The 2016/17 Bundesliga schedule release has thrown up some mouth-watering encounters. Champions FC Bayern München kick off the defence of their title at home to SV Werder Bremen whilst Thomas Tuchel's Borussia Dortmund host the coach's former club 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Accordingly, bundesliga.com asked five legends of the game to run their rule over the games…
A FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany in 1974, Maier retired in 1980 having made a record 536 appearances for FC Bayern München. Of Bayern's opening day match with Bremen, the now 72-year-old says: "Bayern against Bremen is a good opening match. FCB plays as champion on home soil and they need a good start once again. Bayern will win 3-0."