Moving one giant step closer to reclaiming their Bundesliga crown, a high-flying Bayern Munich will be looking to extend on their stellar return to action when they host Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday evening.
With many believing that the German giants have wrapped up their eighth consecutive league title thanks to a 1-0 win away at Borussia Dortmund in midweek, the Bavarians have won each of their three top-flight outings since returning from the enforced break.
On the flip side, coming from behind to grab a must-win 2-1 victory at home against a struggling Schalke on Wednesday night, Fortuna Dusseldorf have made a string of improvements at the back end of the campaign.
Unbeaten in their last six Bundesliga appearances, their brightest run of the year, the Whites now find themselves sat just a single point from breaking out of the relegation play-off spot.
However, with Bayern picking up a thumping 4-0 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, you might be interested to know that an identical scoreline on Saturday can be found priced at 13/2 with Bet365.
Bayern march on
Picking up what most are labelling a title-winning 1-0 victory away at BVB in midweek thanks to a sublime Joshua Kimmich chip in rural Germany, Bayern already have one hand on their eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown.
Marking their return from the enforced break with three wins out of three, Hans-Dieter Flick’s men open Saturday’s contest holding a commanding seven-point buffer at the top of the table.
While the likes of leading marksman Robert Lewandowski might have continued to steal the headlines at the Allianz this season, there is no doubt that fans around Munich will be hugely excited by their side’s continued resolve at the back.
Still yet to concede a single goal from open play since marking their return to action, the runaway leaders have recorded six clean sheets in their last seven matches across all competitions, a run that was also highlighted by a thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge back in February.
Still tipped as one of the leading contenders when the Champions League eventually resumes, Bayern can be found priced at 4/6 with Paddy Power to come away with another clean sheet this weekend.
Karaman leads the Fortuna charge
Although Foruna Dusseldorf may have come crashing out of the DFP Pokal away at lower league Saarbrücken prior to the break, a result that highlighted their inconsistencies, the Whites will be boosted by an eye-catching turnaround in midweek.
Coming from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 win against a struggling Schalke, Flingeraner now find themselves sat just a single-point adrift of safety and Uwe Rösler has one man to thank for their recent turn in fortune.
Despite drawing four of their last five Bundesliga outings, the one-time Brentford boss has seen leading marksman Kenan Karaman enjoy what has been an extended purple patch.
Once again finding the net against the Royal Blues in midweek, the 26-year-old has gained plenty of plaudits across Germany and has now found bagged back-to-back goals since returning from the break.
Even more impressive, including recording his first brace in a dramatic 3-3 draw against Hertha Berlin back in February, the playmaker has landed six Bundesliga goals in as many appearances.
You might be interested to know that Karaman can be found priced as high as 11/2 with William Hill to grab what would be another surprise strike away at the defending champions.