Bayern Munich will look to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table with a win over Bavarian rivals Augsburg on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side are provisionally five points clear of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, and another victory would only move them ever closer to another league title. Pep Guardiola's side have only lost in the Bundesliga once this season, and their goalless draw with Bayer Leverkusen last weekend was only the third time they've dropped points.
Augsburg, in contrast, are struggling at the other end of the table. The Bavarians are winless in their last three matches, and have fallen within a point of Werder Bremen, who provisionally occupy the relegation playoff spot. They're fortunate that there are plenty of teams within touching distance in the table, but they'll have to arrest their slide if they're to avoid a nervy end to the campaign.
Key player: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has netted 19 goals in as many Bundesliga matches this season, and is second in the scoring charts by a single goal -- only Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit the back of the net more times so far. He's scored six in his last four in all competitions, and is in fine form. Despite Pep Guardiola's dislike of pure strikers, Lewandowski has excelled in the Catalan coach's system, and he could well prove to be the difference again.
Perhaps surprisingly, Bayern have found life difficult against Augsburg in the last couple of seasons. They won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in September, but have lost twice in their last four meetings with their Bavarian rivals. They head into this match as considerable favourites, but recent history should give Augsburg confidence of coming away with an unlikely result.
Augsburg injuries and suspensions
Out: Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (shin); Daniel Baier (ankle). In doubt: None.
Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions
Out: Jérôme Boateng (groin); Javi Martínez (knee); Xabi Alonso (suspended). In doubt: Sven Ulreich, Medhi Benatia (fitness). In doubt: None.
Augsburg will be without center back Callsen-Bracker and midfielder Baier, though otherwise should have a full-strength team available. Bayern Munich's list of absentees is rather longer: they're without at least three regular faces, and defender Benatia will likely miss out once again.
Match date/time: Sun., 11:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. local
Venue: WWK ARENA, Augsburg, Germany
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