Bundesliga Preview, Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction, Possible Lineups, and Betting Tips

After a disappointing loss against Rostov in a Champions League game, Bayern Munich will try to return to their winning ways when they host Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Bayern Munich needs to win this Saturday’s match if they are to close the gap with the league leaders, RB Leipzig. As of this report, Leipzig tops the Bundesliga table with 24 points, while Bayern trails them by three points.

Bayer Leverkusen’s start to this season has been plainly unsatisfying. They are in the ninth place on the league table with 16 points tucked into their pockets.

Both teams are in a pretty bad shape at the moment as they lost their last Bundesliga matches. Bayern Munich lost against their arch rivals Borussia Dortmund by 1-0 while Leverkusen was beaten 3-2 by the league leader, Leipzig.

Team News: Bayern Munich

In their 3-2 Champions League defeat against Rostov, Bayern’s players, especially strikers, failed to utilize their chances. However, striker Lewandowski will be Manager Carlo Ancelotti’s main man in the attacking lineup despite his mediocre performance in the last match.

Kingsley Coman suffered knee and ankle injuries while training in France two weeks ago, and he will be out for rest of the year.

Winger Arjen Robben’s fitness still is a concern for Bayern Munich, and he is doubtful for the clash against Bayer Leverkusen.

Frank Ribery started the match against Rostov on Wednesday. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful that the French international will be back to his best. He is likely to start the coming match.

Since the match depends upon midfield superiority, Ancelotti might choose Xabi Alonso, Arturo Vidal, and Thiago Alcantara to control the game.

Players of Munich celebrate with their fans after winning the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich.

Players of Munich celebrate with their fans after the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich. [Image by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images]

Bayern Munich: Predicted Lineup (4-3-3)

Neuer – Rafinha, Hummels, Boateng, Bernat – Alonso, Vidal, Thiago – Ribery, Costa, Lewandowski

Team News: Bayer Leverkusen

Manager Roger Schmidt has plenty of options to choose from since none of his players suffer from injuries.

Striker Kevin Volland scored a crucial goal in 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow during this week’s Champions League tie. He should play a key role when they visit the Allianz Arena.

Javier Hernandez has given some great performances this season. Bayer Leverkusen fans have high hopes for him against the German giants, Bayern Munich.

Center-back duo Tah and Toprak will be assigned major defensive responsibility in this game.

Bayer Leverkusen: Predicted Lineup (4-4-2)

Leno – Toprak, Tah, Henrichs, Jedvaj – Calhanoglu, Kampl, Brandt, Aranguiz – Volland, Hernandez

Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-Head

Total games: 76
Bayern Munich wins: 44
Bayer Leverkusen wins: 17
Draws: 15

Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction

Bayern Munich has lost their last two matches, and they look out of touch right now. However, their team is very strong, and they can beat any team when they play at their level. Carlo Ancelotti’s men must win this game if they are to claim the top spot again.

Bayer Leverkusen looks thoroughly dismantled this season as they reside in the ninth place on the league table. They have to play their best football to overpower Bayern.

The match will be competitive, nevertheless. However, Bayern Munich is too good for Bayer Leverkusen in terms of individual quality.

Final Predicted Score. Bayern Munich 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Tips and Odds

  1. Bayern Munich win: 1/4
  2. A draw: 9/2
  3. Bayer Leverkusen win: 17/2
  4. Under 2.5 goals: 6/4
  5. Over 2.5 goals: 1/2
  6. Both teams score: 8/11
  7. Both teams fail to score: evens

The odds were provided by Paddypower.

Key Stats to consider

  • Bayern Munich has won 11 of their last 13 home matches against Bayer.
  • The home side is undefeated in their last 11 Bundesliga home matches.
  • Bayer Leverkusen has only won once against Bayern in their last six matches in all competitions.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 14 of Bayer’s last 16 matches.

The Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen stats were provided by Soccerway.

Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Watch Live Stream Online

The match can be streamed live online by clicking this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.

[Featured Image by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images]

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