Bayern is definitely eager to continue the season with positive momentum, as they are firmly holding the leading spot in Bundesliga rankings, leaving Dortmund with nine points in deficit.
They hammered Wolfsburg last time out at home with a convincing 4:0 result, extending their positive run to seven matches now in all competitions, and surely expecting nothing less in their first appearance in the new year.
Goalkeeper Neuer (17/0), defenders Richards (6/0), Hernandez (14/0), Nianzou (9/0), Upamecano (15/1), midfielder Tolisso (7/0), and forwards Coman (10/4), and Sane (17/5) were already positive. Midfielder Sarr (4/0) and forward Choupo-Moting (9/3) are out on international duty. Central-back Sule (15/0) and right-back Stanisic (8/0) are doubtful.
Gladbach, on the contrary, had some difficulties before this break, as they failed to record a positive result in their last five fixtures, ending up their last one with a 1:1 draw away to Hoffenheim.
The final result was maybe a bit unlucky, as they conceded an equalizer just before the match ended, and were denied a victory. Although unlucky, has to be said that it was Hoffenheim who had much more of the ball possession and chances created.
Gladbach occupies the 14th spot in the standings, only two points ahead of playout-placed Stuttgart.
The guests should miss injured midfielder Hofmann (14/7), while defender Bensebaini (11/2) went to AFCON. Defender Scally (17/1), midfielder Zakaria (15/2) and forward Bennetts (4/0) were tested positive.
Bayern Munich vs Gladbach H2H
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Unstoppable and unpredictable circumstances
The Bavarians are expectedly, walking through almost every fixture this season in Bundesliga, and honestly, I don’t think that this one should be any different. Their victory should not be questionable here (even with current news their starting XI is probably still the best in Bundesliga), while goals also are looking quite realistic, as the hosts are more than capable to score, while the guests definitely see their chance under current circumstances if the game goes ahead at all.