Bayern Munich are favoutites to pick a win against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga Match-Day 12 encounter on Wednesday but the focus will be on two in-form strikers, Robert Lewandowski and Wout Weghorst.
Lewandowski is the leading scorer in the Bundesliga with 13 goals and tipped to be voted the FIFA Best for the 2019/2020 football season while Dutchman Weghorst has 9 goals to his credit this season so far.
Interestingly, Lewandowski scored five goals in just nine minutes against Wolfsburg under Pep Guardiola in September 2015. The Polish captain has 22 goals in 20 career games against Wolfsburg, and one more would bring up his 250th strike in the Bundesliga.
Thomas Müller made his 555th appearance in a Bayern shirt at the weekend – only Sepp Maier, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Müller and Franz Beckenbauer have more.
Lewandowski has 175 goals in 200 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern – 21 more than Gerd Müller scored in his first 200 league outings. He is on 249 Bundesliga goals all told.
Bayern have scored a club record 35 goals after 11 matches.
Müller is the only outfield player at Bayern to have started every league game so far this season.
Weghorst is Wolfsburg’s leading scorer this term with nine goals, finding the net in each of his last five games. The last VfL player to manage such a hot streak was Edin Dzeko in May 2009.
Wolfsburg have come from behind to earn points in six games this season (W2, D4) – a league high.
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez – Musiala, Tolisso – Gnabry, Müller, Coman – Lewandowski
Out: Goretzka (knock), Kimmich (knee), Nianzou (thigh)
Doubtful: Martinez (thigh), Zirkzee (foot)
Coach: Hansi Flick
Wolfsburg: Casteels (c) – Mbabu, Pongracic, Lacroix Roussillon – Schlager, Arnold – Baku, Philipp, Brekalo – Weghorst
Out: Malli (back), Mehmedi (Achilles tendon), Steffen (groin), William (not included)
Doubtful: Brooks (knock)
Coach: Oliver Glasner
Betpay has placed a win for Wolfsburg at 7.55 while Bayern has 1.40, meaning you can cash out bigtime if the underdogs win their encounter and even a draw is placed at 6.15. Betpay has carefully given users winning options as a bet of over 2.5 gets 1.29 and under 2.5 is rated at 3.55.
Prediction: Bayern 3-1 Wolfsburg