Hansi Flick’s men would be the visiting team on Saturday when Stuttgart welcome them in the domestic tie having been held to a draw last weekend by Werder Bremen, thanks to Kingsley Coman, whose strike cancelled out Werder Bremen only goal, the visitors will be looking to get back to winning ways and remain top of the table.
The home side, meanwhile, have drawn four league games in a row, but would surely not be too disappointed if that run was extended to five against the league leaders.
The absence of Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka or Corentin Tolisso in midfield from the start made the Bavarians peered somewhat unwell in the 1-1 home draw with Werder Bremen on Saturday, permitting title rivals Borussia Dortmund to close the gap to a single point.
Having secured qualification for the Champions League knockout stages for a 13th consecutive season after a 3-1 win, all of Flick’s attention will now be on extending his side’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table. A 3-1 win over the Austrian outfit, Salzburg, on Wednesday night during the UCL tie would be a major boost for Bayern Munich and would be hoping to continue their great start to the season having suffered a shocking defeat to Hoffenheim in all competitions this season.
Stuttgart on the other side would be hoping to contain the threats to be posed by the Bavarians on Saturday. They currently sit 8th on the log having claimed 11points so far this season.
Hansi Flick’s men sit currently on top of the log with 19points having played 8 games, winning 6, held to a draw and a single lose this season.
The reigning champion will be without the service of Joshua Kimmich, who has been ruled out with injury sustained during the clash with title rival, Borussia Dortmund. Also, Alphonso Davies is out injured till early December. A huge boost for the Bavarians as Lucas Hernandez and Corentin Tolisso are now in contention to start having returned from nursing injury.
Stuttgart on the other hand, Matarazzo has something of an injury crisis developing at Stuttgart, with Momo Cisse, Clinton Mola, Erik Thommy, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Hamadi Al Ghaddioui and Maxime Awoudja alll likely to be out for the visit of the league leaders.
The Bavarians are in great form and are undoubtedly the best to pick as the favorite in this upcoming tie.