DRN vs BAY Dream11 Prediction: Bayern Munich takes on FC Duren in the first round of the DFB Pokal as soon as the international break ends, on Thursday. The game was originally scheduled for the 11th of September but got postponed to accommodate Bayern Munich’s hectic end to the 2019/20 season that saw them lift the UEFA Champions League. The game was also scheduled to be played at Duren’s Westkampfbahn Stadion but will now be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Bayern enters this game with a formidable record so far, barring their embarrassing defeat against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. They are currently the DFB Pokal holders and will look to begin their title defence against Duren. Duren is a team from the fifth tier of German football and currently sit 9th in their league. While Bayern was beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League finals, Duren was facing Alemmania Aachen to decide which team featured in the DFB Pokal as Duren won 1-0. They are currently on a winning streak in their league, although that will account for very little when they face the mighty Bayern Munich. Giuseppe Brunetto’s side will absolutely relish the opportunity to travel to and face a side like Bayern in the Allianz Arena and will look to throw everything in their way as they have nothing to lose.
Fixture name & competition: FC Duren vs Bayern Munich, DFB Pokal
Date & Time: 16th October, 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich.
DRN – WWWWW
BAY – WWLWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The two sides meet for the first time in their histories.
Last meeting: N/A
Live Streaming: No official broadcast in India
Duren Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: FC Duren has no absentees to worry about.
Doubtful: There are still doubts whether captain, Philipp Simon, will return to full fitness before the match.
Expected changes: Duren is more or less expected to play their full strength side and remain unchanged from their 3 game winning streak.
DRN vs BAY Dream11 Playing11:
DRN Playing 11 (probable):
Kevin Jackmuth (GK)
Bayern Munich Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Tanguy Nianzou and Leroy Sane continue being unavailable through injury.
Doubtful: Hansi Flick has no doubtful players.
Expected changes: Bayern are expected to play a heavily rotated lineup owing to fixture congestion. Players like Jamal Musiala, Angelo Stiller, Marc Roca and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are all expected to start in DRN vs BAY Dream11 Team Prediction.
BAY Playing 11 (probable):
Alexander Nubel (GK)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
The odds are heavily in Bayern Munich’s favour with nobody giving Duren even a glimmer of hope and it is clear to see why. Even with a third-string squad, Bayern is far and away the better team and if the Bavarians don’t win this game, the magnitude of the upset will resonate all over the footballing world. Facing Bayern Munich is never an easy task and it doesn’t help Duren’s case that they are a fifth-tier team who will travel to the Allianz Arena. Hansi Flick and his men will be relaxed and they will look to use this game as a way to test some new tactics and playing styles. We may also see some new signings and academy players get minutes. Hansi Flick has the burden of playing three games in the space of 8 days, including a Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid, and players like Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich will be given complete rest. While draconian tasks have been achieved in football and we’ve been surprised by lower league sides before, this game is not set up for an upset.
Thomas Muller – Thomas Muller was excellent last season, chalking up 20+ assists as he won the treble with Bayern Munich for the second time in his career. He has picked right where he left off last season and already has a goal and three assists in 3 games this season. He will also be well-rested and ready to go as he did not feature for Germany in the international break.
Marc Brasnic – The 23-year-old will be Duren’s best chance of scoring against Bayern as the in-form forward has 4 goals in three appearances this season. He is a new signing for them and will look to impress with a big performance against one of the biggest clubs in the world at one of the best stadiums in world football.
Douglas Costa – Douglas Costa returned to Bayern Munich on a season-long loan on deadline day. He spent three seasons at Bayern, from 2015 to 2018, during which he scored 14 goals and provided 27 assists for the Bavarians. He then went to Juventus where he had an underwhelming time, with just 31 goal contributions in 102 appearances but will look to get back to his best in Germany and with Leroy Sane’s injury, he will have time to prove himself.
X-factors (differential picks)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting – Another deadline day signing, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joined Bayern Munich on a one-year contract from Paris Saint-Germain. He was signed to make a difference in exactly these types of games where Hansi Flick would want to give Robert Lewandowski a rest. Choupo-Moting will look to announce his arrival with a bang and hopefully will score a goal or two. He could make a difference in DRN vs BAY Dream11 Match Prediction.
Jamal Musiala – 17-year-old, Jamal Musiala, will be eagerly looking forward to becoming a first-team regular after making his full debut last season. He also became Bayern Munich’s youngest ever goalscorer when he found the net against Schalke on the first day of the season.
Alphonso Davies – The Canadian wunderkind had an excellent breakthrough season and is touted as one of the best left-backs in the world at the moment at the age of just 19. He has terrorized defences all season with his pace and dribbling abilities whilst also being solid at the back. He will look to carry on that fine form and link up with the likes of Thomas Muller and Jamal Musiala against Duren.