Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Bundesliga looking to extend their unbeaten run in all matches to twenty while their guests are hoping the Bavarians suffer a Champions League hangover.With a 15-point lead, Bayern are jogging away with this season’s title & 11th-placed Bremen last tasted victory at Munich’s Allianz Arena back in September 2008.Fresh from their impressive 3-1 Champions League win at Arsenal on Tuesday in the last 16, first-leg tie, Munich are on a roll & Werder midfielder Mehmet Ekici, who grew up in Munich, says they hope to catch Bayern chilled.”We require to play at their level, play aggressively & give our all,” said the Turkey international.
Werder will must work hard to breach Bayern’s defence, which has leaked seven goals in the league all season, while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has had to save shot in the last 281 minutes of league action. factor in Bremen’s favour is Bayern’s Spanish Cup quarterfinal next Wednesday at home to holders Borussia Dortmund.”If they pull back & let Bayern do their thing, then it will be hard. But if they are alert from the first second on & keep focused, then they could also take points from Munich.”Both right-wing Thomas Mueller & striker Mario Mandzukic, who has scored seven goals in the last games including the third at Arsenal, are being rested & are expected to start on the bench.That means on Saturday Dutch star Arjen Robben will play on the right wing with Mario Gomez likely to start as striker.Bayern have not lost any of their last ten competitive matches against Bremen with seven wins & draws.Bremen striker Nils Petersen, on loan from Bayern will be looking to show the Bavarians what they are missing having scored 11 goals in 22 games so far this season.
Bayern München vs Werder Bremen
Bundesliga Football League
Date: 23 February 2013 | 23-02-2013
Venue:Weserstadion — Bremen
Referee: M. Weiner
Bayern München and Werder Bremen expected players teams squads probables list here.
Bayern München Team Probables List:
Neuer Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber Martinez, Schweinsteiger Robben, Muller, Ribery Mandzukic
Werder Bremen Team Probables List:
Mielitz Gebre Selassie, Prodl, Sokratis, Fritz Junuzovic, Hunt Arnautovic, De Bruyne, Elia Petersen