ANYONE who thought German footballers had packed it in will be smiling tonight as the Bundesliga sparks back to life.
While UK stars have been on overtime over Christmas and New Year the Germans have enjoyed warm-weather training in diferent parts of the world.
Bayern’s last league game was on December 19 and since then they been to Saudi Arabia before returning home to beat Bochum 5-1 in a friendly.
The leaders resume with a cracker at second-placed Wolfsburg who spent their “holidays” in South Africa. Bayern are 11 points clear of their nearest rivals and a win will just about seal the deal even this early in the campaign.
Wolfsburg are unbeaten at home this season but have lost nine in a row to Bayern including a 6-1 defeat at the Volkswagen Arena last season.
Stats suggest an away win but pays no more than 1-2 with the likes of McBookie and William Hill.
Bayern minus one is possible but first game back after a break is the toughest so best bet could be over 2.5 goals at 8-15 with bet365.
Wolfsburg have netted two plus in eight of their last 10 but Bayern have conceded just two away goals all season.
The home men have won seven and drawn two at the VW Arena but will play under a cloud after Belgian midfielder Junior Malanda died in a car crash on the way to join team-mates for the trip to South Africa.
Star man Ivica Olic, once of Bayern, is believed to want away – possibly to Hamburg – so Dieter Hecking’s side have some issues to deal with.
So it’s Bayern for me and Arjen Robben could be the man for first goal at 9-2 with bet365 after his Bochum double.
Bayern and over 2.5 match goals (7.30pm)
(1-1, Paddy Power)
Robben to score first