After a 12-week hiatus, the Bundesliga is back, and we have you covered across the best of the weekend’s action.
There are four mouth-watering clashes to look forward to on Saturday, and our campaign curtain-raiser pays out at 50/1 with William Hill.
· Wolfsburg to beat Werder Bremen
· Hoffenheim to beat Borussia Monchengladbach
· Hertha Berlin to Union Berlin
· Borussia Dortmund to beat Bayer Leverkusen
Wolfsburg to beat Werder Bremen
After a brief exile from Germany’s top flight, Werder Bremen will be back among the big time. Marvin Duksch was the standout player for Bremen last season, as he rattled home 20 goals and laid on seven assists in 29 appearances in Germany’s second tier.
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg were rather leaky last season, conceding 54 times in the Bundesliga, so that is something they will want to rectify.
However, this weekend could well be a steep learning curve for Bremen, and Wolfsburg should run out comfortable winners.
Hoffenheim to beat Borussia Monchengladbach
At first glance, this clash might not seem the most appealing of Saturday’s slate of games, but there could well be a few goals.
Borussia Monchengladbach put Hoffenheim to the sword with a 5-1 evisceration in the final game of last season, so revenge will firmly be on the minds of Hoffenheim.
Both sides have quietly conducted their business in the transfer window, but Hoffenheim might have the edge and they could pinch a win on the road.
Hertha Berlin to beat Union Berlin
The Stadion An der Alten Forsten will play host to the first Berlin derby this weekend and Union Berlin will feel like they have a hold on their opponents.
Union Berlin recorded a league double over Hertha Berlin, netting six times and conceding just once, but Hertha Berlin could turn the tables this weekend and come away with all three points.
Also, Union Berlin kept only one clean sheet in their final five Bundesliga matches of last season, so they are bound to gift some chances.
Borussia Dortmund to beat Bayer Leverkusen
Having faded away towards the end of last season, Borussia Dortmund will be desperate to put in a more concerted title challenge. Saturday’s opponents, Bayer Leverkusen, will also be setting their sights on trying to overhaul Munich and this is arguably the clash of the day.
Dortmund won’t want to be reminded of their 5-2 hammering at the hands of Leverkusen last season, but they have been busy in the summer window, clinching six signings.
Of course, things won’t be the same without Erling Haaland, who moved to pastures new in the form of Manchester City earlier in the summer, but Dortmund should feel they will have enough to take care of Leverkusen.