Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig – Match Preview & Prediction
Bayern Munich vs Leipzig; Team News, Head to Head, Match Prediction
Bayern Munich welcome RB Leipzig to the Alianz arena on Sunday evening for a top of the table showdown. A point separates both teams at the top heading into this tie although the Bayern are favourites as the form book backs them ahead of this encounter that promises fireworks.
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig team news
Bayern Munich come into this match top of the table and will aim to stretch their lead as the host Leipzig on Sunday evening. Hansi flick’s men have enjoyed an impressive run of form in recent weeks notching up six straight league wins in the process, a run which dates back to December 2019.
The Champions have definitely capitalized on the inconsistencies of their title rivals in recent weeks and will now push to widen the gap between them and the chasing pack as they look to successfully defend their title.
The Bavarians have been imperious in front of goal this campaign, the table toppers are currently Bundesliga’s top scorers with 58 goals from 20 games played and 33 of those goals have come at home, this statistic might prove a major worry for Leipzig if they hope to keep the Bayern attack at Bay.
Bayern have scored at least three goals in six of their 10 home games this season and have scored at least three in five of their last six league games.
Team news ahead of this tie indicates Bayern could welcome the likes of Kingsley Coman back to the side and Lucas Hernandez could also feature, the trio of Javi Martinez, Niklas Sule and Ivan Perisic remain absentees.
Probable lineup ; Neuer – Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago – Gnabry, Goretzka, Muller – Lewandowski.
Leipzig have endured a poor run of form in the last few weeks. One point from their last two league outings has seen them surrender their lead at the top to Bayern and perhaps head into their biggest game of the campaign so far as they look to renew their title charge.
Leipzig will definitely be worried about their lack of form away from home in recent games. Julian Naglesman’s men have failed to win four of their last five competitive fixtures on the road and that casts a shadow on their chances of causing an upset as they travel to face the league leaders.
Despite the negatives, The red Bulls still remain the League’s best away team on the road this campaign. Leipzig have won 6 of their 10 trips this season scoring 25 goals in the process.
The visitors will also channel confidence from their prolific goalscoring form this season, Leipzig have scored at least two goals in 10 of their last 11 Bundesliga fixtures and have also averaged at least two goals per game on their travels this season, this will be a worry for the Bayern defence.
Team news for the visitors indicates they will be without the duo of Kevin Kampl and Willi Orban who will be missing due to injuries.
Probable lineup; Gulacsi – Mukiele, Klostermann, Upermecano, Halstenberg – Laimer, Adams – Sabitzer, Nkunku, Werner – Schick.
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Head to Head
- Bayern have won their last six league fixtures
- Leipzig are winless in their last two league fixtures
- Bayern are unbeaten in their last three home fixtures against Leipzig
- Leipzig are unbeaten in three of their last five meetings with Bayern
- Leipzig are without a clean sheet in their last 6 competitive games
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Match Prediction
- Both teams to score @ 1.44
- 3 or more match goals @ 1.40
- Over 3.5 match bookings @ 1.56
- Over 8.5 corner kicks @ 1.35
- First goal scored by kicking @ 1.5
- Robert Lewandowski anytime goal scorer @ 1.32
- Thomas Muller over 0.5 shot on target @ 1.7