Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich entertain Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening.
Bayern are off to a great start in the Bundesliga with six wins and just one defeat from their seven games. They are on a five-match winning streak and are coming into this game after an entertaining 3-2 victory in the Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund. They lead the Bundesliga with 18 points, two points above their closest rivals Leipzig.
After narrowly surviving relegation last season, Werder Bremen will be encouraged by the seven-point gap currently between them and the relegation zone. After a positive start to the campaign, Bremen have failed to win in their last four competitive matches drawing all four matches by the scoreline of 1-1.
Werder Bremen, unfortunately, does not have a great record against Bayern Munich, especially in recent years. Bayern Munich boasts an overwhelming record in this fixture, having won 34 out of 52 matches, and losing just nine.
In this exact fixture last season, Bayern hammered Werder by a scoreline of 6-1 courtesy of a hat- trick by P Coutinho and a brace by R Lewandowski.
This will be the 109th Bundesliga meeting between Bayern and Werder Bremen, surpassing the Nordderby between Werder and Hamburger SV (108) as the most-played Bundesliga fixture.
Bayern are unbeaten in 27 competitive meetings with Bremen (W24, D3, scoreline: 84-17). They’ve won all of the last 22 games against Werder. Werder’s last win against Bayern came in Munich in Sep 2008 (5-2).
Bayern Munich have won 33 of their last 34 games across all competitions (only losing 4-1 at Hoffenheim in game week 2). They’ve won all of their 10 matches since then.
Bayern’s R Lewandowski has scored 19 goals in his last 16 competitive games against Werder, most recently scoring the winner in Bremen in Jun 2020 (1-0). He has scored 11 goals in six games.
Werder are unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga games (W2, D4), something they last managed at the start of the second half of the 2018/19 season (12 games back then). Their only loss came in the opening week at home to Hertha Berlin (4-1).
Werder Bremen’s last four games have ended in a 1-1 draw. Only one other Bundesliga side has ever recorded the same result in five consecutive games: Bayer Leverkusen in 1980/81 (five 1-1 draws in a row).
- Match: Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen
- Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich
- Date & Time: Nov. 21, 2020, at 8 PM IST
- Injured: A Davies, J Kimmich
- Doubtful: None
- Suspended: None
- Injured: N Fullkrug, M Veljkovic
- Doubtful: None
- Suspended: None
Predicted Starting XI
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1)
M Neuer (GK); B Pavard, J Boateng, D Alaba, L Hernandez; C Tolisso, D Goretzka; L Sane, T Muller, K Coman; R Lewandowski
Werder Bremen (3-4-2-1)
J Pavlenka (GK); O Toprak, N Moisander, M Friedl; T Selassie, M Eggestein, C Gross, J Mbom; M Rashica, L Bittencourt; J Sargent
- Bayern Munich form guide: W-W-W-W-W
- Werder Bremen form guide: L-D-D-D-D
Bayern Munich have been in flawless form in the league this season and looking so strong at the moment.
Expect Werder Bremen’s unbeaten run to come to a crashing end at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern simply possessing too much quality for them to be able to handle.
Howzat Dream Team
- Goalkeeper: M Neuer
- Defenders: J Boateng, D Alaba, L Hernandez
- Midfielders: L Goretzka, K Coman, M Rashica, L Bittencourt, M Eggestein
- Forwards: R Lewandowski, J Sargent
- Captain: R Lewandowski/K Coman
- Vice Captain: L Goretzka/L Bittencourt
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