- Ribery absent, but Robben to start for Bayern
- Douglas Costa recovery continues apace.
- Gladbach consider changes after Celtic win.
Official Fantasy Bundesliga Managers take note: bundesliga.com is on hand to provide likely line-ups as well as injury and suspension news ahead of Matchday 8.
FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti may look to rotate following his team's midweek UEFA Champions League win against PSV Eindhoven and, aside from the injured Franck Ribery, the Italian tactician will have a fully fit squad to choose from. Ancelotti confirmed on Friday that Arjen Robben will start the match, while Douglas Costa may be in line for more game time having recently recovered from a long standing adductor problem.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are expected to feature changes following their own midweek UEFA Champions League win away to Celtic FC. USMNT international Fabian Johnson is back in contention having recovered from a virus, while Raffael and Thorgan Hazard are to undergo late fitness tests.
Bayern possible line-up: Neuer - Lahm, Javi Martinez, Hummels, Bernat - Vidal - Kimmich, Thiago - Robben, Douglas Costa - Lewandowski
Absentees: Absentees: Ribery (hamstring)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Gladbach possible line-up: Sommer - Korb, Vestergaard, Elvedi, Wendt - Strobl, Kramer - Traore, Stindl, Hofmann - Hahn
Absentees: Alvaro Dominguez (recovery training), A. Christensen (gluteal muscle), Doucoure (recovery training), Schulz (hip), Drmic (cartilage damage)
Coach: Andre Schubert
Bayern host Gladbach at the Allianz Arena with the game kicking off at 18:30CEST/16:30GMT on 22 October.