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      11.03.2016 13:30 - in: Other competitions S

      Bayern eye return to winning ways

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      Wednesday’s Champions League opponents Bayern Munich will look to return to form on Saturday afternoon against Werder Bremen having won just one of their last four in all competitions

      Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich host mid-table Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Saturday afternoon looking to reverse their worst run of form this season following draws with Borussia Dortmund (0-0) and Juventus (2-2) and defeat to Mainz 05 (1-2) in recent weeks.

      With Bianconeri fans looking on eagerly to see if the Bavarians may slip up once more ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 second-leg encounter in Munich, Pep Guardiola’s men still remain firm favourites to register a 21st league victory of the season in a fixture they have historically dominated.

      In fact, Juve’s European rivals have won all of their last ten Bundesliga meetings with Saturday’s visitors, the last five courtesy of a staggering 23 goals, since a 5-2 home defeat back in September 2008.

      Despite enduring a difficult campaign thus far, Viktor Skrypnyk’s visitors will head to Munich with a spring in their step after consecutive 4-1 victories over Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover lifted them up to 13th place, their highest position in the standings since September.

      As for team news, Guardiola is still without centre-backs Holger Badstuber and Jerome Boateng, both still sidelined with long-term injuries. Fellow defender Javi Martinez is working towards a return to full training but is not expected to be available in time for Saturday’s encounter.

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