Bayern are unbeaten in 27 competitive meetings with Bremen (W24, D3, aggregate scoreline: 84-17). They’ve won all of the last 22 games against Werder – the longest ongoing winning run in a single fixture in German professional football since the Bundesliga was founded in 1963. Werder’s last win against FCB came in Munich in September 2008 (5-2). 

Bremen have made two changes to their side that drew against Koln in their last outing. Augstinsson comes back into the side at left-back to replace Moisander, while Mohwald shifts into the middle of the park as Mbom drops to the bench. Sargent continues to lead the line supported by Bittencourt and Rashica.

Bayern have made four changes to their side from their win over Dortmund last time out. Musiala is handed his full Bundesliga debut, starting in a four-man attacking midfield alongside Muller, Coman and Costa. The Brazilian also comes into the fold along with Pavard and Martinez. Sane and Gnabry drop to the bench, while Joshua Kimmich is out with a knee injury.

BREMEN SUBS: Stefanos Kapino, Yuya Osako, Davie Selke, Felix Agu, Niklas Moisander, Tahith Chong, Julian Rieckmann, Jean-Manuel Mbom, Nick Woltemade.

BREMEN (4-3-2-1): Jiri Pavlenka; Theodor Gebre Selassie, Omer Toprak, Marco Friedl, Ludwig Augustinsson; Maximilian Eggestein, Christian Gross, Kevin Mohwald; Leonardo Bittencourt, Milot Rashica; Josh Sargent.

BAYERN SUBS: Alexander Nubel, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Eric Choupo-Moting, Joshua Zirkzee, Leon Goretzka, Marc Roca, Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards.

BAYERN (4-1-4-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Lucas Hernandez; Javi Martinez; Douglas Costa, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala, Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski.

Bremen are unbeaten since the opening week of the campaign in the Bundesliga, although only two of those results have been victories. Florian Kohfeldt’s side have drawn their last four matches, including their 1-1 draw against Koln last time out. A flawless performance is required from Die Grun-Weissen this afternoon to overcome the league leaders.

Bayern were in formidable form before the international break, winning their last 10 matches on the bounce in all competitions. Hansi Flick’s men produced a fine performance to defeat Borussia Dortmund on the road to claim top spot in the Bundesliga. Since being stunned by Hoffenheim in week two of the game, Bayern have been at their imperious best and will be lining up another triumph this afternoon.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Bundesliga clash between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena.

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