Augsburg - There'll be none of the usual David vs. Goliath analogies when FC Augsburg welcome Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München to the SGL Arena on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 14:30 GMT/ 15:30 CET). previews the latest instalment of a Bavarian derby between two of the current campaign's standout performers...

Augsburg insist beating the drop remains the priority, even if they currently occupy one of the automatic qualifying berths for the UEFA Champions League and trail runaway leaders Bayern by 'just' 12 points in third. Depending on results elsewhere, however, defeat at the weekend could see them fall as low as seventh.

Markus Weinzierl tends not to make changes unless absolutely necessary, but he may find it hard to overlook (r.) after the former 1. FC Nürnberg forward stepped off the bench to score the winner at 1. FC Köln last weekend. Alex Manninger, meanwhile, will continue in goal in the absence of Marwin Hitz.

(l.) can expect to go straight back into the starting line-up after being rested for Wednesday's 3-0 win over PFC CSKA Moskva in the UEFA Champions League. Bastian Schweinsteiger made his first start of the campaign that night, but Messrs Lahm, Alaba, Martinez, Pizarro and Thiago are all out for the foreseeable.

Already many a football hipsters' pick for signing of the season, left-back Abdul Rahman Baba (r.) faces the sternest test yet of his big-game credentials up against Bayern's Arjen Robben. The Ghanaian international loves to bomb forward, but may have to put the bread and butter art of defending before anything else on Matchday 15.

Robben, of course, has built a career on terrorising wing-backs young and old. The 30-year-old Dutchman was the best player on the pitch against CSKA, living up to the universally held belief that he is indeed in the form of his life. He should be feeling pretty fresh, too, after being rested for the first half in midweek.

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg head coach): Bayern are the overwhelming favourites, but we'll give it everything to spring a surprise.

Robben: They’ll be tougher than playing CSKA because they're on a good run and they have a good team.

Augsburg have won five from six league matches on their own patch in 2014/15 and are currently enjoying a club record . Bayern, meanwhile, have gone one better after winning their last , keeping clean sheets in four of them, thereby extending their unbeaten Bundesliga run to 18 matches.

Curiously enough, it was Augsburg striker Sascha Mölders' first-half strike that brought an end to the record German champions' last unbeaten league run (53 matches - a Bundesliga record) back in April. Prior to that headline-grabber, Bayern had won all seven of their foregoing league and cup meetings with die Fuggerstädter.

Possible line-ups:

Augsburg: Manninger - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Baba - Baier - Bobadilla, Kohr, Halil Altintop, To. Werner - Djurdjic

FC Bayern: Neuer - Rafinha, Benatia, J. Boateng, Juan Bernat - Xabi Alonso - Robben, T. Müller, M. Götze, Ribery - Lewandowski
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