Bavarian derby takes centre stage

Munich - FC Augsburg are the only Bundesliga team to have inflicted more than one defeat on Pep Guardiola during the Spanish coach's tenure at FC Bayern München, and Markus Weinzierl's men have cause for optimism as they travel to the Allianz Arena to meet their Bavaria neighbours on Saturday (kick-off.

Unlike Bayern, Augsburg have made a slow start to the season, but their unbeaten run of three away games started with Raul Bobadilla's match-winner in Munich on Matchday 32 of last season. The hosts will be supremely confident, however, particularly with Thomas Müller in prolific form in front of goal, finding the net five times in the league already.



Top facts

    Augsburg are the only Bundesliga club to whom Pep Guardiola has lost more than once (two defeats).FC Bayern have been crowned Bundesliga champions in ten of the 13 seasons in which they have won their opening three games (77 percent).Thomas Müller is only the third player to have five goals after three matchdays - Gerd Müller and Roy Makaay were the others.Augsburg have lost their last three Bundesliga home games, but are unbeaten in their most recent trio of away matches (two wins, one draw).FC Bayern and Augsburg are the teams with the lowest average distance covered this season (108.5 km per game).Arturo Vidal is the most fouled player in the league but is yet to pick up a yellow card himself.

Team news

FC Bayern

Possible line-up: Neuer - Boateng, Alonso, Alaba - Lahm, Vidal, Götze, Thiago - T. Müller, Lewandowski, Douglas Costa

Absentees: Badstuber (light training), Benatia (light training), Javi Martinez (light training), Kirchhoff (light training), Ribery (ankle), Robben (groin),


Possible line-up: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Stafylidis - Baier - Bobadilla, Koo, Halil Altintop, T. Werner - Caiuby

Absentees: Opare (muscle), Moravek (light training), Parker (cruciate ligament), Schuster (abdominal)