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Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
13 December 2019
Saturday 14 December
Allianz-Arena – Bundesliga
Bayern Munich are not yet back to their confident self after replacing Niko Kovac with Hans Flick but could inflict further trouble upon Werder Bremen. The away side are only two points above the relegation zone and would probably not ask for a visit to Munich this weekend.
Bayern are confident of getting another three points from the meeting between their old rivals, as they have won 20 consecutive games against Bremen. The last home game against Werder ended in a 1-0 win last season, when now long-term injured Niklas Sule scored the only goal in the game. Bremen gave Die Roten a run for their money during their last meeting in the DFB-Pokal, as Robert Lewandowski scored his second from the penalty spot to make it 3-2 after Yuya Osako and Milot Rashica had pulled the home side back into the game. But it only furthered the situation for Werder against the reigning champions.
Bayern will be boosted by having both Jerome Boateng and Corentin Tolisso back from their small niggles, as they are still waiting for Michael Cuisance, Fiete Arp, Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Sule who are all out with more serious problems. Thiago and Joshua Kimmich will have to be careful, as they are both one yellow card away from suspension.
It was revealed that Florian Kohfeldt would have to cope without Josh Sargent until New Year, as he suffers from a torn muscle. Omer Toprak is out with Tendonitis and they still have Kevin Mohwald, Fin Bartels and Niclas Fullkrug to long-term injuries.
Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen Preview and Predictions
Bayern are currently seventh in the League and are coming to this game with two consecutive defeats in the Bundesliga, but they shouldn’t fear a rather toothless away side this weekend. After losses against Bayer Leverkusen and league leaders Borussia Monchengladbach, the home side would have to get back on track against a team who they have got a very good record against. Bayern may be backed at 1.15 to win this weekend.
Die Roten haven’t lost three times in a row since they were beat 3-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League in May 2015 and may be backed at 8.50 to draw the game against Werder, who are 17.25 to win the game.
The away side are struggling to compete in the Bundesliga this season and are on 14 points after as many games, two above the drop. They are already in a battle to survive and a win over the reigning champions might get them in a good mood before the break.
But they will have to stop Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 16 times in 14 games for the home side this season. The problems for Bayern would not be to get the goals, but to tighten up at the back. It looked like the sacking of Niko Kovac would be the solution for the Bavarians, as the three games prior to the two latest setbacks saw them convincingly win to nil and score 14 goals in three games.
It may be another opportunity to prove that they are going to challenge for the title also this season, as the defeat to Gladbach left them with a gap of seven points up to the leaders. RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are the closest rivals to the leaders and could also present an issue for Die Roten in their fight for the Bundesliga crown this season.
Total amount of goals Under 3.5 at 2.25
The home side will mostly be focused on getting the three points and will probably make sure it’s as comfortable as possible also at the back, even if they want to convince their spectators. Werder Bremen will have to pull something very special out of the hat to get a win at the Allianz-Arena. Under 3.5 at 2.25 is a very good punt in any game.
Bayern to win to nil at 2.10
Werder Bremen left the pitch without scoring at home against Paderborn last weekend, and they might be leaving the pitch for the consecutive time without getting a look at goal. The odds might be against it, but Bayern will be revengeful and don’t normally go three consecutive games in a row.