Bayern Munich vs Greuther Fürth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups, and ones to watch
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Bayern Munich will welcome Greuther Fürth to the magnificent Allianz Arena on Sunday afternoon in what is a titanic match at both ends of the table.

Bayern will go into the match having suffered an ignominious four-goal to two defeat last weekend away at VFL  Bochum which means the gap to Borussia Dortmund is only six points.

In addition, Bayern will also go into the match having only managed to get a draw against RB Salzburg in the champions league round of 16 on Wednesday. It means a win on Sunday will increase the gap to Dortmund in second.

Greuther Fürth will go into the match having secured a surprising two goal to one win at home against Hertha Berlin last weekend giving them a slight hope of somehow producing a miracle and staying up.

Fürth has also had a week to prepare for the match on Sunday as they were not involved in any European or cup competitions meaning they should be relatively fresh.

Team news

Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann will be without several key players most notably Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka and first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer who are all still recovering from injury. Teenage wonderkid Jamal Musiala is also expected to miss the match on sunday.

Meanwhile Fürth head coach Stefan leitl has also got a few injury concerns. Jessic Ngankam, Gideon Jung are doubtful  while Robin Kehr and Marius Funk are definitely set to miss out.

Players to watch

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern is team full of stars however one player that always seem to shine the brightest for them is Robert Lewandowski who always shows up whenever Bayern need him regardless of the competition.

So far this season Lewandowski has scored an remarkable 26 goals in just 22 matches in the Bundesliga that only has him as Bayern's top goalscorer but also the best goalscorer in the league, six goals ahead of Patric Schick.

Branimir Hrgota

Greuther Furth currently find themselves firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and looking like they need a miracle to avoid relegation. Fortunately, one player that has made sure there is still a chance for them to stay up this season is striker Banimir Hrgota.

Hrgota has got seven goals so far this season in the league which makes him the club's outright top scorer. He is also the 11th best goalscorer in the Bundesliga only one goal behind Jonas Hoffman ahead of him in tenth place.

Last time out

The last time these two teams faced each other Bayern Munich ran out comfortable three-one winners.

Bayern started the match at a blistering tempo catching Fürth completely by surprised and it payed off as they took the lead in the 12th minute thanks to Thomas Muller. Bayern won the ball back and quickly counter-attacked up the pitch before getting the ball to Muller who left-footed shot from the center of the box found the bottom left-hand corner.

Bayern got a second goal 19 minutes later this time it was midfielder Joshua Kimmich who got his name on the scoresheet. Leroy Sane did brilliantly on the wing before laying the ball into the path of Kimmich who unleashed a venomous shot from outside the box into the bottom right-hand corner of the goal.

The second half started quickly and there was early drama when in the 48th-minute French right-back Benjamin Pavard managed to get himself sent off and force Bayern to play the rest of the match with ten men.

However, Bayern got a third goal in the 68th minute to put the game beyond doubt. Bayern won a free kick in a dangerous position and Kimmich whipped a dangerous ball into the box before Sebastian Griesbeck managed to put the ball past his own goalkeeper to score an own goal.

Furth eventually managed to get a consolation goal in the 87th minute. Timothy Tillman did some brilliant work on the wing before whipping a delicious ball into the Bayern penalty box that Cedric Itten rifled into the bottom right-hand corner.

How to watch

Fans in the UK can watch the match on Sunday afternoon on sky sports football, while fans in the US can watch the match on ESPN+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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