Bayern Munich v Bochum
From the outset, this looks a one sided affair. Bayern after their 3-0 win at the Nou Camp during the week have now won each of their last six competitive outings, scoring 30 goals and conceding only four. That has been massively helped by the goalscoring ability of Robert Lewandowski, who should he score this weekend, will break the record for the most consecutive home games scored in in the Bundesliga (13). Another player who has slightly come in under the radar is Jamal Musiala. The youngster is averaging a goal contribution every 42 minutes this term, a better return than both Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.
Bochum, on the other hand, currently sit down in the bottom half of the table having won just one of their four games. That includes defeats to Wolfsburg, Cologne and and Hertha Berlin and travelling to the Allianz Arena is going to be a tough task. The Bavarians are unbeaten in 29 games at this stadium and this looks a fairly easy one to call.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI TO SCORE ANYTIME
Wolfsburg v Frankfurt
It was a goalless stalemate for Wolfsburg during the week in the Champions League against French outfit Lille. That does mean they remain unbeaten in both the league and Europe from their five outings, winning against Bochum, Hertha Berlin, Leipzig and Greuther Furth, and it’s going to take a strong outfit to overturn them.
Frankfurt certainly don’t look like the sort of team at the minute with the ability to do that. They’ve drawn four of their six winless outings in all competitions, including a 5-2 defeat with the most competitive outfit they faced over that period, Dortmund.
Excluding the Black and Yellows and Bayern, the Wolves have won 12 of their last 15 matches at Volkswagen Arena, only losing once to Mainz. Each of the last eight of those victories came without conceding and considering the Eagles have lost four of their last five winless trips, it looks a straightforward encounter.
WOLFSBURG TO WIN
Dortmund v Union Berlin
Surprisingly, the only unbeaten outfit in this matchup are the visitors. Union Berlin have drawn with all of Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and Augsburg, while they beat Gladbach to put them in the top half of the table. However, this will be a step up in quality to what they’ve faced so far this season, having lost their last two trips to Westfalenstadion by an aggregate 7-0 scoreline.
Dortmund have been high and flying this season other than their defeat at Freiburg. They have beaten all of Frankfurt (5-2), Hoffenheim (3-2) and Leverkusen (4-3) in the league, while Besiktas (2-1) added to that list during the week in Europe’s elite competition.
Most of that firepower has come through Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker has five goals and three assists to his name already, while he also scored on Wednesday night in Istanbul.
A worry for Berlin will be their current away record. They’ve gone W1-D4-L6 from their last 11 trips dating back to last season, losing four of five winless outings against last seasons’ top five sides over that period by an aggregate 12-3.
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