Bundesliga is back with Bayern Munich trying to escape after beating them in Der Klassiker. Werder travel to play the leaders, while Dortmund must return to winning ways away at Hertha. On top of that, we have fantastic odds on Hoffenheim against Stuttgart. Here’s a complete preview, including updated odds and our betting picks.
When Bundesliga went on a break, Bayern left everybody the impression that history was gonna repeat. As usual, Borussia Dortmund failed to stop them in what all in all is the most difficult obstacle during the season for the Bavarians. The table ain’t even that dramatic, as Dortmund fell just 3 points behind, but the fact that they were again powerless in the crucial moment means the gap is still totally to fill up.
The bigger risk for Bayern is maybe to feel overconfident after overtaking what was supposed to be the bigger threat, but let’s not forget that we’re just 7 games into the season. Anyway, this is not supposed to happen now, as Werder Bremen at Allianz ain’t certainly easy, but Bayern can surely cruise over, quite assured also by not being distracted by Champions League campaign where they already did all their homework in advance, as good old reliable Germans.
Dortmund have to re-boost their mood immediately, and surely what happened in the big match won’t make them underestimate Hertha Berlin. Talking about underestimating and underperforming team, after shocking Bayern Hoffenheim have spiraled down, maybe too excited by that game, and surely heavily affected by coronavirus cases. Having paused definitely helped them to get back on track, something they should start to do immediately as the table is now surprisingly dangerous, and hosting Stuttgart will tell everything about their personality to get out of troubles.
Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 09:30 AM EST at Allianz Arena
Four games in a row without winning for Werder Bremen. Even without losing, as it was four unusual 1-1 draw games in a row. But each of the four draws was obtained against sides in a lower position than them, basically, all in the lower half of the table, which tells how Werder have slowed down, basing their game on a renewed solidity but at cost of struggling quite much to create football.
It’s not like Bayern would have needed this to overcome Werder, but it paints the picture of how extremely difficult will be for Bremen to pull off the upset and win point/s. The Bavarians have been unstoppable in every possible way. Since the beginning of the game, with no break, and consistently till the end. It’s not only the pouring of goals, that practically have been equally distributed, but especially how they approached all their matches. In most of their games, they've netted two goals scored already in the first half.
Hertha Berlin vs. Dortmund
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 02:30 PM EST at Olympiastadion
It was a slap on the face how Borussia Dortmund was replaced by RB Leipzig in the second spot. Not because of the 1 point difference which counts nothing, but because losing in the Der Klassiker it reinforced their inferiority complex against Bayern again.
Anyway, it’s a marathon, not a sprint and it's good for Dortmund that Erling Haaland could have plenty of time to be rested as the coronavirus cases in the Norway camp saved him from playing the matches against Romania and Austria.
Hertha were the biggest positive surprise in the previous round by winning away against Augsburg, but now it is a completely different story as they will host a wounded Dortmund side who will do their best to bounce back and add 3 more points to their season tally.
Hoffenheim vs. Stuttgart
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 09:30 AM EST at PreZero Arena
Hoffenheim had 11 goals scored and just 1 conceded in their last 3 games in Europa League. Reversing table in Bundesliga, with 4 defeats and 1 draw after that amazing 4-1 to Bayern.
Stuttgart had a very solid start to the season, but the last three consecutive draws were each on their way a bit disappointing. Hoffenheim turned into a coronavirus cluster with 6 cases, but the situation can partially be back to normality by Saturday, and they finally had quite some time to train properly without being distracted by the European matches.