Bayern Munich vs FC Ingolstadt 04 Preview: Impressive hosts looking to keep winning streak going

Bayern will be looking to keep their impressive start to the season going this weekend against a team who are struggling for form.

Bayern Munich vs FC Ingolstadt 04 Preview: Impressive hosts looking to keep winning streak going
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Bayern Munich host Ingolstadt at the Allianz Arena on matchday three in the Bundesliga, looking to continue their imperious start to the season as they have won every single competitive game so far without conceding a goal.

Ominous start to the season for Bayern

Carlo Ancelotti's side won a very difficult game away to Schalke last weekend as goals from Robert Lewandowski and Joshua Kimmich late on got them the win late on.

They then backed up this win by brushing aside FC Rostov in the UEFA Champions League midweek winning the game 5-0 with Kimmich the main star during the game by scoring two of the goals. The midfielder is likely to keep his place in the side once again after impressing every single time he has played.

On the other hand, Ingolstadt started the season not so great only taking one point from their opening two games. They began the new season under a new coach, Markus Kauczinski with renewed hope, but on the pitch, they began drawing 1-1 away to Hamburger SV in the opening weekend of the season before losing 2-0 at home to Hertha BSC last time out.

The key for Kauczinski's side will be making sure they are solid at the back and try and catch Bayern on an off day, but things certainly aren't in their favour.

Bayern are clear favourites for the game

In the corresponding fixture last season, Bayern won the game 2-0 with goals that day coming from Lewandowski and Philipp Lahm in the second half to secure all three points for the hosts.

Lahm celebrates scoring the second goal in Bayern's win against Ingolstadt last season | Photo: Kicker
Lahm celebrating scoring the second goal in Bayern's win against Ingolstadt last season | Photo: Kicker

Altogether Bayern have won all three meetings in the past against Ingolstadt and it is not expected to be any different this weekend.

Team News

Ancelotti could call on French winger Kingsley Coman who returned to training at the start of Septemeber after recovering from injury to start the game on Saturday. Douglas Costa is in line to start the game after he started in the Champions League win midweek and impressed during the match. First team regulars Lahm,Thomas Müller and David Alaba will all miss the game due to illness.

Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng are both also likely to miss the match but are now at the end of their rehabilitation training after injury spells. 

Kauczinski will be happy to know that he can call on a full squad for the game as there are no injury or suspension worries ahead of the game. 

The team though will be hoping to call on their main signings they made during the summer to help them come through a game they are likely to get nothing from and try and recover from a poor start. 

Right winger Robert Leipertz and attacking midfielder Sonny Kittel will be hoping to show everybody why the club signed them this summer by putting in a big performance on the big stage against Bayern.

Predicted line-ups

Bayern Munich predicted line-up: (4-3-3) Neuer; Rafinha, Martinez, Hummels, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal, Kimmich; Costa, Ribery, Lewandowski.

FC Ingolstadt 04 predicted line-up: (4-3-3) Nyland; Levels, Matip, Tisserand, Suttner; Roger, Groß, Morales; Lex, Leckie, Lezcano.