Hannover 96 vs. Bayern Munich: Preview and TV schedule

Alexandra Beier

Fresh from a comfortable Champions League victory over Arsenal, Bayern Munich shouldn't have a problem against Hannover.

This weekend in the Bundesliga it is Hannover 96's turn to face the Bayern Munich music, with Tayfun Korkut's mid-table outfit not expected to pose Pep Guardiola's match-winning machine any problems. The Bavarians dispatched Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates in midweek, and Hannover should prove to be even less of a strenuous task than that.

Hannover may have only lost once in front of their own fans so far this season, but Bayern haven't lost at all. They've now romped to a 16 point lead at the top of the Bundesliga, having only dropped points twice in 21 matches. With inconsistent Hannover down in 11th place, this should be quite a one-sided encounter. Even when the Bavarians aren't at their best, winning still isn't a problem.

The hosts aren't helped by a string of injury problems, with Felipe, Christian Pander, Steve Cherundolo and Didier Ya Konan unavailable. Bayern are still without injured trio Franck Ribéry, Holger Badstuber and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Hannover 96 injuries and suspensions

Out: Felipe (unspecified), Christian Pander (knee), Steve Cherundolo (knee), Didier Ya Konan (match fitness). In doubt: None.

Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions

Out: Franck Ribéry (buttocks), Holger Badstuber (knee), Xherdan Shaqiri (thigh). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Hannover 96: Ron-Robert Zieler; Sébastien Pocognoli, Christian Schulz, Marcelo, František Rajtoral; Leonardo Bittencourt, Manuel Schmiedebach, Lars Stindl, Szabolcs Huszti; Mame Biram Diouf, Artjoms Rudņevs.

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante Bonfim, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha; Philipp Lahm, Thiago Alcântara; Mario Götze, Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben; Mario Mandžukić.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. local, 11:30 a.m. ET

Venue: HDI-Arena, Hanover, Germany

TV: GolTV (U.S. and Canada), ESPN UK / HD (U.K.)

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