Neighbouring FC Augsburg provide the next test for title-chasing FC Bayern München when the two clubs meet on Sunday evening at the WWK Arena (kick-off: 18:30CET/17:30GMT).

The Bavarians, ravaged by injuries to the likes of Jerome Boateng, Medhi Benatia, Javier Martinez and now Holger Badstuber, were held to a goalless draw at Bayer 04 Leverkusen last time out, but nevertheless maintained their lead at the top thanks to Borussia Dortmund's draw at Hertha Berlin.

Read: Badstuber's latest injury setback

Watch: Leverkusen 0-0 Bayern highlights

Augsburg suffered a frustrating 2-1 home loss to another Bavarian side in FC Ingolstadt 04 on Matchday 20, but will take encouragement from having beaten Bayern twice under Pep Guardiola in recent years.

Watch: Ingolstadt 2-1 Augsburg highlights

History

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Matchday 4 rewind: Bayern 2-1 Augsburg

Goals: 0-1 Esswein (43'), 1-1 Lewandowski (77'), 2-1 Müller (pen. 90')

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FC Bayern came from behind to maintain their perfect start to the season as two late goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller gave them a 2-1 win over local rivals Augsburg.

Watch: match highlights

Matchday 21 - match facts

  • After seven matches unbeaten, Augsburg suffered their first defeat in three months against Ingolstadt.
  • Bayern maintained their eight-point lead over second place with last weekend’s draw at Leverkusen. Never before has a club squandered such a handsome lead in pursuit of the league title.
  • Augsburg season ticket-holders are in for a treat in the coming weeks. Their next five home games are FC Bayern, Liverpool FC, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Leverkusen and Dortmund.
  • Markus Weinzierl is the only coach to have beaten Pep Guardiola’s Bayern twice in the league.
  • Bayern (111.1 km) and Augsburg (111.2) are two of the teams with the lowest distance covered by each player on average this season.
  • Augsburg’s strikers have not scored a single league goal on home soil this season.
  • Joshua Kimmich could again play at centre back, as he did at Leverkusen. In his 12 appearances, Bayern have not conceded a goal while he has been on the pitch.
  • Augsburg have committed the most fouls of any team in the league (320), while Bayern have committed the fewest (220).
  • The Fuggerstädter have conceded the most shots on goal this term (327); Bayern the least (133).

Possible line-ups

Augsburg: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Stafylidis - Kohr - Koo - Esswein, Moravek, Caiuby - Bobadilla

Absentees: Callsen-Bracker (shin), Baier (ankle)

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Bernat - Vidal - Robben, Müller, Thiago, Douglas Costa - Lewandowski

Absentees: Boateng (groin), Martinez (knee), Alonso (suspended), Ulreich, Benatia (both light training), Badstuber (ankle)