Friday's Bundesliga fixture comes from Bavaria as Bayern Munich welcome Wolfsburg to Allianz Arena.
Carlo Ancelotti's charges endured some dreadful pre-season results but the German champions have made a solid start to the season, having won four of their opening five league fixtures; it hasn't all been plain sailing for the Bavarians, though, as they were beaten by Hoffenheim earlier this month and have been dealt a significant blow with news that 'keeper Manuel Neuer will be out of action until January following surgery on a foot injury.
Nevertheless, Bayern boast a formidable home record, for the Bavarians are unbeaten in 24 Bundesliga matches on their own patch; indeed, Bayern's last league loss at Allianz Arena was back in March 2016.
It is, therefore, no surprise that bet365 go just 1/6 (1.17) that Bayern are winners against Wolfsburg on Friday, while the odds compilers offer 6/1 (7.0) that Ancelotti's team are forced to settle for a share of the spoils from Friday's fixture.
Wolfsburg narrowly avoided relegation to the second tier after a catastrophic campaign last time out; indeed, the Wolves required a nerve-shredding play-off victory against Eintracht Braunschweig to preserve their place in the top tier of German football.
The visitors, too, have had far from serene preparation ahead of their trip to take on the German champions, for Andries Jonker was sacked as manager on Monday, with Martin Schmidt taking control of first team affairs.
On the surface, Schmidt's appointment appeared to make little discernible difference as Wolfsburg were held at home by Werder Bremen on Tuesday night and bet365 offer a chunky 14/1 (15.0) that Schmidt's first victory as Wolfsburg manager comes against Bayern.
Such an outcome, however, appears to be a remote possibility given the apparent gulf in class between the teams and Bayern will aim to claim another emphatic victory on home soil, having scored 10 goals - with just one goal against - in their three fixtures on their own patch so far this season.
Bayern are as short as 8/15 (1.53) to lead at both half time and full time in Friday's fixture, while bet365 go 10/11 (1.91) that Ancelotti's team win to nil against Wolfsburg; that particular play would have seen punters profit from each of Bayern's last three wins in all competitions.
Better value, though, could lie in backing Bayern to win by at least three clear goals against Schmidt's side; the selection would have paid dividends in each of Bayern's last four victories in all competitions and bet365's 6/5 (2.20) quote for the trend to continue could offer good value once again here.