Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday evening as they look to strengthen their position at the top of the Bundesliga. Ole Werner’s Bremen will want to continue their impressive start to the season with Die Werderaner just one point behind RB Leipzig.
At the weekend Bayern beat Hertha Berlin 3-2. Jamal Musiala opened the scoring for the Bavarians to continue his good season before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice in two minutes, which means he has scored in all of the games he has started since the international break. Dodi Lukebakio would score for Hertha in the 40th minute before Davie Selke cut the lead to one with a penalty just before half-time. The second-half would prove to be rather quiet with only Bayern having a goal disallowed for offside.
Bremen are also coming off of a win as they beat Schalke 2-1. Nicklas Füllkrug opened the scoring for Bremen in the 30th minute which was his 10th goal of the season. However, the striker did go off injured in the 60th minute. Marvin Ducksch then doubled Bremen’s lead in the 76th minute before Dominick Drexler scored for Schalke in the 89th minute. The win saw Bremen move into seventh and one point behind the European places.
The continued story around Bayern is the revival of Choupo-Moting. After making bit part appearances up until the recent international break, the Cameroon international has been in the type of form reminiscent of Robert Lewandowski and he does not look like stopping anytime soon.
Away from the talk of Füllkrug making the German national team, Mitchell Weiser did not make the reported 55-man squad but has been playing like a man that deserved to be included. It is known that Germany lack a designated right-back and most of the time they are using a player out of position there whether that be Jonas Hofmann or Thilo Kehrer. The right-back currently has five assists for Bremen and may have been a player some wish was included in the squad.
This game is one of the most played in German football history as Bremen were until recently a powerhouse in German football. The last meeting between these teams happened two years ago. In the first meeting in Munich, Bremen came away with a point, while in the second meeting between the two Bayern won 3-1 with Füllkrug scoring the consolation for Bremen.
Neuer – Mazraoui, Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez – Kimmich, Goretzka – Gnabry, Musiala, Mané – Choupo Moting
Pavlenka – Pieper, Veljkovic, Stark – Weiser, Schmid, Gruev, Bittencourt, Friedl – Burke, Ducksch
GGFN | Jack Meenan