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Preview: VfL Bochum vs Bayern Munich - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Bundesliga match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

VfL Bochum Entertain the reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on sunday.

The hosts barely got to play the European heavyweights at their worst when they lost their first two matches of the season.

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In fact, it ended very comfortably in its first Bundesliga campaign since 2010. Thomas Raceside this time.

two fines Karim Onishiwo With a header, they lost 2-1 at home to Mainz 05 and took a two-goal lead in the final match at Hoffenheim.

Simon Zurer Two goals in four minutes sent the away fans into raptures and the striker Philip HoffmanArbitrary knockdown after 10 minutes to open the scoring before the meeting Kevin StogerA splendid inswing cross with a half volley.

But the goalie fumble Manuel Lehman approved Christoph Baumgartner After just 1 minute, it jumps in front of it from point-blank range. Ozankaback Completed a quick comeback with a bullet header within 23 minutes of starting.

After a turbulent first half, both sides seemed to settle for their share of the spoils in a quiet second half. Munas Dhabar He deftly flicked his header into the far corner to complete a stunning turnaround for the hosts, leaving Bochum as one of only two teams without points before their toughest test of all against Bayern on Sunday. I got

Sadio Mane in action for Bayern Munich on 14 August 2022© Reuters

Bayern, who have scored 13 goals in their first three games of the season, will be mum on a possible visit to Bochum this weekend.

Sadio Mane It took no time at all to adjust to his new surroundings and the former Liverpool forward has a stronger, tactically flexible advantage. Julian NagelsmannThe front line of the world’s top class.

Mane was blanked for the first time in his Bayern career in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg last weekend, the Senegalese man being disallowed two headers for offside.

Jamal Musiara When Thomas Muller It showcased the number of different goalscorers in this Bayern squad, but Muller trademarked by reacting the fastest and making a detour after Musiara shot brilliantly into the bottom corner from outside the area. Joshua Kimmichspeculative strike out of reach of park castle.

Bayern probably weren’t at their best, but could drop slightly at some point after beating RB Leipzig 5-3 in the German Supercup and beating Eintracht Frankfurt 6-1 on the first leg. There was always sex.

The most important thing for them is to win, as it is for any club, especially the big clubs expected to lift the trophy, and expect them to continue that sequence on Sunday.

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Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich on 14 August 2022© Reuters

After naming just seven of nine possible replacements last weekend, Bochum continue to be plagued by allegations of injury.

Danilo Soares Certainly ruled out with a hip injury, Jannes Horn (thigh), Jacek Goralski (eye), Gerrit Holtmann (knees), Christopher Antowi-Adjey, Costas Stafiridis When Patrick Osterhage (All muscles) All are expected to miss again.

With his team being considered underdogs in the ranks and able to get positive results, there seems to be no reason for Wraith to risk any of these players before more winnable matches ahead. Hoffenheim.

Similarly, Nagelsmann could pick the same starting XI in four consecutive games.

The only slight doubt surrounding it is Serge Gnabrywas forced to be substituted due to a hand injury. Leroy Thane Halftime of Bayern’s last win against Wolfsburg. However, this is seen as a precaution and the former Arsenal winger has performed so well in the early weeks of the campaign that he would not want to give up his place so easily.

Leon Goretzka Out of action for a long time due to a knee injury. Eric Choupo-Moting There are still questions about the groin strain that has sidelined him so far this season.

Candidates for VfL Bochum’s starting XI:
Lehman; Gamboa, Oldets, Heinz. Osei-Tutu, Losilla, Stoger and Janko.Asano; Zoller, Hoffmann

Candidates for Bayern Munich’s starting XI:
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davis. Savizer, Kimmich. Gnabry, Müller, Musiara.mane

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We say: VfL Bochum 0-4 Bayern Munich

Things could get worse on Sunday as Bochum’s main aim is likely to keep the scoreline as low as possible.

Bayern were clearly off the gas last time against Wolfsburg, so the hosts are hoping to do the same this weekend.

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