Top of the table Bayern Munich travel to relegation fighting Hamburger SV on Saturday.
The pressure on Hamburg head coach Bruno Labbadia is growing by the game and the run of fixtures for the underfire boss aren’t too kind. Following Bayern, they then have to away fixtures against Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.
The last time Hamburg played at home, they were easily beaten 0-4 by Red Bull Leipzig. Their misery continued in midweek when they were beaten 1-0 away to Freiburg.
Bayern Munich continued their Bundesliga dominance in midweek as they beat nearest challengers Hertha Berlin, ending their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga, 3-0.
Carlo Ancelotti is set to rotate the side that beat Hertha Berlin 3-0 in midweek, there will be no rotation in the goalkeeping, defensive or in the striker position so Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, and Robert Lewandowski will continue in their positions.
Arjen Robben will feature in the game but will not start as the Dutchman is continuing his road to recovery following his thigh injury which saw him miss the opening games of the season. Defender Jerome Boateng will remain on the bench as he too continues to recover from an injury which he suffered at the European Championships, despite starting in the 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin.
Dennis Diekmeier is the only confirmed absence for the hosts and Filip Kostic is a doubt for the visit from the Bavarians.