League-leaders Bayern Munich are matched up against mid-table Bayer Leverkusen in this round 25 in the Bundesliga campaign. Can the latter spring a surprise, or is it another day at the office for the former? The answer arrives at BayArena this coming Sunday.
Bayern Munich enjoy the view from the top of the table with 52 points after 24 league matches this season. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen find themselves positioned as number nine in the Bundesliga with 34 points following 24 rounds.
Although Bayer Leverkusen are behind Bayern Munich in the table by double digits, beating the league leaders in the Bundesliga would be huge for the hosts.
Bayer Leverkusen scored two goals on average in their past ten matches, hitting the target 20 times. They conceded 13 goals, an average of 1.3 and pulled off two clean sheets.
Bayern Munich enter their next Bundesliga match, averaging a highly satisfactory 2.4 goals per game in their last ten matches, in which they scored a presentable total of 24 goals, while also conceding 12 times. That is a total average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring three times.
It was an enormously entertaining 4-0 match, when these two sides last played each other. A similar feast of goals would go down well on Sunday.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen Form
In their last three outings, Bayer Leverkusen won 2-0 against Ferencvaros, beat Werder Bremen by 2-3 and hammered Ferencvaros 0-2. Bayer Leverkusen won four of their past six matches on home soil in the Bundesliga, where they also lost twice but drew none. They scored 12 goals and conceded six times.
Bayern Munich Form
Bayern Munich look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against VfB Stuttgart, who were defeated by 1-2. Then, PSG got outclassed in a 2-0 win, before beating Augsburg by 5-3. Bayern Munich came through their last six away games in the Bundesliga with four wins. Of those six matches, they drew once and lost once in which, they scored 14 and conceded nine.
Bayern Munich are favoured by the bookmakers, and while we are certain, Bayer Leverkusen is going to put up a fight, we believe the visitors will prevail in the end.
Bayer Leverkusen have taken eight points from their last 11 games against teams from the top half of the Bundesliga table. They won two of these matches with a scoreline of 16 goals to 23. Bayern Munich took seven wins from their last 11 games against teams from the top half of the Bundesliga table. They collected 25 points, scored 35 goals and conceded ten. Bayer Leverkusen are looking at a record of ten wins, four draws and ten defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Bayern Munich put 15 wins, seven draws and two defeats on the board in the Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Stats
- In 7 of the last 8 matches Bayer Leverkusen played, both teams scored
- In 5 of the last 7 Bayer Leverkusen matches the sum of goals was over 4.5
- Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Bayer Leverkusen matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 10 of the last 11 home matches
- Bayern Munich have not lost 35 of the last 37 matches
- Bayern Munich have scored in 44 of the last 46 matches
- Bayern Munich have scored in 35 of the last 37 away matches
- Bayern Munich have not lost 20 of the last 22 away matches
- Bayern Munich have won 10 of the last 12 away matches
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Squads
Bayer Leverkusen Squad
The 41-year-old coach of the home team, Xabi Alonso, will select the lineup against Bayern Munich from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season:
Andrey Lunev (0/1), Lukas Hradecky (0/23), Niklas Lomb (0/0), Patrick Pentz (0/0), Daley Sinkgraven (0/10), Edmond Tapsoba (1/24), Jeremie Frimpong (7/24), Jonathan Tah (1/23), Mitchel Bakker (3/19), Noah Mbamba (0/0), Odilon Kossounou (0/18), Piero Hincapie (1/21), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (0/8), Ayman Azhil (0/0), Charles Aranguiz (1/10), Exequiel Palacios (1/18), Florian Wirtz (0/8), Joshua Eze (0/0), Kerem Demirbay (3/19), Nadiem Amiri (3/19), Robert Andrich (2/22), Adam Hlozek (4/21), Amine Adli (2/16), Callum Hudson-Odoi (0/13), Karim Bellarabi (0/6), Moussa Diaby (8/23), Patrik Schick (3/14), Sardar Azmoun (2/14).
Bayern Munich Squad
Here is the full team squad of Bayern Munich. The 35 year-old Julian Nagelsmann will select his starting lineup from the following players:
Johannes Schenk (0/0), Manuel Neuer (0/12), Sven Ulreich (0/3), Yann Sommer (0/19), Alphonso Davies (1/21), Benjamin Pavard (3/21), Bouna Sarr (0/0), Daley Blind (0/4), Dayot Upamecano (0/22), Joao Cancelo (1/5), Josip Stanisic (0/10), Matthijs de Ligt (2/21), Noussair Mazraoui (0/12), Joshua Kimmich (3/23), Leon Goretzka (3/18), Paul Wanner (0/2), Ryan Gravenberch (0/15), Arijon Ibrahimovic (0/1), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (10/17), Jamal Musiala (11/23), Kingsley Coman (5/16), Leroy Sane (7/22), Mathys Tel (4/15), Sadio Mane (6/17), Serge Gnabry (9/24), Thomas Muller (4/17).
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Team News
At the time of writing, Bayer Leverkusen have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Bayern Munich this coming Sunday.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Charles Aranguiz, Joshua Eze and Patrik Schick nurses various injuries and won't take part for Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich at BayArena.
Bayern Munich are looking at five players missing out on their match this coming Sunday at BayArena.
Names like Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Sadio Mane and Bouna Sarr most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Lineups
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich H2H
Their latest encounter was a belter of a game, which finished with a 4-0 scoreline. An uncommon result, but we would not mind a similar goal fest this coming Sunday. Bayern Munich will be excited about a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen, who have found it hard to deal with their upcoming visitors. Bayern Munich go into the match with a 7-1-2 advantage. The bookies have Bayern Munich to win this match at best price odds of 11/20.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Results
In eight of the previous ten matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich both teams scored.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Look no further than Sardar Azmoun, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target twice lately for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, while Kingsley Coman managed four goals in the last half dozen matches for Bayern Munich in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Bayer Leverkusen collected seven wins, drew zero and lost three in the 10 most games across all tournaments at BayArena. Bayern Munich won eight of their previous 10 away, drew one and lost one times. Bayer Leverkusen won six of their last 10 Bundesliga matches, while Bayern Munich managed six wins in their previous 10.
Both teams to score was a winning bet eight times in the ten encounters most recent outings between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. More than three goals came out eight times, as Bayer Leverkusen scored 1.2 goals on average, with Bayern Munich pulling off 2.6 goals on average. Bayer Leverkusen performed an average of 2.7 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals came up in seven of Bayern Munich's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.7 goals in these matches.