Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern MunichGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Aug 13, 2021, Borussia Park
BUNDESLIGA football returns with a bang on Friday night as Bayern Munich go for their own ten-in-a-row and start their defence of the title at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich broke the transfer record for managers when they splashed out around £20 million to land Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig to replace Hansi Flick.
And he will get his first real test when Bayern travel to Borussia Park to meet Adi Hutter's side.
Nagelsmann will of course inherit a wonderful team who romped to their ninth Bundesliga in a row and he's made a few astute signings to strengthen a defence that looked suspect last season with the arrival of Dayot Upamecano from Nagelsmann's Leipzig.
And any team with Robert Lewandowski in it probably goes a long way to explaining why you won't get better than 4/11 on Bayern winning the Bundesliga this season.
Borussia have been quiet in the transfer market this summer with young full back Luca Netz their only arrival, although they did make the loan signing of Hannes Wolf permanent from Leipzig.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
Bayern have actually lost on their last two visits to Monchengladbach 3-2 and 2-0, although they did gain a substantial measure of revenge on the last meeting between the sides in May when they hammered Borussia 6-0 as seen below.
Players to watch
Borussia's Jonas Hofmann netted a double against Bayern last season and scored eight times for the club last term. He's 10/3 to score anytime on Friday night.
As always, Lewandowski is favourite to score first or anytime and he netted a hat-trick against Monchengladbach in that 6-0 win last season. It was part of his incredible haul of 56 goals for club and country last term. Astonishingly, he has scored 203 goals in 204 league starts for Bayern. It's little wonder the best price you will get for him to score on Friday is 4/9 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern were the great entertainers last season. They gave away 44 goals in 34 league games last season and only had the fifth best defence in the Bundesliga. However, they still managed to win 24 of those games and rattled in 99 goals in the process.
Monchengladbach were the fourth top scorers in the league last season and assuming both teams go the same way this term, the over 3.5 goals and a Bayern win looks to have a real chance at 8/5 with Boylesports.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich will be played on Aug 13, 2021 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.