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Bayern vs Nuremburg – Draws no longer good enough for hosts

| 13.11.2010

The incentive of moving above their Bavaria neighbours in the Bundesliga standings should prove enough alone to inspire Bayern Munich to a victory over Nuremberg.

Match Odds

Although unbeaten in four league outings, Bayern desperately need to start picking up victories on a regular basis if they have serious aspirations of winning the title.

They are already 15 points behind leaders Dortmund after 11 games of the season, winning just four of their fixtures so far.

However, they are 3/10 to beat Nuremberg, which would help them move a point ahead of their rivals in the table and begin to close the gap on Dortmund.

Bayern are further boosted by the return of three players to training, with Franck Ribery potentially providing some much needed creativity

But Louis van Gaal is likely to name an unchanged team, with Mark van Bommel and Diego Contento also liable to start from the bench.

Nuremberg come into the game high on confidence after three straight Bundesliga victories, which is the first time they have achieved this feat since 2007.

They are 9/1 to beat Bayern, but the difficulty of their challenge is shown by the fact they have not won at Munich for 18 years.

First Goalscorer

Mehmet Ekici has been one of the stars for Nuremberg and he may be keen to show his skills to the team that have sent him across Bavaria on loan.

Ekici is 16/1 to open the scoring against Bayern, but the home defence will also have to be weary to the danger posed by another youngster.

Ilkay Gundogan has scored four Bundesliga goals this season and is 14/1 to be the first goalscorer against Bayern.

For the hosts, Mario Gomez has been one of their better players in recent weeks and is 3/1 favourite to break the deadlock.

The last time that Nuremberg won away at Bayern was in the same season that they last finished above them in the Bundesliga. See the complete Bayern Munich vs Nuremberg match betting odds market.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.