Having recorded some resounding victories over Die Wolfe in recently, Al Hain-Cole expects them to exploit their visitors’ current defensive issues in another high-scoring match
Bayern Munich begin their Bundesliga title defence by welcoming Wolfsburg to the Allianz Arena on Friday night.
Pep Guardiola won the league with seven games to spare in his first season in German football and is on offer at 1/5 (1.20) with William Hill to pick up where he left off and lead his side to a victory here.
The visitors have not beaten their hosts since recording a memorable 5-1 home victory in their title-winning 2008-09 season and are hefty 11/1 (12.00) outsiders to come out on top this time out.
In fact, Die Wolfe have ended up empty-handed in every game against these opponents since drawing 1-1 on home turf back in 2011, but you can get odds of 6/1 (7.00) on them earning a share of the spoils this time out.
Having only missed out on a place in the Champions League by a single point last season, Dieter Hecking’s men will be hoping to push on this campaign and mount another serious top four challenge.
However, some uninspiring results in pre-season have hardly set them up to hit the ground running against their fearsome opponents, with a 3-1 defeat to Bochum, 3-3 draw against Cardiff City and 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Atletico Madrid suggesting they could be in for a long evening in Bavaria.
Hecking’s side lost 3-0 when the teams met at the end of July in the Telekom Cup exhibition tournament – their ninth consecutive defeat against Die Roten, with two of the previous three prior to that fixture coming by an embarrassing 6-1 scoreline.
Having struck four in last weekend’s German Cup tie, Bayern should be particularly confident of recording another comprehensive victory against a side that could only manage a 0-0 draw against second division Darmstadt that same day.
With this in mind, odds of 19/20 (1.95) seem more than fair on the champions ensuring over 3.5 goals are scored for the fifth time in six Wolfsburg league fixtures, particularly given their guests’ shaky defensive form over the summer.
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