Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen – Bundesliga – Match Preview and Betting Tips

The German Bundesliga finally gets underway Friday night, as last years champions Bayern Munich kick off their campaign against Steve McLaren’s Werder Bremen at Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich had a remarkable season last year winning both the league and domestic cup, but will Bayern Munich start the season with a win or will Werder Bremen provide a shock and announce themselves as possible title contenders?

Read the team news and match preview below, and receive the best betting tips for the game tonight.

Bayern Munich Team News

Bayern Munich have not made any notable transfer changes this summer and are, understandingly, relying on the same squad that dominated so strongly last season. For the match tonight they are without star players Arjen Robben and Ivica Olic, who are both injured, while Franck Ribery will probably not feature due to personal reasons. This mean they must rely on rejuvenated Miroslav Klose to start upfront as a lone striker and youngster Thomas Müller, who played remarkably during the World Cup this summer, just behind him.

Werder Bremen Team News

While Bayern made little changes during the summer, Werder Bremen has rung the changes, as this they try to improve on their disappointing 8th place finish last season. Former England manager Steve McLaren has taken over as manager, fresh from leading Twente the title in the Dutch Eredivisie last year. A result that has proved to be a remarkable turnaround for Steve McLaren, whose reputation and carrier was in tatters after a nightmare spell with England.

Changes have been made on the field as well for Werder Bremen. Young Dane Simon Kjaer and German international Arne Friedrich has been brought in to stabilize the defence, while Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic will now supplement Edin Dzeko upfront. Furthermore Obafemi Martins and defender Ricardo Costa have been showed the door this summer to Rubin Kazan and Valencia respectively.

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Match Preview

In our opinion Bayern Munich should be able to this match playing at home and get off to a good start in the new season. Louis van Gaal has built a very steady and organised side, which always seem to produce the required result. In addition we believe this match comes a little too soon for Steve McLaren, who is still in the process of organising his new side. History is on Bayern Munich’s side as well, as they have beaten Werder Bremen in 8 out of the last 9 home games. Last years corresponding tie ended in a 3-0 victory for Bayern Munich, and with a home advantage we can not ignore Bayern Munich in this match.

Our Betting Tip

Bayern Munich outright win at odds 1.57 at William Hill Sports

Our Match Prediction

Bayern Munich to win 2-1 at odds 8 at William Hill Sports

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