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team brushed aside Freiburg last time out in the German top flight, a game that had a controversial substitution mixup that saw Bayern play with 12 men after Kingsley Coman failed to go off after his number was shown on the substitution board.
The Bavarians are at risk of facing a retrospective punishment for that mixup, but be it as it may, the hosts are the favourites to pick up maximum points against Markus Weinzierl’s team whom they lost to in the reverse fixture.
With the reverse match loss and the loss to Villareal in the Champions League still fresh in their minds, Bayern are expected to go full throttle on their visitors as they continue to romp to a record tenth title defence.
Choupo-Moting and Corentin Tolisso missed the midweek game against Villareal. The duo are expected to remain sidelined for the game against Augsburg.
Possible Bayern Munich starting line-up
Manuel Neuer, Josip Stanisic, Tanguy Nianzou, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Joshua Kimmich, Marcel Sabitzer, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski.
Injured: Choupo-Moting, Corentin Tolisso
Augsburg picked up another win over Mainz 05 in midweek to move further clear of the relegation Zones.
Markus Weinzierl’s team opened up their April account with an impressive win over Wolfsburg early this week and with their recent win over Mainz, they sit in 13th place in the German top flight after 28 rounds of football.
The visitors have found form at the right time as they face a wounded Bayern Munich side, but Markus Weinzierl will fancy his chances of coming up with another master plan to stifle the Bavarian outfit and inflict more pain on them as they move up the table.
The German tactician came up with a plan similar to the one adopted by Unai Emery in the Champions League, setting up his team to press the German giants from the start and get an early goal. His team executed the game plan to perfection and got a deserved lead in the 22nd minute through Mads Pedersen. Andre Hahn doubled the lead in the 34th minute to ensure that the Bundesliga giants left with nothing despite pulling one back through Lewandowski.
However, Augsburg have kept only three clean sheets since the start of the year and Markus Weinzierl will have to find a way to fix such defensive deficiency as they come up against the league’s big hitters who have failed to score just once in any game since November last year.
Possible Augsburg starting line-up
Rafal Gikiewicz; Robert Gumny, Reece Oxford, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Iago; Arne Maier, Niklas Dorsch, Andre Hahn, Ruben Vargas, Daniel Caliguiri; Florian Niederlechner.
Injured: Sarenren Bazee, Tobias Strobl, Felix Uduokhai
Bayern 3-1 Augsburg