Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Match Preview
Bayer Leverkusen will look to tripe the Champions Bayern Munich when the Bundesliga season restarts after the Christmas break. These are the two in-form teams in the German top-flight which makes this Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich fixture very engrossing. The match will be played at the BayArena on Friday night, January 12, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
After 17 games in the season, Leverkusen find themselves fourth in the table (28pts, W7, D7, L3). They are 13 points off the leaders Bayern, but are equal on points with Borussia Dortmund (third). In fact, teams from third to sixth have the same points while only five points separate this group from the 11th placed Hannover. With the race for the Champions League qualification places so tight, Leverkusen would like to make the best of their recent form. They are unbeaten in 12 games in the league (W6, D6) and their last loss in the Bundesliga was in September at Hertha Berlin. They have started the season with a 3-1 loss at Bayern and would be eager to dish out revenge. Can they put their form to best use in this Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich fixture?
The early hiccups in the season are no longer there for Bayern who have established a comfortable 11-point gap at the top. They have lost just twice in the league so far (41pts, W13, D2, L2) with both their losses coming on the road. However, they have the second-best attacking return in the league (37 goals) and have conceded the least (11 goals). The form of Robert Lewandowski (15 goals) is spurring their charge and the Polish striker will once again be the key in the second-half of the season. Leverkusen are unbeaten at home this season (W4, D4) but Bayern have won six of their nine away games (67%) and will be confident ahead of this clash.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich H2H
Bayern have won their earlier fixture of the season against Leverkusen (3-1). They have lost only once in their last ten league encounters against their hosts (W6, D3, L1). Their last win at the BayArena in the Bundesliga came in March 2013, with their current manager Jupp Heynckes in charge.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Team News
Leverkusen do not have any injury worries ahead of this encounter.
Bayern have question marks over the availability of right-back Joshua Kimmich, while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and midfielder Thiago Alcantara also remain sidelined.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Probable Line-ups
Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Tah, S. Bender, Restos, Wendell, Aranguiz, L. Bender, Havertz, Bailey, Volland, Brandt.
Bayern Munich: Ilreich, Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba, Coman, Vidal, Martinez, Robben, Rodriguez, Lewandowski.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Predictions
There will be goals at both ends in this game. We believe that the presence of Lewandowski and Volland will add spice to the game and goals in both nets looks like a very interesting betting tip. We also believe that the firepower at the disposal of the visitors makes them favourites to win this game.