Bayern Munich vs Arminia Bielefeld: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

The Bundesliga title race is heating up heading into December as Bayern Munich welcome Arminia Bielefeld to the Allianz Arena.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side sit just one point above Borussia Dortmund at the summit of the table after last weekend’s 2-1 away defeat to Augsburg.


Bayern have been rocked by the COVID-19 enforced absences of several unvaccinated players in recent games, including stars such as Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game…

When is kick off? Saturday 27 November, 17:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Allianz Arena
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, Bundesliga YouTube channel
Referee? TBC

Joshua Kimmich

Kimmich has been criticised in Germany for his anti-vaccination stance / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Joshua Kimmich has tested positive for COVID-19 after missing Bayern’s previous two outings due to quarantine.

Among the other players forced into self-isolation were Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala and Michael Cuisance. Elsewhere, Marcel Sabitzer will miss out with a calf injury.

You can read a predicted lineup for Bayern Munich here.

Florian Kruger

Kruger in action for Germany U21’s / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Arminia boss Frank Kramer has a full complement of players, with the exception of Florian Kruger, who is set to miss out through illness.

Fabian Klos is the danger man for the away side in attack, with three goals to his name this season.

Arminia Bielefeld (4-2-3-1): Ortega; Brunner, Pieper, Nilsson, Laursen; Prietl, Vasiliadis; Wimmer, Schopf, Okugawa; Klos


Bayern celebrate after coming from behind to snatch a point last season / ADAM PRETTY/GettyImages

Bayern found themselves 2-0 down at half-time the last time these two sides met, with second-half goals from Robert Lewandowski, Corentin Tolisso and Alphonso Davies salvaging a point at the Allianz Arena and sparing Bayern’s blushes.

The Bavarians ran out 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture last term, with the previous encounter between these sides before last season coming all the way back in 2009.

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern will fancy their chances / Lukas Schulze/GettyImages

Nagelsmann will be keen to right the wrongs from last weekend’s defeat at Augsburg, and there could certainly be more difficult fixtures to respond than a home clash against a side with just one win all season.

Lewandowski is in electric form in attack, while it could be an evening for the likes of Kingsley Coman and Tolisso to cement their place as regular starters. Don’t expect Bayern to trip up this weekend.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-0 Arminia Bielefeld

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Author: XenBet