After a sudden scare in the Bundesliga with their place at the top of the table in doubt, Bayern Munich stretched their lead over RB Leipzig back to seven points with a weekend 3-2 win over Wolfsburg. Now, the champions elect will face off with another difficult test in midweek and Bayer Leverkusen arrive at the Allianz Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen are on a three-game unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga. Since sacking Peter Bosz and installing Hannes Wolf as interim coach on March 23, Bayer Leverkusen have not lost a match. They are benefiting from the uptick in form so many teams receive when changing coaches during the campaign. Wolf has bounced around as a coach most recently overseeing Stuttgart, Hamburger, Belgium’s Genk, and the German U-18s. Now, as interim coach, he is doing well in the job and could get the full-time position in the offseason.
The Company XI went to the Allianz Arena last season and claimed a 2-1 win against Bayern Munich. Leon Bailey scored either side of a Thomas Muller goal in the first half to power Bayer Leverkusen to victory. Bayer Leverkusen have won just three times in their last 15 matches in all competitions against Bayern Munich. They have won a mere two of their last eight matches away to Die Roten.
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The big news out of Bavarian after Bayern Munich’s weekend win at Wolfsburg is Hansi Flick’s intentions to terminate his contract. Flick still has two years to go on the deal, but it is speculated the coach will take over the Germany national team job following the Euros. Flick’s relationship with Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has made headlines in recent weeks. Both men are under immense pressure and appear not to be getting along.
Despite the issues at the coaching helm, Flick’s team took 16 points from their last 18 available. Die Roten outscored opponents 16 to six. Bookies have Bayern Munich at odds of 3/7 to win the match against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.
Bayer Leverkusen are at odds of 13/2 to win for a second straight season at the Allianz Arena. The Company XI have seen an improvement in form with three straight games ending without loss. They took 10 points from the last 18 available with 14 goals scored and 10 allowed.
Wolf’s team are holding off Borussia Monchengladbach and Union Berlin in the race for the final Europa League qualification place. Bayer Leverkusen are four points ahead of the chasing Europa League qualification chasers. Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen are at odds of 17/4 to draw on Tuesday night. The last nine games between the clubs finished without draws.
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During Saturday’s win over Wolfsburg, there was a lot of talk about Bayern Munich potentially overhauling their squad. Jerome Boateng and David Alaba are already set to leave. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s name has also been mentioned as a player to possibly leave the club in the offseason.
Flick could start young gun Jamal Musiala after his brace against Wolfsburg. Eric Choup-Moting also got on the scoresheet. The former Stoke City and Paris Saint-Germain man has done well in Robert Lewandowski’s absence. Speaking of Lewandowski, he is still out with a knee injury and with Bayern Munich heading for the title and out of the Champions League, won’t be rushed back.
Lucas Hernandez and Leon Goretzka are doubts for the game. Douglas Costa, Corentin Tolisso, and Niklas Sule are all ruled out.
Wolf maybe unbeaten in three straight matches as coach of Bayer Leverkusen, but he is still finding the best team available. Speedy wingers Bailey and Moussa Diaby may not start the game while the coach has to decide on either Patrik Schick or Lucas Alario. Alario is Bayer Leverkusen's top scorer in the Bundesliga with 10 goals. The Argentine has scored twice in his last three league games against Bayern Munich.
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The last nine matches in all competitions between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen finished with both teams scoring goals. Bayern Munich’s defence is not as strong as it was last term. They conceded twice to Wolfsburg at the weekend in a 3-2 win. On a short rest, the injury-hit team could once again concede. Bayer Leverkusen have improved defensively under Wolf, but are up against the league leaders and top scorers on Tuesday night.
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Musiala has six goals in 22 matches in the Bundesliga. He has been brilliant and will be a regular in the team next season. The attacking midfielder scored twice at the weekend versus Wolfsburg and is in great form. Flick could start the attacker against Bayer Leverkusen if Goretzka is once again unable to play. Musiala has scored three times in his last two Bundesliga matches.
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Nine straight matches in all competitions between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Games have seen goals and have been entertaining to watch for neutrals. The reverse fixture between the clubs finished 2-1 in favour of Bayern Munich. Schick opened the scoring in the 14th minute for Bayer Leverkusen but Lewandowski equalised just before halftime. The game was headed for a 1-1 draw until Lewandowski scored again in the 90th minute.
Bayern Munich have learned to live without Lewandowski in the Bundesliga. To be fair, they should have defeated Paris Saint-Germain last weekend by far more than 1-0 and progressed to the semifinals of the competition. However, Bayern Munich wasted their goalscoring chances.
Flick’s side won’t waste their goalscoring chances versus Bayer Leverkusen. It should be a close game with goals going in at both ends. Bayer Leverkusen won this fixture in 2019-20. Draws have been rare between the clubs. The last nine games all ended with a winner and this week’s match should follow that trend.
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