bundesliga.com previews the game that could see the German record champions secure a seventh successive appearance in the knockout rounds of Europe's elite club competition with two games to spare...
Bayern will qualify as Group E winners if they can follow up their biggest ever away win in the Champions League last time out in Rome with three points at the Allianz Arena. Back-to-back defeats wouldn't spell the end for Roma, who currently sit second in the group with four points from three games.
(pictured) made all the difference from the bench in Saturday's 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund, and may be preferred to Mario Götze on the left-hand side of midfield. Dante could also come in alongside Jerome Boateng and ex-Roma defender Medhi Benatia at the back.
Rudi Garcia (pictured) looks set to name the same side beaten so comprehensively in the reverse fixture, with Marco Boriello and Maicon likely to remain on the sidelines alongside long-term absentees Kevin Strootman and Leandro Castan.
was unplayable at the Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 3 and was once again at his devilish best against Dortmund at the weekend, adding a match-winning penalty kick to his brace in the Italian capital. Ashley Cole, watch out.
Gervinho blotted Bayern's copybook with a second-half consolation strike in the reverse fixture, having forced a smart save out of Manuel Neuer and even struck the woodwork earlier in the game. The Ivorian's pace and trickery will be key if the visitors are to get anything out of the game.
Pep Guardiola, FC Bayern coach: "I know from experience that it's very difficult to win both games. Roma are experienced and have a very good team."
Medhi Benatia, FC Bayern defender: "Our 7-1 win in the last game will have angered Roma. We'll have to be focused."
The Bundesliga leaders' 7-1 win in Rome was their third on the bounce in Europe, while victory over Dortmund ensures the Bavarians are now unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions. Roma kept successive clean sheets after that famous seven-goal drubbing, but were beaten 2-0 by SSC Napoli at the weekend.
Last month's Roman rout represented Bayern's fourth win in five against the Giallorossi. Der Rekordmeister's home record against Serie A representatives reads W8 D5 L5, compared to Roma's W2 D0 L9 on German soil.
Bayern: Neuer - Benatia, J. Boateng, Dante - Lahm, Xabi Alonso, Alaba - Robben, T. Müller, M. Götze - Lewandowski
Roma: de Sanctis - Maicon, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas - de Rossi, Keita, Nainggolan - Iturbe, Totti, Gervinho