Tip: Handicap (-3) – Bayern Munich
1. Bayern Munich is the highest-scoring and most chance-creating team in the Bundesliga
2. Bayern Munich keeps the most possession averaging 63.8% domestically
3. Arminia Bielefeld stands 17th out of 18 places with an average of scoring 0.8 goals per match
Bayern Munich will be hurting after their unexpected loss at the hands of Augsburg in the previous matchday. For this week's round of 13, Bayern play hosts for a struggling Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Julian Nagelsmann would tempt his men to get back on track with a thrashing of the relegation bound Arminen. There is no chance of lightning striking twice against the German champions, and it would be rather far-fetching to assume that Bayern won't be bloodthirsty to feast upon relegation fodder.
In terms of standings, the Bavarians lead the races but with a much more diminished gap for their liking. Following them is Borussia Dortmund, who are just a single point behind the league leaders. Big margined victories have been unanimous with Bayern. But in their last match, they had to battle against adverse conditions in the middle of this week by claiming a 2-1 victory in a tough Champions League fixture against Dynamo Kyiv.
The momentum remains on Nagelsmann's side. So it will be the ultimate gargantuan task for Arminia Bielefeld even to imagine stealing something out of this away visit. Before coming into this fixture, they have tasted only a single win followed by a plethora of draws and defeats. Surfacing around the relegation margin, Bielefeld has an underwhelming record against top-tier Bundesliga teams. Expect that record to continue as we sense a heavy loss this time.
The visitors will not have the services of their winger Florian Kruger who remains out due to an illness. Bayern will have a few of their starlets missing the game. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Joshua Kimmich, Josip Stanišić, Lucas Hernandez, Marcel Sabitzer, and Tanguy Nianzou are all expected to return at separate periods during December. Nagelsmann would not be sweating as he has plenty of talent remaining at his disposal. With the form that Robert Lewandowski is in, it will be a goal-fest for the Polish striker.