Summary

  • Bayern currently second in the Group D standings.
  • Robben returns to face former club.
  • Ancelotti's men beat Eindhoven 4-1 at the Allianz Arena a fortnight ago.

FC Bayern München visit PSV Eindhoven for their next UEFA Champions League fixture on Tuesday 1 November (kick-off 20:45CET/19:45GMT) riding high on an emphatic return to winning ways in the Bundesliga.

Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben tormented FC Augsburg on Matchday 9 – add them to your Official Fantasy Bundesliga side now!

Carlo Ancelotti’s side looked assured in their most recent league outings, with comfortable victories over Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg firmly banishing memories of consecutive draws with 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt.

The reigning Bundesliga champions host high-flying TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 10 and will be keen to go into that encounter in the same vein of form with three more points under their belt in Europe - points that could secure them a place in the last 16 of this season's competition.

Watch: Lewandowski reflects on Bayern's win over Augsburg:

Bayern will be without Javi Martinez after the defender pulled up with a thigh injury during the win over Augsburg, while winger Franck Ribery is also sidelined. However, Rafinha is back in contention after returning to training following a knock, giving coach Carlo Ancelotti almost a full squad to choose from.

Nevertheless, the Italian tactician stated in his pre-match press conference that he would not be rotating his side too much: "It's a very important game and we want to qualify [for the next round] with this game. If possible we'd like to win the group so I'm going to put out my strongest possible team."

That will almost certainly include Lewandowski, who ended a run of five league games without a goal with a brace on Matchday 9, and Robben, who returns to his former club in fine form, having notched a goal and two assists at the weekend.

The omens are good for a Bayern victory too, after PSV were on the receiving end of a 4-1 thrashing when the sides met at Allianz Arena two weeks ago, with goals from Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, Lewandowski and Robben earning the Reds the spoils.

Head to our blog for live build-up and match coverage of Bayern's trip to Eindhoven!