Packed for a run of seven wins, Bayern Munich hosts this Sunday, January 21, Werder Bremen. At the Allianz Arena, the match is part of the nineteenth round of the German Championship in its 2017/2018 version.
The recent performance of Bayern Munich
In the first round of the second round, which marked the reopening of the Bundesliga dispute after almost a month of downtime, Bayern Munich showed top-level football and went through Bayer Leverkusen at home to score 3-1.
After closing the campaign in 2017 overcoming Borussia Dortmund by 2-1 in the German Cup, he showed that he will hardly miss the national title, which he has won over the last five seasons. With 44 points (14 wins, two draws and two losses), the Munich team leads with 13 points clear in comparison with Leipzig, runner-up.
The team remains unbeaten in their dominions in the Bundesliga. He played eight tournaments at the Allianz Arena. He won seven of them and tied for an opportunity. There were 23 goals scored and only four conceded.
The big question that arises in the club thinking about the future is neither in relation to the achievements, but on what to do with Jupp Heynckes. The veteran coach was taken from his retirement to take over the team after the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti, who went on a collision course with the athletes. He solved the problems and put the team back on track. However, according to the German press reports, officials would be looking for another name to take office at the end of the season.
This is not the first time that Heynckes has experienced this situation. In his previous move, he was dismissed by the club and traded for the Spanish Pepe Guardiola shortly after winning the triple crown (Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League). He was not shocked at the situation at that time and most likely will not be affected by the rumors about his leaving.
To face Bremen, you may not be able to count on your top scorer. Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (17 matches in the 2017/2018 German Championship, 15 goals) is in the care of the medical department. A knee injury has not yet allowed him to play in 2018. New tests will indicate whether he can play on Sunday.
In addition to him, are also in the infirmary the goalkeepers Manuel Neur (three games) and Christian Fruchtl (without performances); defender Mats Hummels (15 games, one goal) and midfielder Thiago Alcântara (nine games, one goal).
The current form of Werder Bremen
Bremen showed a recent improvement. He has not lost three games. In the resumption of the German League, they were in the draw, at home, by 1 to 1, with the Hoffenheim. In this way, he could not leave the relegation zone. With 16 points (three wins, seven draws and eight losses), finished the eighteenth day in the sixteenth position.
To face Bayern, coach Florian Kohfeldt will also have to wait for the position of the medical department regarding some players who are in the process of recovery from injury to know if you can count on them. The goalkeeper Michael Zetterer (a match in the 2017/2018 German Championship) is in the infirmary; the Fin Bartels (14 games, two goals) and Thomas Delaney (17 games, one goal); and striker Ishak Belfodil (14 games, one goal)
History of the bouts between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen
Bayer’s list of consecutive victories over Werder came in at 13 with a 2-0 draw in the first round of the Bundesliga. The invincibility of the Bavarians is even greater. He reaches 23 matches (19 wins and four draws). The Bremen team have not won the duel since 2008.
Even with Werder Bremen’s slight improvement, this Sunday’s duel does not open the door to risky hints. Bayern Munich is the best option for guess. It has a price of 1.12 in Bet365. Draw returns 10.00. Bremen, of course, is the biggest underdog in the nineteenth round of the Bundesliga with a 17.00-per-game cash prize. Prices in effect at 11:17 am on 1/18/2018.