Bayern will look to continue their impressive run of form when they welcome Werder Bremen to Allianz Arena on Tuesday in their last home game before the World Cup break.
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich)
Bayern Munich have won their last eight games in all competitions.
They are unbeaten across their last eleven games in all competitions (W10, D1).
They have not lost at home in the league since January (W9, D4).
They have scored five goals per game in their last three home Bundesliga games.
Werder Bremen have won none of their last 12 games at this venue (D3, L9).
They have lost just one league game away from home this season (W3, D2, L1).
Each of Bremen’s last ten Bundesliga away games featured scoring after the 75th minute (W3, D2, L5).
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games.
Choupo-Moting became just the sixth player to score in seven consecutive games for Bayern, after Gerd Müller, Robert Lewandowski, Roy Makaay, Mario Gomez and Carsten Jancker.
Head to head
Werder Bremen have lost 20 of their last 21 league games with Bayern Munich (D1).
The only draw in that sequence came in a 1-1 draw here two seasons ago.
Latest performances in all competitions
Bayern Munich: W-W-W-W-W
Bayern made it eight wins in all competitions last time out when they defeated Hertha Berlin 3-2 away from home.
The Bavarians stormed into a 3-0 lead in the first half against the capital club, thanks to goals from Jamaal Musiala, and Eric Choupo-Moting. However, the hosts snatched two goals back in the space of five minutes in the first half through Dodi Lukebakio and Davie Selke. But Bayern held on to their lead to win the game which featured the return of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
After the game, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann stated that “All of Germany is pleased ‘Manu’ is back.” But despite the return of Neuer, Nagelsmann admitted that his side had lost focus after racing ahead.
The win, coupled with Union Berlin’s loss to Bayer Leverkusen means Bayern come into this round of games sitting at the top of the table. The result was their fourth consecutive league win in a row and they will now return home, where they haven’t been beaten in a league contest since January (W9, D4) while averaging five goals per game across their last three home Bundesliga fixtures.
This game is their final home outing before the World Cup so fans will want to see more goals and an avoidance of any further injuries, like that to defender Alphonso Davies last time out, which could impact their title defence.
Possible Bayern Munich starting line-up
Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernández; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Marcel Sabitzer; Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane; Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Injured: Bouna Sarr, Alphonso Davies, Josip Stanisic
Doubtful: Thomas Muller, Matthijs de Ligt
Bremen will look to make it three wins in a row when they travel to Munich on Tuesday.
The visitors have enjoyed a good season so far, winning six of their opening 12 league games, including the last two against Hertha (1-0) and Schalke (2-1). Their last win moved them closer to the European qualification spots as they now sit in seventh place, just one point behind RB Leipzig.
They will look to spoil things for Bayern who they have not beaten since September 2008. They have shown good league form away from home this term (W3, D2, L1) and so will fancy their chances of shooting down the Bavarians.
But to win, they’ll need everything in their favour, which may not be possible if star striker Niclas Füllkrug, who has scored ten goals this campaign, is unavailable after he sustained an injury against Schalke.
Possible Bremen starting line-up
Jiri Pavlenka; Amos Pieper, Milos Veljkovic, Niklas Stark; Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid, Ilia Gruev, Leonardo Bittencour, Marco Friedl; Niclas Füllkrug, Marvin Ducksch.
Injured: Felix Agu, Dudu, Lee Buchanan, Jean-Manuel Mbom
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bremen