Top hosts bottom in the eighth round of German Bundesliga games and there are many reasons one is expecting Bayern Munchen to batter Bremen and cover a two-goal handicap.
Bwin is offering odds of 83/1001.83-1200.83-1.200.83 that Bayern Munchen beats Bremen by more than two goals and pretty much every key indicator points to the German Bundesliga title holder registering another big victory over its opponent.
Bayern has taken a little while to hit its straps this season but it is a perfect five from five in home matches across all competitions, winning each of its last four home games without conceding a goal, including two 4-0 victories.
Bremen is 18th on the German Bundesliga ladder after making an appalling start this term. Bremen is one of two German Bundesliga teams yet to post a win – Freiburg is the other side without a win – and its defensive statistics are the worst in the division. Bremen has conceded 16 goals in its seven German Bundesliga matches and it leaked lots of goals during its extensive pre-season program as well. Barring a miracle, Bayern Munchen is going to score and score often.
Bayern Munchen has had Bremen’s number for many years. Not since September 2008 has Bayern Munchen lost to Bremen – 13 subsequent meetings have resulted in 10 wins for Bayern and three draws – and last term’s German Bundesliga clashes were embarrassingly one-sided. Bayern humiliated Bremen 7-0 on the road and followed up with a 5-2 victory in Munich.
Bremen is not set up to deal with Bayern Munchen and each of the last three German Bundesliga games between the teams at the Allianz Arena has resulted in a Bayern win by at least three goals. One is very happy to make Bayern Munchen minus two goals the best bet on the German Bundesliga coupon.
Both sides to score is always a runner in any match that features Wolfsburg and one is keen to back both the Wolves and Freiburg to find the back of the net in their German Bundesliga game at odds of 7/101.70-1430.70-1.430.70 with Ladbrokes.
Wolfsburg scored in 30 consecutive German Bundesliga matches spanning two seasons before it fired blanks versus Hertha in Berlin last month and both teams scored in 27 of those very entertaining games. Wolfsburg has regaining the knack of scoring in its two subsequent German Bundesliga matches.
As mentioned above, Freiburg is one of two German Bundesliga sides yet to register a win this term but it has scored seven goals in its five draws and two losses. Usually one can rely upon Wolfsburg to score and concede on the road, which makes one surprised to see odds of 7/101.70-1430.70-1.430.70 on offer.
Finally, Schalke has dominated Hertha in a similar fashion to Bayern has bossed Bremen so followers of head-to-head form will be all over the Royal Blues at odds of 4/51.80-1250.80-1.250.80 with Bet365,Betfair Sportsbook and BetVictor for three points.
Schalke beat Hertha 2-0 at home and 2-0 on the road during last season’s German Bundesliga, with the Royal Blues boasting a six-match winning streak in the fixture.
Not everything has gone according to plan for Schalke this term but it is undefeated at home and its most recent German Bundesliga game at its atmospheric stadium resulted in a 2-1 derby defeat of Dortmund. Hertha has accrued just one point from its three German Bundesliga away matches and its only clean sheet in the first seven rounds of the competition was when Wolfsburg had a rare off night in Berlin last month.
Bayern Munich -2 to beat Werder Bremen
18th October 14:30 GMT
Where to Bet: Bwin
Wolfsburg v Freiburg BTTS
18th October 14:30 GMT
Where to Bet: Ladbrokes
Eric has been a sports journalist for over 20 years and has travelled the world covering top sporting events for a number of publications. He also has a passion for betting and uses his in-depth knowledge of the sports world to pinpoint outstanding odds and value betting opportunities.
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