Wolfsburg vs Augsburg
VOLKSWAGEN ARENA, Wolfsburg
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @4:30pm
Augsburg were widely considered among the main relegation candidates in the Bundesliga this term but have started the 2020-21 season with wins over Union Berlin and Borussia Dortmund.
Their aggressive, front-foot approach has seen five different players find the net across those two games and punters are advised to steer clear of the results market for their match with Wolfsburg, who have made a steady and unspectacular start after draws with Bayer Leverkusen and Freiburg.
Wolfsburg managed only four wins last term but saw the net bulge at both ends in ten of their 17 fixtures.
A permeable defence caused Augsburg plenty of problems last term but couple that with their newfound attacking gusto and goals could flow – both teams scored in 21 of their 34 matches last season as it is.
Bayern Munich vs Hertha Berlin
Allianz Arena, Munich
Sunday, 04-10-2020 @7pm
Bayern’s 32-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end as they were brushed aside 4-1 at Hoffenheim last weekend, but that should be considered a rare blip and Hertha are unlikely to replicate the surprise.
Hansi Flick’s men were quick to erase any concerns as they overcome Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in midweek to win the German Super Cup. Bayern scored with all three of their shots on target but dominated possession and should find a home clash with Hertha considerably easier.
Bayern won 13 of their 17 league games on home turf last season, although they were held to a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena by Hertha.
However, that was before the arrival of Flick when Bayern were vulnerable and they are a completely different proposition now.
Bayern’s sole home league assignment this season saw them thump Schalke 8-0, with Serge Gnabry the star of the show with a hat-trick.
With Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski, Leroy Sane and a rejuvenated Thomas Muller in attendance, Hertha must be fearing the worst.
The visitors won their season opener against Werder Bremen 4-1 but they have since been brushed aside 3-1 by Frankfurt and those defensive frailties are likely to be exposed in Munich.
Bayern’s matches featured an average of 3.88 goals per game last season and they have scored three or more in eight of their last 11 home league matches.
-Union Berlin 4-0 Mainz O5
-Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Freiburg
-Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Hoffenheim
-FC Koln 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
-Stuttgart 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen
-Werder Bremen 1-0 Arminia Bielefeld
-RB Leipzig 4-0 Schalke O4