Bundesliga Odds : Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen kick off action in Germany

The first match of the Bundesliga season takes place on Friday evening as Bet365 announce free bets and a live streaming service on Bundesliga for the opening weekend, as reigning champions Borussia Dortmund host Werder Bremen.

Looking at the home side to begin with, they will of course be looking to retain the title which they won last campaign fairly comfortably in the end.

Jurgen Klopp will know that big rivals Bayern Munich have added to their squad this summer so it will be a very competitive title race.

Although Dortmund lost Shinji Kagawa during the transfer window, they have managed to keep hold of their star striker Robert Lewandowski, who scored 23 goals in the league last season.

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Alongside him they have brought in Marco Reus, who got his scoring for the club underway in the 3-0 DFP Pokal Cup victory over Oberneuland at the weekend.

Lewandowski and Reus could form a fantastic partnership and with both at 23-years-old, they may be the ones to watch in the Bundesliga.

Klopp’s men will know that a win here will really put the pressure on their rivals right from the word go.

As for Werder Bremen, they could not get a much tougher tie to start the season with. However, it will be a good test of what their squad is capable of and as we know, you can get some shock results on the opening day.

Bremen will want to improve on their ninth place finish last campaign, which they will see as a poor return. This time out they will target a European place.

Thomas Schaaf has had a slight revamp in his squad over the summer, bringing plenty of new faces in but also letting a lot of players leave, so it is difficult to know what to expect from them.

After a disappointing defeat in the Cup last time out which went to extra time, Schaaf will need his side to bounce back straight away as if they are not at their best, will most certainly struggle to pick up a result.

The action all gets underway from 7.30pm on Friday.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.