Bundesliga league leaders welcome relegation-threatened side Dusseldorf to the Allianz Arena this weekend as they look to continue their march to an 8th consecutive league title.
The home team, back from their win over fellow league chasers Borrusia Dortmund this week, will look to inflict further misery on the 16th placed Dusseldorf who recorded their first league win in five league matches last time out.
Following their 2:1 win over Schalke on Wednesday, Dusseldorf will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time in the league this season. The visitors are on a patchy run of form after taking just 10 points from an available 30 in the league.
Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho remains unavailable for Hans-Dieter Flick as the former Liverpool attacker is sidelined with a niggling ankle injury. Defender Niklas Sule, as well as midfielder Thiago Alcantara remains sidelined with injuries.
Uwe Rösler remains without Ghanian midfielder Bernhard Tekpetey who is out of the side with a muscle injury. Goalkeeper Zackary Steffen and Dawid Kownacki remain long term injury absentees.
In the last five meetings between both sides in all competition, Bayern have come out victorious on four occasions with the other one ending in a stalemate.
Bayern last five games in all competition: WWWWW
Dusseldorf last five games in all competition: WDDDL
Bayern Munich remains on course to wrap up their 8th consecutive league title this season as they sit seven points above second-placed Dortmund following their win over their closest challengers last time out.
The Bavarians are on a nine-game winning streak in all competitions with their nil-nil draw with RB Leipzig in February the last time they failed to pick up all three points or score in a game.
In that period, Bayern have scored a whopping 27 goals, conceding just five goals and keeping six clean sheets. Such has been the dominance of this Bayern side that they have conceded just two goals in the last seven games in all competitions.
In the last four home leagues involving the Bavarians, a total of over 2.5 second half goals is produced by both teams.
Fortuna Dusseldorf meanwhile leads the table for the team with the worst disciplinary record having picked up 69 yellow cards in the league this season. The visitors have a porous defence, that have shipped in 53 goals in the league this season.
Getting goals have proven difficult for Fortuna Dusseldorf also, as they have scored just 23 goals this season.
They also find it difficult to hold on to their leads as only one team has dropped more points from a winning position than Dusseldorf.
Games between both sides always tend to be a high-scoring affairs as the last five games between both sides in the league has produced 17 goals with three of the games within that period ending with a scoreline of over 4.5.
Bayern to win @ 1/12
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2/9
Both Teams to Score/No @ 3/4