Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen
2016/17 German Bundesliga
Date: Friday, 26 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK
Venue: Allianz Arena(Munich).
Carlo Ancelotti is set to make his Bundesliga debut as Bayern Munich face Werder Bremen in 2016/17 league opener on Friday.
The record German Champions lifted their fourth consecutive Bundesliga title after beating Dortmund by 10 points. For the 2016/17 season the FCB will have a new ‘trainer’ at their helm in Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian tactician who led Real Madrid to their tenth Champions League title will be keen to get off with a winning start in his first league of the season.
Bayern were technically dominating Bundesliga in over a decade now. However, reinforcements have been far and few in an already strong squad this season. While a deal for Mat Hummels was sealed in the second half of last season and the loan deal for Kingsley Coman was made permanent for a €21 million transfer fee from PSG. The young Benfica prodigy Renato Sanches, who had an impressive run with the Euro 2016 winning Portugal side is an exciting talent to watch for in the coming season.
Werder Bremen had a terrible 2015/16 season in which they finished 13th in the Bundesliga standings. Viktor Skrypnyk is in charge of the club since October 2014 and he will be setting his eyes for a top table finish this season.
Bremen had a busy summer after bringing in as many as 14 new players to strengthen the squad that failed miserably last season. The defenders Lamine Sane and Fallou Digne are brought in from Ligue 1 clubs Bordeaux and Rennes respectively, to tighten the defense. While Justin Eilers, who scored 23 goals for Dynamo Dresden to help them earn promotion to second division is a key player to watch for this this term.
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen: Head-to-Head Statistics
When did Werder Bremen last won against Bayern ? – Well, that must be dated back to the Bundesliga clash on September 2009 with the score line ending 5-2 at Munich. So that is almost 7 years and 18 matches ago and Bayern won in 15 matches with 3 draws since then.
Also, Bayern are on a 13-match winning run against Werder Bremen in all competitions. The last three encounters at Munich alone witnessed 17 goals.
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen: Prediction
This is a straight forward match is predict looking at the head-to-head statistics. Bayern were 5-0 winners in their opening match last season against SV Hamburger. So they know well how to kick-start a season is style in front of their home crowd.
And also looking at the heavy defeats the Bavarians have inflicted on Bremen in recent seasons, there is only one way this game could end. So Bayern Munich to score three goals is my preferred bet for this match.
Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen: Tips
- Bayern Munich to score over 2.5 goals at 1.50.
- Half-time/Full Time – Bayern/Bayern at 1.40.