Preview - Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen 21 Jan

Started by Bensergi, Jan 21, 2018, 07:49 PM

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Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen are Bayern Munich's favourite feed. The Bavarians have beaten Bremen in all of the past 14 encounters, forcing the Bremen keeper to pick up the ball from the net 55 times in the process. That averages out to four per game!

And it is also officially a Bundesliga record for longest winning run against one club.

A test of Bremen's scoring strength? They have just 14 team goals, one lesser than Robert Lewandowski! The Pole has scored at least once in all eight of Bayern's home games this season.

Little wonder why Bayern are such a force at the Allianz Arena, where they are unbeaten in their last 30 Bundesliga home games, officially the longest such run since they moved in to this new stadium in 2005.

While having only come on from the bench against Bayer Leverkusen last time out, Kingsley Coman could start, but Mats Hummels and David Alaba are likely to miss out due to illness.

Bremen showed fight in their opening match of 2018, coming from a goal down against Hoffenheim in an inspiring second half performance.

But the reality of facing Bayern away-from-home may force coach Florian Kohfeldt to go for a more defensive strategy.

Thomas Delaney could return having trained with the first-team this week, which would be a major boost to the Green-Whites.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 5-1 Werder Bremen

Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Bayern Munich 4-2 Werder Bremen
  • Shots: 13-9
  • Possession: 67%-33%
  • Corner kicks: 4-7


The league leaders, aiming for an unprecedented 15th consecutive top-flight victory over the Green-Whites, were fortunate not to fall behind on seven minutes when Max Kruse directed a firm header against the outside of Sven Ulreich's left-hand post. Werder continued to take the game to Bayern, though, and took a deserved lead thanks to Jerome Gondorf's composed finish, only for Thomas Müller to slot home the equaliser four minutes before the break.

The introductions of Kingsley Coman and Arturo Vidal just before the hour mark injected some much-needed urgency to Bayern's attack, the latter stinging the palms of Jiri Pavlenka with a fierce drive not long after entering the fray. The home side were in front moments later, Lewandowski planting a bullet header into the net from James Rodriguez's pin-point cross. A Niklas Süle own goal restored parity once more, but late strikes from Lewandowski and Müller - the Germany international's 100th in the Bundesliga - sealed the victory for Jupp Heynckes' side.

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