Bayern Munich v Hannover 96 Sat 14:30
Bayern Munich will be hoping to keep top of the table Baroussia Dortmund firmly in their sights this weekend when they welcome Hannover 96 as heavy odds on favourites with Bet365 to the Allianz Arena.
Die Bayern have scored an astonishing 20 goals in their last three fixtures, leapfrogging Dortmund in terms of goal difference but are still five points off of the league leaders’ pace.
Jupp Heynckes’ team will be confident that his team can pounce on any opportunity that Borussia Dortmund provide them with and Saturday’s game will be no different.
Hannover currently sit in seventh place and although Die Roten have looked impressive at home this season, the same can’t be said for their away form.
Mirko Slomka’s side have the fifth worst attack in the German top flight when playing away from home, recording a lowly average of just 0.69 goals per game this season.
Most of Hannover’s points gained away from home have come from draws and on only one occasion has Hannover scored more than one goals in an away match this campaign.
Nevertheless, Slomka’s team have looked sturdy at the back, keeping clean sheets in almost a quarter of their away fixtures.
Bayern Munich look set to become another task entirely though and should the second-placed club continue in their current vein of form, we could witness another rout.
Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim were the two latest sides to fall victim to the Munich machine, leaking 13 goals between them in their bouts against Bayern.
The Bundesliga giants have failed to score in just 15% of their home matches this season and with spirits as high as they could be, the likes of Mario Gomez, Toni Kroos and Franck Ribery will be hoping to make that last push in the title race.
Borussia Monchengladbach also succumbed to Bayern Munich during the week and were knocked out of the DFB Pokal by way of penalty shootout so while the Muncih outfit may be in strong form, legs could be weary heading back into league competition.