Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich predictions for Friday’s Bundesliga opener. After the disappointing defeat in the German Super Cup would the Bavarians bounce back in their Bundesliga’s season debut? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
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Werder Bremen vs Bayern Munich Predictions
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Bayern’s Redemption Road Begins at Bremen’s Doorstep
– Werder Bremen’s tally against Bayern Munich has racked up a staggering 60 losses.
– Niclas Fullkrug and Jamal Musiala were among the top contributors in goal involvements last season with 21 and 22 respectively.
As the Bundesliga gears up for its latest instalment, Friday’s face-off sees Werder Bremen open their doors to the formidable Bayern Munich, who commence their journey towards a possible twelfth consecutive league title. The recent humbling experience against RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup has left a bruise on Bayern’s pride, setting the stage for an emphatic return to winning ways, especially at Weserstadion – a ground they’ve dominated in their past 14 visits.
A Streak to Maintain
Post their exhibition of strength in a pre-season that spanned continents and witnessed the giants bag a whopping 27-0 win, Thomas Tuchel’s team is hungry for redemption.
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Their latest recruit, the prolific Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, is touted to play a significant role in their title defence. Statistics lean heavily in Bayern’s favour; their unbeaten run against Bremen extends to 31 matches, and they’ve found the net nearly a hundred times in those face-offs.
The Hosts’ Struggles
However, it’s not all sunshine and roses for the home side. Werder Bremen’s track record in recent times, particularly their home performance, has been lacklustre at best. Their disappointing finish last season, at 13th spot, just a whisker away from the relegation zone, has added to the weight of this encounter. With only a single victory in their last dozen Bundesliga matches and a demoralising defeat in the DFB-Pokal, the home side’s morale needs a boost. Their hopes lie with Niclas Fullkrug, last season’s joint-top scorer.
Key Players in Focus
As Kane looks to fortify his position in Bayern’s roster, another notable partnership is on the horizon. Jamal Musiala, the hero from the previous season’s final day, is gearing up to combine forces with Kane. Bayern’s recent recruitments also include Kim min-Jae and Raphael Guerreiro, although Guerreiro’s debut might be postponed due to injury concerns. Meanwhile, Werder Bremen’s new acquisitions feature Naby Keita and Dawid Kownacki.
1. Market Prediction: Both Teams to Score
When it comes to league openers, excitement and unpredictability are often on the menu. Delving into the provided statistics, Werder Bremen’s defensive vulnerabilities, especially at home, are evident. They garnered the lowest home points tally last season and finished near the bottom end of the league table. Combine this with Bayern Munich’s attacking prowess, which saw them notch up 92 goals last campaign, and it’s clear the Bavarians will likely find the back of the net.
However, it’s worth noting that Werder Bremen is no slouch in the attacking department, either. They have in their ranks Niclas Füllkrug, who finished as the Bundesliga’s joint-top scorer last season. The German striker’s form suggests that he’s more than capable of breaching Bayern’s defence, especially considering the absence of first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Hence, while Bayern might be the favourites on paper, Werder Bremen’s potential to score cannot be ignored. Therefore, a wager on both teams to score seems to be a logical bet, given the attacking strengths of both sides and the defensive vulnerabilities they’ve displayed.
2. Correct Score Prediction: 3-1 to Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich, under the stewardship of Thomas Tuchel, have showcased immense attacking strength. They averaged a stellar 2.7 goals per game last season. On the other hand, Werder Bremen conceded an average of 1.9 goals per game.
Bayern’s recent history against Bremen is also telling. The Bavarian giants have remained unbeaten against Bremen in their last 31 encounters, with a significant number of those matches seeing multiple goals. Taking into account Bayern’s attacking trio of Musiala, Gnabry, and the new addition Harry Kane, it’s reasonable to predict that Bayern might net three. However, considering Bremen’s attacking capabilities, especially with Füllkrug in form, they might just grab a consolation goal. Therefore, a 3-1 scoreline in favour of Bayern Munich seems a plausible prediction for this fixture.
3. Goalscorer Prediction: Harry Kane
The footballing world watched with bated breath as Harry Kane made his switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich. Having netted an astounding 213 goals in 320 Premier League appearances, Kane’s goal-scoring credentials are beyond reproach. Even though he debuted as a substitute in the DFL-Supercup, he’s slated to start against Werder Bremen, a side against which Bayern have a strong track record.
Given Kane’s proclivity for finding the back of the net and the fact that he’ll be keen to open his Bundesliga account, it seems likely he will score in this fixture. The English captain’s sharpness in front of goal, combined with the service he’s likely to receive from Bayern’s midfield maestros, makes him a prime candidate to get on the scoresheet.
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