Bayern Munich v Hertha Berlin – Wednesday 19:00, BT Sport ESPN
Life under Carlo Ancelotti isn’t too dissimilar to life under Pep Guardiola for Bayern fans after they eased to another Bundesliga win on Saturday. They’ve picked up maximum points so far and the only other team on nine after three games are their opponents here.
Hertha put in a great shift on Sunday to win 2-0 at Schalke and they’ll be delighted to see the list of potentially absent players for their opponents for this clash as Lahm, Hummels, Alaba and Muller could all join Badstuber and Costa on the sideline. Despite the multiple injuries and Hertha’s hot-form, Bayern are no bigger than 1.17 to record their 11th consecutive win over the East German outfit.
After their victory at the weekend they’ve now won 17 of their 19 home fixtures since the start of last season and 10 of the wins have had at least four goals. An 11th in 20 is odds-against here and that looks big given Hertha have netted twice in every match so far this term.
Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for the third successive match on Saturday against Ingolstadt (after doing the same against Rostov in Europe and Schalke in the league) and he’s just 3.25 to do it again here. Since joining the German champions he has scored 27 goals in the 30 home matches he’s started. The Pole is worth backing at anything above 1.50 to score anytime but our best bet is a high-scoring Bayern win.