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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Germany Bundesliga 1 next 24h

Werder Bremen vs Bayer Leverkusen

The Wolf’s best comes from the interesting matchup between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday night. Werder Bremen are one of a few teams that would’ve been praying for a season cancellation such is their current position in the league table (19th). They’re in huge trouble with only a handful of games remaining and would need a miracle to avoid relegation. In contrast, Bayer Leverkusen find themselves still in the title race, albeit only just. They’re in a fantastic position to qualify for European football and will be desperate to finish off the season in strong fashion. This is a match between two teams in a different mindset and The Wolf expects it to show out on the pitch. Bayer are by far the better team and as long as they can find something close to the football they were producing pre-break, then they will be winning this without too much trouble.

Union Berlin v Bayern Munich
Sunday May 17, 17:00
BT Sport and Betfair Live Video

Union the division's surprise package
Union Berlin have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the Bundesliga season. Promoted via a relegation play-off victory, Die Eisernen have pocketed victories over Borussia pair Dortmund and Gladbach on their way to their current mid-table league position, leaving the newcomers closer to the European chase than a relegation dogfight.

Urs Fischer's outfit encapsulate some of the best qualities that German football has to offer. The hosts take pride in their tradition, living off of raw emotions and exuding unbridled passion, a team that aim to embrace the grind and make their presence felt throughout the 90 minutes. Direct and uncompromising, Union are unique proposition in the Bundesliga.

Unfortunately for Die Eisernen, head coach Fischer could miss Sunday's match after leaving the team camp for personal reasons. To add to the Berliners concerns, 11-goal leading goalscorer Sebastian Andersson is considered a doubt and key centre-back Marvin Friedrich is missing through suspension. Anthony Ujah could be drafted in as a replacement up top.

Bayern clicking into gear
Bayern Munich were back to their old selves before the enforced Bundesliga break. FC Hollywood bagged >strong>W10-D1-L0 from mid-December to charge into a four-point lead at the top of the table as the Bavarians chase down an eight successive Meisterschale. Outright odds such the perennial champions have an 83% chance of retaining their crown.

Since Niko Kovac was dismissed in early November, Bayern have improved week-on-week with successor Hansi Flick adding the relentless and ruthless attitude that had been missing from Germany's giant. However, the slight tactical amendments employed by Flick out of possession shouldn't be overlooked with Bayern much more coordinated across the park.