Bayern Munich: Three things to watch against Werder Bremen

Will Bayern Munich extend winning run against Werder Bremen?(Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images)
Will Bayern Munich extend winning run against Werder Bremen?(Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images) /

Three things to watch ahead of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen.

The November international break has come to an end and Bayern Munich returns to action in the Bundesliga. Their opponents will be current mid-table club Werder Bremen who have recorded four consecutive 1-1 results in the Bundesliga entering this fixture against Bayern.

Following their 3-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund, Die Roten are top of the table and are in the driver’s seat in the Bundesliga. Considering the fixtures are going to pile up in the next four weeks, the German champions will be looking to maintain a good run of form by winning on Saturday. Here are three things to watch for ahead of Saturday’s match.

International break fatigue?

While the international break was full of positive results for the majority of Bayern’s players, not everyone had a successful time playing for their respective countries. At times the results with the national team do affect player’s confidence and performance in games immediately after the break.

For the German internationals, a 6-0 loss to Spain was a devasting result that saw them not only lose a place in the UEFA Nations League finals, but it was also one of the worst defeats in recent memory for Die Mannschaft. It will be interesting to see how the players who represented Germany bounce back on Saturday following the tough defeat to Spain.

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Robert Lewandowski did not have the best time with Poland as the striker failed to register a goal in both of their Nations League matches. The Polish striker also had minor injury problems during the break as he was withdrawn at half-time against Dutch this week.

Like Germany, Poland was in a position to possibly qualify for the finals of the Nations League but they ended up losing both of their remaining fixtures to Italy and the Netherlands. However, Lewandowski should be able to bounce back and perform well for Bayern as he is always looking to make an impact. He always seems to find a way to score.

No Kimmich in the lineup

This will be the first match Bayern will not have Joshua Kimmich available to be in the starting lineup since his injury against Dortmund. Die Roten has lost one of their key players but they will have players such as Javi Martinez who can step up and fill the void left by Kimmich’s absence.

It will be interesting to see how the club looks in the midfield throughout the match against Bremen without Kimmich. Leon Goretzka is now the go-to leader in the midfield and should continue to be a top performer. For this reason, it may not prove to be a massive loss as Goretzka has been playing very well since the start of the campaign.

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Will Sane continue the scoring form?

Since returning from a brief injury break, Leroy Sane has scored in three of his four matches he’s featured in for Bayern. He should have the opportunity to register yet another goal when Bayern face Werder Bremen on Saturday. It’s been a strong start to the 2020/21 campaign for the new signing and he appears poised to continue his good run of form.