With Borussia Dortmuind dropping points against Fortuna Dusseldorf Tuesday, Bayern Munich will be keen to extend their lead when they take on Freiburg in the Bundesliga.
Bayern can extend their lead at the top of the table to 11 points with victory over Freiburg, before the marquee clash with the German champions Dortmund at the weekend.
"I'm solely focused on Freiburg," Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes told reporters. "We're in good form and want to stay in the flow.
"It's not Dortmund we take on next. It's Freiburg. They're a great unit and play courageous attacking football. So it'll be a tough match. They're a great unit and play courageous attacking football.
"We're in good form and want to stay in the groove."
Heynckes reserved special praise for Freiburg manager Christian Streich, saying his strategy would be key to Freiburg in the game against Bayern.
"Their best man sits in the dugout," Heynckes added. "Streich's modest, an expert, and he has his team playing modern football."
Bayern will be boosted by the return of their elite forward Mario Gomez, who made a scoring return from a long-term ankle injury, which had kept him out all season, in their 5-0 win over Hannover.
Arjen Robben, Luiz Gustavo, Daniel van Buyten and Emre Can, however, are ruled out.
For Freiburg, Mensur Mejdza is suspended, while Matthias Ginter and Immanuel Hohn are sidelined.
"The standards I set are relatively high, and I'm not going to reduce them just because it's Bayern," Streich said. "We'll have to give it absolutely everything if we're to have a chance."
Expected lineups: Freiburg: Baumann; Sorg, Krmas, Diagne, Hedenstad; Schmid, Schuster, Makiadi, Caligiuri; Rosenthal, Kruse.
Bayern: Neuer; Lahm, Dante, Badstuber, Alaba; Javi Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic.
Prediction: 3-1 to Bayern
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