Yet to be beaten in the current season, Bayern are eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table ahead of Matchday 15. and will be looking to end Gladbach's nine game unbeaten streak under head coach Andre Schubert.
'We need to keep concentrating'
Müller, though, has bigger fish to fry. “For me personally, the title of autumn champions isn't important in the slightest,” the Bayern forward told kicker this week, “the most important thing is that we are top of the table in May”.
With 20 goals in all competitions in 2014/15, Müller is in the form of his life. He has found the net 13 times in the Bundesliga this season already, equalling a personal record before most people have put up their Christmas trees. The popular forward is staying characteristically cool, however.
“We need to keep concentrating until the winter break, and try and pick up all the points we can find lying around,” he remarked.
“Eight points is not an unassailable lead, but they do give us some breathing space. Even if we do have a few weeks where we don't play so well, we will be happy to have the lead to fall back on. It's a comfortable position, but we can't afford to stop now.”
'Always a difficult opponent'
Taking their foot off the pedal would be particularly fatal with Gladbach, in sensational form since Schubert took the reins in September, lying in wait on Matchday 15. The 44-year-old's side will be determined to maintain their unbeaten run in the league, and become only the second team to take points off Bayern this season.
Müller himself knows that it Gladbach will be one of Bayern's toughest challenges so far this term. “Gladbach are always a difficult opponent to play against,” he told fcbayern.de. “We have never had it easy against them.”
As ever, though, Bayern's local hero is determined to take all three points and enter the Christmas period unscathed. Once that is done, it will be full steam ahead for a record fourth consecutive Bundesliga title in May.