Bayern Munich v Augsburg, Sat 14:30
Having sacrificed just six points at home this season, Bayern Munich won’t be expecting to drop any points on Saturday when they welcome fellow Bavarians Augsburg to the Allianz Arena, as Paddy Power offer odds against on the away side to cause a Bundesliga upset.
Just three points off the pace set by Borussia Dortmund and with a superior goal difference, Bayern Munich know that just the slightest stumble by the league leaders will provide them with the chance they need to reclaim the Bundesliga title.
Jupp Heynckes’ side are enjoying a four-match winning streak and with a midweek fixture at the Westfalenstadion just over the horizon, the German giants could do with that tally increasing to five.
However, standing in the way of that lay Augsburg who, despite having just gained promotion from the nation’s second tier, have held their own amongst Germany’s elite this campaign.
Jos Luhukay’s men have lost just once in their last ten outings and after earning results against Borussia Dortmund, Hannover 96 and Werder Bremen in recent weeks, spirits will be high before making the short trip to Munich.
However, while confidence is all well and good, the majority of Augsburg’s good fortune has come at home and having won just a single away fixture this season, the omens wouldn’t seem promising for Die Fuggerstädter.
Bayern have been imperious at home this season, scoring an average of 3.21 goals per game but conceding an even more impressive average of just 0.36 goals.
The club also booked their spot in the Champions League semi-finals during the week after fending off the challenge from Marseille and are already set to clash once more with Die Borussen in the final of the DFB Pokal meaning the treble is on the cards.
Things may not have seemed as harmonious as they would have liked earlier in the season but Der FCB certainly seem to be peaking at the right time and will surely escort Augsburg from the Allianz in a comfortable fashion.
However, Heynckes may play a weakened side in preparation for Tuesday’s game at Borussia Dortmund, providing this weekend’s visitors with the smallest glimmer of hope.