There will be many partying in the streets of Munich for various reasons, although it is unlikely that many of them will be for footballing reasons.
Indeed, this is the time of year when the Oktoberfest celebrations traditionally take place, while there will undoubtedly be many that will be enjoying their time playing at an online casino where they are able to play their favorite games.
However, the dominant force in the Bundesliga, FC Bayern, have been far from a shadow of what many expect, as Julian Naglesmann’s side continues to struggle on the pitch.
In fact, it has been described as a crisis, with their latest form guide making for rather unattractive reading for clubs of Die Roten. Indeed, the team is winless in the division in their last four games.
There has been a lot of anger and upset about the team recently, especially as they entered the international break on the back of a 1-0 shock defeat to FC Augsburg – Bavarian rivals – on Saturday.
Having won the first three games by scoring 15 goals and conceding just one, there form has been strikingly contrasting compared to the record-breaking start that was enjoyed.
Nagelsmann’s team have not won in the last four, with a run of three consecutive draws to Borussia Monchengladbach, Union Berlin – a team that have been told to dream about winning the Bundesliga after going top – and Stuttgart before succumbing to the defeat to their regional rivals.
That defeat also saw the club fail to score for the first time in 87 consecutive league matches; a stretch that began following the 0-0 draw against Red Bull Leipzig back in February 2020 on the 9th.
So, are FC Bayern currently in crisis mode? Well, those that like to play real money pokies might suggest that they are as they would suggest that a win for a sustained period of time is something to be concerned about.
However, we have only played seven games thus far of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season, therefore there is still plenty of time for FC Bayern to turn things around and for Nagelsmann to right the wrongs to have been experienced.
Of course, the team has had to dwell on things a little longer than perhaps they would have liked with the international break in progress, however it will have given them time to reflect and to work on those issues that have been highlighted.
Now, with Bayer Leverkusen up next on Friday 30th September, the Bavarians will need to ensure they are at their very best.