The Bundesliga is back this weekend for another round of fixtures and we’ve previewed the key clashes to watch out for.

Can Leverkusen thwart Bayern?

Seven points clear at the head of the Bundesliga and seemingly destined to be champions, Bayern Munich travel to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in a much-anticipated fixture at the top end of the table.

In recent weeks, Bayern have been nothing short of perfect with the Bundesliga giants winning all four of their last games, with the most impressive victory coming against fellow title challengers Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern have managed to score an impressive 13 goals in that time with five coming against Eintracht Frankfurt and another five against Fortuna Dusseldorf last weekend. They, unsurprisingly, head into this fixture as the 4/9 favourites.

Apart from suffering a loss at the hands of Wolfsburg, Leverkusen have also been in excellent form recently, winning three of their last four fixtures, where they were particularly impressive in the 3-1 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach. Leverkusen have been quietly going about their business and they now currently sit only two points off RB Leipzig in third place. They are priced at 11/2 to defeat the champions-elect.

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies has been in sensational form recently, with the young left-back scoring twice as well as being awarded the man of the match award twice – and he’s 15/2 to score anytime on Saturday.

Another player from this fixture that has been rather impressive is Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz. Havertz has recently become the youngest player in Leverkusen’s history to score more than 10 goals in a Bundesliga season and he definitely will not be looking to end things there. Havertz can be backed at 13/2 to score first against Bayern.

Hertha to cause an upset at Dortmund?

Elsewhere on Saturday, Dortmund host Hertha Berlin at Westfalenstadion with the slim hope that they can still catch Bayern in top spot.

After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Bayern, Dortmund bounced back and smashed Paderborn for six last weekend. Lucien Favre’s side have defeated Hertha in the last two meetings between the sides but only by a single goal margin on both occasions, which suggests things could be tight on Saturday, with under 2.5 goals priced at 7/4.

Although Dortmund have been scoring goals for fun with 12 goals in four fixtures, goals from the strikers have been rather limited, with Erling Haaland failing to find the net since notching against Schalke three weeks ago. That said, Dortmund still head into this fixture as strong favourites at a price of 7/20 for the win, and following his hat-trick last time out, Jadon Sancho is 3/1 to score first here.

Hertha were slipping down the table earlier in the season and on the verge of finding themselves in trouble, but have been one of the standout teams in the last couple of weeks. Bruno Labbadia’s men are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three and drawing one while also scoring 11 goals, and they now find themselves sitting comfortably in ninth place. Hertha can be backed to win this weekend at a price of 15/2.

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