Bayern Munich are set to host Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena on Friday in their opening Bundesliga fixture of the season.
This is the first match of the league season for both clubs. Bayern Munich completed the treble last season and will come into the new campaign as the favourites to win the Bundesliga once more.
Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Head-to-Head
In 36 previous encounters between the two sides, Bayern Munich hold the clear advantage. They have won 27 games, lost three and drawn six.
Their most recent league match was in January, with Bayern Munich thrashing Schalke 04 5-0. Goals from Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka, Thiago Alcantara and Serge Gnabry sealed an easy win for the German giants.
Drum roll please… 🥁
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) September 16, 2020
Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Team News
Bayern Munich have a few injury concerns in defence. New signing Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi is out with an injury, while there remain doubts over the availability of versatile defender David Alaba and veteran centre-back Jerome Boateng.
Injured: Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi
Doubtful: David Alaba, Jerome Boateng
Meanwhile, Schalke 04 could be without Serbia international and former Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic as well as Senegalese defender Salif Sane.
Doubtful: Matija Nastasic, Salif Sane
Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04 Prediction