Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich travel to Greuther Furth as RB Leipzig hope to improve

It’s another busy weekend in the German Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich opening proceedings against Greuther Furth on Friday evening.

Red Bull Leipzig will be hoping to turn around their poor form against Hertha Berlin while Stuttgart appeal in their trip to Bochum on Sunday.

Greuther Furth vs Bayern Munich (Fri, 7:30PM BST)

Robert Lewandowksi will be hoping to score in his 20th straight game

It's bottom versus top on Friday night in the Bundesliga and it should be one-way traffic for Bayern Munich.

They've smashed in 20 goals in five league games already this season, while the hosts have conceded a joint-high 13.

Newly-promoted Furth simply haven't looked good enough for this level and if there's any team capable of showing that up, it's Bayern.

Robert Lewandowski has now scored in his last 19 games for his club and will be worth a look in the goalscorer markets once they go up - he's scored 2+ in three of his seven so far this season and will have a great chance of improving that stat here.

That's provided he starts. Bayern do have a Champions League game in midweek, although with that being on Wednesday and at home (to Dynamo Kyiv) it's unlikely to affect team selection too much here. In any case, Lewandowski started five of Bayern's six games which immediately preceded their Champions League group matches last season.

Ways of getting with Bayern as a team include backing them to score over 3.5 goals at 17/20. They managed to do that in eight of their 18 games against bottom-half teams last season, including away to rock-bottom Schalke and in Bielefeld, a game which came prior to a European outing.

However, the best option looks to be to back Bayern to win both halves at 4/5.

They've managed this in six of their eight matches so far this term and have the goal power to blow away their hosts here, even if they do make a few changes.

Red Bull Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin (Sat, 2:30PM BST)

Jesse Marsch has had a poor start to his tenure as coach of RB Leipzig

The post-Julian Nagelsmann era continues to be problematic for Leipzig, who head into this one having won just one of their five Bundesliga games under Jesse Marsch.

They get a decent chance to notch up another victory here but the lack of confidence in the hosts' squad following thrashings at the hands of Bayern Munich and Manchester City could play a part and certainly makes quotes of 1/3 look skinny indeed.

Hertha have won their last two, albeit against lowly-ranked sides, but they should prove competitive here.

Leipzig have a crucial Tuesday Champions League clash with Club Brugge to keep in mind so Marsch will certainly be tempted to hold some players back.

All things considered, there's enough to like about another slip-up from the favourites.

Taking Hertha and the draw at 23/10 in the double-chance market looks worth a try.

Bochum vs Stuttgart (Sun, 2:30PM BST)

Waldemar Anton returns for VfB Stuttgart after his suspension

Both of these sides have won only one game so far this season but it's Stuttgart who have much greater appeal.

Not everyone will be enthused by 7/5 about the away win but the shots stats say much about why they should be expected to prevail.

Only Bayern have had more shots in the opening five match days than Stuttgart, while Bochum have conceded the most shots of all 18 teams - they are averaging 17 against them per game.

Stuttgart did look a bit shaky at the back during last week's 3-1 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen but centre-back Waldemar Anton returns from suspension to bolster the defence for this one.

In attack, Stuttgart look to carry the greater threat - those shots have produced nine goals so far, which is five more than Bochum have managed.

Both teams to score at 8/15 looks good for those looking to Build-A-Bet or add to an acca, but the smart money is on the away win.

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