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.
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.
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.)