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Bayern Munich face Mainz on Saturday looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Bayern have won four of their last five games and won both games against Mainz last season running out 3-1 winners away before beating them 3-0 at home.
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However Saturday’s visitors have a strong record against their more illustrious hosts winning 3 and drawing 1 of their last 8 meeting and Christian Heidel’s side famously won 2-1 at the Alliaz Arena in 2010 thanks to goals from Sami Allagui and Adam Szalai.
However Bayern have moved up a level in the intervening three years and given their status as the world’s top club they will be expected to win, and win comfortably.
Not that there will be will be any complacency from Pep Guardiola with the former Barcelona manager warning his Bayern players that they will only be successful if they buy into his footballing ideology, and he will drop any player that doesn’t.
The Spaniard has made a stunning start with life in Bayern guiding to the defending champions to the top of the league on the back winning 6 and drawing two of his 8 games so far.
However despite the impressive start Guardiola maintains that his side can improve their performances on the pitch, and warned anyone who does not accept his philosophy will be benched.
“I am convinced that we will get better when all the players are fit,” he told Bayern Magazine.
“But we will only fight for titles at the end of the season if every player in this excellent squad accepts my decisions. Otherwise we’ll have problems.
“I am a great friend of my players when they accept what I say. Whoever accepts my decisions I support, but whoever does not want to understand will often sit on the bench.
Guardiola’s start is all the more impressive when you consider that he has been without a number of his key players through injury, the most high profile being, Javi Martinez Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze.
Martinez is closing in on a return but this game has come too soon while Alcantara remains out. Gotze meanwhile is back in the first team picture.
Xherdan Shaqiri is the latest big name to succumb to injury with the Swiss star set to be out for up to 7 weeks with a hamstring tear and the player, forced to provide back up to Arjen Robben, has admitted his frustration at the timing of the injury “It’s really stupid timing, I had a great week, I was used from the start at Leverkusen and was in good shape for the World Cup qualifier,” said Shaqiri.
“It’s too bad it happened now, but I’ll be back.”
Mainz meanwhile are on a dreadful run of form losing four straight and drawing their last five games although they welcome back Bo Svensson back from injury with the Dane set to replace Stefan Bell.