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            Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

            The top two teams in the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich, meet at BayArena this Saturday. The two sides have now played the same amount of games and are separated by only two points, meaning the winner of this weekend's game will sit top of the Bundesliga.

            These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

            The top spot of the Bundesliga is up for grabs this weekend as the top two teams take on each other. Bayern look to inflict Leverkusen’s first loss of the season, whereas Leverkusen look to go five points clear of Munich.

            Bayer Leverkusen currently sit top of the Bundesliga after 20 games. Leverkusen have 16 wins, four draws and are yet to lose. This leaves them on 52 points, just two points ahead of Bayern but 12 points ahead of Stuttgart.

            Leverkusen are one of five teams with a scoring record this season that sees them with an average of two goals a game, scoring 50 goals in 20 games so far. However, it is defensively that Leverkusen have truly shined this season. In 20 games, Leverkusen have conceded 14 goals and have kept ten clean sheets.

            Bayern Munich sit just below Leverkusen in second in the Bundesliga. In 20 games, Bayern have 16 wins, two draws and two losses which leaves them on 50 points, ten points ahead of Stuttgart but two points behind Leverkusen.

            It has been in front of goal where Bayern have truly dominated this season, scoring 56 goals in 20 games giving them an average of 2.95 goals a game and their top scorer, Harry Kane, already has 23 goals to his name. Bayern have also been strong defensively, conceding just 19 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.

            Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich have met 98 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1979. Munich have the better record in the fixture with 60 wins in comparison to Leverkusen’s 20 wins, the other 18 games ending in a draw.

            This fixture is historically high-scoring with 320 goals in 98 games, with Bayern scoring 202 goals and Leverkusen grabbing 118 goals. This is shown in the last three games in the fixture, where there has been a 2 - 2 draw, a 2 - 1 win for Leverkusen and a 4 - 0 win for Bayern.

            Team News

            Bayer Leverkusen Team News

            Xabi Alonso still has Arthur, Victor Boniface and Exequiel Palacios all unavailable due to injury. Odilon Kossounou is also still away with his national team.

            Bayern Munich Team News

            Thomas Tuchel has a big laundry list of injuries. Tarek Buchmann, Bouna Sarr, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Konrad Laimer, Tom Hulsmann, Joshua Kimmich, Daniel Peretz, Dayot Upamecano, Alphonso Davies and Noussair Mazraoui. Min-jae Kim is also still with his national team.

            Form Guide

            In their last five games in all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen have four wins and a draw.

            Patrick Schick was the main man for Leverkusen against Bochum, picking up a first-half hat-trick. He was then joined on the scoresheet by Boniface in the 4 - 0 win over a Bochum side that could only manage one shot on target.

            The return to the Bundesliga after the winter break saw Leverkusen take on Augsburg. Despite having 76% of the possession and 24 shots with six on target, it took until the 94th minute to find a goal. Exequiel Palacios scored the only goal of the game late on for the 1 - 0 win for Leverkusen.

            Xavi Simons gave RB Leipzig the 1 - 0 lead at halftime with his goal in the seventh minute, but Nathan Tella drew Leverkusen level just minutes into the second half. Lois Openda regained the lead for Leipzig, but an equaliser from Jonathan Tah and a 91st-minute goal from Piero Hincapie gave Leverkusen the 3 - 2 win.

            Leverkusen recorded 28 shots, with nine on target and 75% of the possession against Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Leverkusen were unable to find the back of the net. Monchengladbach could only manage three shots on target, but both sides had to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

            Tella grabbed both goals in the 2 - 0 win for Leverkusen over Darmstadt, who had just 32% of the possession.

            Bayer Leverkusen face Stuttgart in the Quarter-final in the DFB Pokal this Tuesday.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Bayern Munich have four wins and one loss.

            A brace from Jamal Musiala and a late goal from Kane gave Bayern the 3 - 0 win over a ten-man Hoffenheim, who had Grischa Promel sent off in the 74th minute.

            However, the next time out saw a big loss for Bayern. Mitchell Weiser scored the only goal of the game in the 59th minute to give Werder Bremen the 1 - 0 win over Bayern, despite Munich having 22 shots with seven on target.

            Bayern bounced back against Union Berlin. Raphael Guerreiro scored in the first minute of the second half to give Bayern the 1 - 0 win, with Union Berlin only managing one shot on target.

            Aleksandar Pavlovic and Davies gave Bayern the 2 - 0 lead at halftime but Ermedin Demirovic’s first goal got Augsburg in the game early in the second half. Kane regained the two-goal cushion, a big enough cushion that Demirovic’s 94th-minute penalty wasn’t enough and Bayern held on for a 3 - 2 win.

            The last time out for Bayern was against Borussia Monchengladbach. Nico Elvedi opened the scoring for Monchengladbach but goals from Pavlovic, Kane and Matthijs de Ligt gave Bayern the 3 - 1 win.

            Footy Accumulators Prediction

            This clash is likely to be a close affair, on the edge with the win likely to be hard-fought. Though Bayern have the better record in the fixture, their injuries and the dominance of Alonso’s Leverkusen will see either a close Leverkusen win or a draw. Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Bayern Munich

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            Last updated 22/04/2024

            Where to watch

            Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich will be broadcasted on Sky Sports Football in the U.K.