Bayer Leverkusen’s trip to Werder Bremen completes the return of the German top-flight. And the two teams head into the game on Monday evening in highly contrasting form.
Leverkusen are unbeaten in five league matches, having won four and drawn one. And Bremen are winless in four, having drawn one and lost three of their last four Bundesliga games.
It’s currently 8/11 for a Leverkusen victory, and 19/5 for Bremen to take all three points. A draw can be backed at 14/5.
It’s 4/6 for both teams to score, and 15/4 for a draw and both teams to score. Odds of 13/2 have been given for a home win and both teams to score, and 9/4 for an away win with both teams finding the back of the net.
October’s meeting between the pair ended in an exciting 2-2 draw at BayArena.
It’s currently 14/1 for a repeat of that scoreline this time around.
Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario found the net that day, and he’s 5/4 to score once again. He’s 9/2 to score first, alongside young talent Kai Havertz, who missed out in the last meeting.
Striker Kevin Volland has nine Bundesliga goals this season. The German is available at 11/2 to score first, and 8/5 to score anytime.
Fellow attacker Leon Bailey is also 11/2 to score first, with Bremen teen Nick Woltemade available at 15/2.
Filho Paulinho, Johannes Eggestein, Josh Sargent and Karim Bellarabi are all available at 8/1 to find the net first on Monday night.
The hosts are 14/1 to win from behind, and 8/1 to win to nil. It’s 6/1 and 21/10 for the away side respectively.
It’s 10/1 for another own goal, with Omer Toprak finding his own net last time around.
And it’s currently 4/1 and 6/4 for Bremen and Leverkusen respectively to score in both halves, much like in their last meeting.
It’s already been an interesting return to almost normal life in the Bundesliga. Saturday saw several teams in action, but with the one main negative of no fans in attendance.
Hertha Berlin won 3-0 at Hoffenheim, while Wolfsburg edged out Augsburg 2-1. Borussia Dortmund hammered Schalke 4-0 in the Revierderby, with Dusseldorf and Paderborn drawing 0-0.
There was another stalemate as RB Leipzig drew 1-1 at home to Freiburg, with Borussia Monchengladbach beating Frankfurt 3-1 in the late kick-off.
Bayern visit Union Berlin and Koln host Mainz on the first weekend back. And the final match of the round looks set to be an intriguing one too.