Date: 19 January 2017 05:38
Having finished 2016 in dominant form, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Bundesliga leaders to pick up where they left off at the Schwarzwald-Stadion
After a month-long winter break, the Bundesliga gets back underway on Friday as Freiburg welcome Bayern Munich to the Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Having moved three points clear at the top by beating second-placed RB Leipzig 3-0 in December, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are 1/4 (1.25) favourites with Betway to move further ahead by coming out on top here.
The Breisgau-Brasilianer actually ran out 2-1 winners when they came up against the already-crowned champions at the end of the 2014-15 season but are 11/1 (12.00) outsiders to cause another upset this time out.
Two of the last four meetings between these teams at this ground have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them cancelling each other out once again.
While Ancelotti’s start to life as Pep Guardiola’s successor was not free of criticism as his side trailed newly promoted Leipzig in the table, few could argue with the manner in which they ended 2016.
Having won five consecutive matches by an aggregate scoreline of 14-2, Die Roten rounded off the year in their usual position at the pinnacle of German football.
Rested after a month off, they should feel confident of picking up where they left off when they travel to the Black Forest to take on a team that has lost two of the last three matches on home turf.
In fact, the champions should waste little time in taking the initiative considering they have struck within the first 30 minutes in four of their last five fixtures in the league.
With Christian Streich’s team having scored just seven of their 21 Bundesliga goals this campaign before the break, odds of 3/4 (1.75) are not to be missed on Bayern securing a sixth consecutive victory after going in ahead at the break.
|Bayern HT/Bayern FT (Double Result) at 3/4 (1.75) for a 2.5pt stake with Betway|