Bayern Munich harvested goals by the bucket-load in their meetings with Hannover last season and with bwin offering to double or triple your first goalscorer odds if the player in question bags a brace or a hat-trick Franck Ribery looks like a worthy recipient of your hard-earned cash.
Bayern are hippopotamus-heavy 3/25 favourites to take all three points at the Allianz Arena, with a Hannover success 14/1 and 33/4 the price about the game ending with honours even.
Ribery led the marauders in Die Roten’s two lopsided Bundesliga meetings with Hannover last term, helping himself to three goals as Bayern followed up a 5-0 home win with a 6-1 victory at HDI-Arena.
The Frenchman has been moving through the gears of late, getting his name on the scoresheet against Nurnberg and Chelsea inside his last three outings and he’s 9/2 to open the scoring.
Hannover are currently enjoying a lofty position in the German top flight, where they occupy the fourth Champions League place after four games, but they have a secret shame.
Each of the three wins in four games that earned them their current standing were secured at home, with their sole loss a 3-0 turnover at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
A glance at the 2012/13 Bundesliga final placings shows that Mirko Slomka’s charges lost more away games than any other side bar Fortuna Dusseldorf, who also fell to 12 road reverses.
They even managed to snatch the wooden spoon from the relegated Dusseldorf outfit in that regard by shipping more goals on their travels.
As a result Bayern, who averaged 3.2 goals per home game last term, should be able to turn in a dominant performance against their visitors.
In expectation of such a showing a bet on Bayern winning at half-time and full-time at 2/5 may rate a more attractive proposition than the cramped odds about a home win.
However if they fail to deliver on that front then you’ll get your money back on all single first goalscorer bets, meaning backing Bayern’s rampaging French winger Ribery is even more attractive with a little extra insurance.
On current form such an outcome looks far from impossible either, as Pep Guardiola’s men have led just two of their four league games at both the interval and the conclusion so far this season.