Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg (Sunday, 2.30pm)
Indeed, the visitors currently occupy the fourth Champions League qualification spot after losing just one of their opening 13 games.
We say: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Wolfsburg
With Wolfsburg's team selection up in the air, largely due to a coronavirus outbreak in the squad, we can envisage Dortmund starting the New Year with a win as they look to draw a line under the Favre era.
Haaland returning to the side would increase their chances of winning, of course, but we think they may look to ease their top goalscorer back into things, with Moukoko possessing the ability to punish a potentially-depleted Wolves' back line.
Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.
Bayern vs. Mainz 05 (Sunday, 5.00pm)
The visitors, meanwhile, are looking to avoid becoming stranded in the automatic relegation places.
We say: Bayern Munich 4-0 Mainz 05
We can envisage Bayern kicking off the New Year with something of a rout as they look to lay a marker at the top of the table.
Managerless Mainz look to be in disarray at the moment and while Quaison and Mateta may cause problems for Bayern on the break, we do not think they will be able to handle Bayern's offensive weapons.
Our tipster partners are predicting over 3.5 goals.