Bayern Munich’s recovery continues with a home game against Freiburg on Saturday afternoon. The Bavarians have reigned supreme over their visitors this weekend in recent seasons, and this one should be a comfortable home win.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 3 November, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Freiburg: William Hill live streaming
Last time: Bayern cantered to a 4-0 victory over Freiburg at the Schwarzwald-Stadion back in March, with two goals in each half.
Bayern Munich v Freiburg Predictions and Preview
Bayern stormed to two big wins against Freiburg last season, with a 5-0 triumph at home preceding the 4-0 away win later in the campaign. Der FCB have won the last four meetings between the sides, and 21 of the last 24 encounters since the turn of the millennium.
Die Roten should have far too much for their visitors on Saturday, who’ve won three, drawn three and lost three of their nine games so far this term. Freiburg have never beaten Bayern away from home, and there’s little to suggest that’s going to chance at the weekend.
Niko Kovac has steadied the ship after a turbulent spell in his first season in charge at the Allianz Arena. It’s been away from home though that Bayern have finally found their feet, winning three successive matches on the road after going six without a victory.
|Bayern to win both halves||3/4||Offer|
|Bayern to win to nil||31/40||Offer|
|Lewandowski to score first||37/20||Offer|
Robert Lewandowski has also found his form, hitting three goals in two games after the international break. He drew a blank at Mainz on Saturday, but Leon Goretzka and Thiago Alcantara were on target either side of Jean-Paul Boetius’s equaliser for the hosts.
The odds are heavily stacked in Bayern’s favour for this one, and they are priced at 1/10 for the win. There isn’t much value with the hosts in the outright market, so you could add Die Roten to keep a clean sheet on their way to victory at 31/40 – just like they did in both meetings between the sides last season.
Freiburg are 33/1 for the win, which would make it back-to-back victories after a 3-1 success at home against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night. Christian Streich’s side have gone three games unbeaten, and taking that record to four would be a great result for the visitors, with the draw priced at 11/1.
The Freiburg boss will have to do without Florian Niederlechner and Jerome Gondorf for this tough assignment, while Chima Okoroji, Luca Waldschmidt, Caleb Stanko, Florian Kath and Lukas Kubler are all doubts too. Their hosts could be without influential duo Arjen Robben and Mats Hummels though, while Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman are both out.
One to watch for Bayern: Robert Lewandowski hit a brace at Wolfsburg a couple of weeks ago, and the Polish striker is 37/20 to open the scoring in this one.
One to watch for Freiburg: Nil Petersen has two goals to his name so far this season, and the 29-year-old attacker is 14/1 to break the deadlock.
Long shot: Bayern will be desperate to put on a show back in front of their home fans, and they are 12/1 to beat Freiburg 5-0 for the second time in a row at the Allianz Arena.