bundesliga.com rounds up pre-match essentials ahead of the champions' season finale at the Allianz Arena...
Having lost their last three consecutive Bundesliga matches, Bayern will be eager to end the campaign on a high note in front of their own fans, thereby kick-starting a weekend of title celebrations. The guests have little but pride to play for now that they're safe from relegation and unable qualify for Europe.
Long-term absentees David Alaba (r., fitness), Holger Badstuber (muscular), Arjen Robben (calf), Frank Ribery (knee) and Tom Starke (knee) will all miss this game, while back-up goalkeeper Pepe Reina is suspended following his sending off against Augsburg on Matchday 32.
The visitors are likewise missing several first-team regulars, with Elkin Soto (l., knee), Jonas Hofmann, Nicolas Castillo and Todor Nedelev (all fitness) all set to miss the trip south.
The only trophy still available to a Bayern player this season is the top scorer's cannon, meaning could be in sharp-shooter mode on Saturday afternoon. The Polish attacker has 16 league goals so far, leaving him needing three to equal Frankfurt striker Alex Meier's haul, and four to win it outright.
As recent results have shown, Bayern have not been at their swashbuckling best of late and are likely to give their guests a few chances. Japanese striker is normally best placed to finish them off, so Mainz's hopes will rest firmly on his shoulders.
Pep Guardiola, head coach: "We want to give ourselves and the fans something to cheer about again this season. If we can help Robert Lewandowski finish as top scorer then we’ll do so. Mainz’s Johannes Geis is a very good midfielder and we had difficulty controlling him when we played them in the first half of the season. We’ve won the title, so it’s a good excuse for a party.”
Martin Schmidt, head coach: "In Munich you have the sense that you're gladiators, but sometimes gladiators defy the odds and that's what we want to do. It'll be a huge challenge. The game against Bayern has hung over us like a cloud and we really wanted to secure or Bundesliga survival before this match."
The Bundesliga champions have not fared too well since sealing the Meisterschale on Matchday 30, losing all three of their subsequent league fixtures and also bowing out of the UEFA Champions League. Mainz, meanwhile, secured their top-flight status with a 2-0 win over Köln last weekend, their third victory in their last five outings.
Bayern have by far the better record in this fixture, having won 12 (including the last five) of the 17 matches to date, and posting a 2-1 away victory on Matchday 17. The 05ers have taken maximum points three times, and even won 2-1 at the Allianz Arena back in 2010.
Bayern: Neuer - Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Bernat - Schweinsteiger - Lahm, Thiago - Müller, Götze - Lewandowski
Mainz: Karius - Brosinski, Bell, Bungert, Park - Geis, Baumgartlinger - Jairo, Koo, De Blasis - Okazaki