Summary

  • Bayern could clinch title at home to Gladbach.
  • Gladbach unbeaten in last three against Pep Guardiola's side.
  • Both sides victors last weekend.

FC Bayern München could wrap up a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title when they welcome Borussia Mönchengladbach to the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

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A win for Pep Guardiola's side would render Borussia Dortmund's result against VfL Wolfsburg irrelevant, with a minimum of seven points between the top two and only six left to play for after this game. The Bavarians have been in relentless form in recent weeks, with Saturday's 2-0 win at Hertha Berlin seeing them pick up a maximum-possible haul of 18 points from their previous six Bundesliga games.

Gladbach - who won the last of their five Bundesliga titles in the 1976/77 season - would love to play spoiler. The Foals rebounded from a recent run of two consecutive losses to beat resurgent TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-1 last Sunday, and another win could propel Andre Schubert's side into the UEFA Champions League qualification places.

Matchday 15 rewind: Gladbach 3-1 Bayern

USMNT international Fabian Johnson put in a sterling performace before capping off Gladbach's 3-1 win in December.

Goals: 1-0 Wendt (54'), 2-0 Stindl (66’), 3-0 Johnson (68’), 3-1 Ribery

Gladbach scored three goals in the space of 14 second-half minutes to inflict a first Bundesliga defeat of the season on Bayern.

Matchday 32 - match stats

  • If Bayern win they will seal their 25th Bundesliga title and 26th in the German top flight - both records.
  • Guardiola's side have led the table every week since Matchday 6, when they beat VfL Wolfsburg 5-1.
  • The Bavarians have not wrapped up the title on home turf since the 1999/2000 season, when they beat SV Werder Bremen 3-1 on Matchday 34.
  • Gladbach dealt Bayern their first defeat of the season in the reverse fixture, scoring three goals in 14 second-half minutes.
  • This is Guardiola's 100th Bundesliga game. Gladbach have proved the Catalan coach's trickiest opponents in that time, with FCB averaging only 1.4 points per game from their meetings. 
  • Indeed, Gladbach are undefeated against Bayern in three Bundesliga meetings, winning the last two. Bayern's last top-flight win over the Foals came in January 2014, when Mario Götze and Thomas Müller sealed a 2-0 win. 
  • Gladbach have never won three consecutive games against the Rekordmeister.
  • In Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa, Kingsley Coman and Joshua Kimmich, Bayern have four players who have never lifted the Meisterschale. Each has featured over 20 times in the Bundesliga this season. 
  • This season's top scorer with 27, Robert Lewandowski has only scored once in nine Bundesliga matches against Gladbach.

Possible line-ups

Bayern: Neuer - Rafinha, Boateng, Benatia, Juan Bernat - Kimmich - Coman, Rode, Götze, Douglas Costa - Müller

Absentees: Badstuber (ankle), Robben (adductor)

Coach: Pep Guardiola

Gladbach: Sommer - Elvedi, Christensen, Nordtveit - Dahoud, G. Xhaka - Traore, Wendt - Hazard - Hahn, Raffael

Absentees: Dominguez (back), Jantschke (hernia), Stranzl (pubis), Schulz (knee), Stindl (personal)

Coach: Andre Schubert

History