Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich visit Bayer Leverkusen in the standout fixture of Matchday 30. The Bavarians have won their last eight league matches, the majority at a canter and in ruthless fashion, and an eighth straight championship will be richly deserved. Elsewhere, Peter Bosz’ young guns are fifth and have collected maximum points from four of their last five games.
Where and when: BayArena, Leverkusen – 6 June, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich: BT Sport 1
Last time: Leon Bailey netted either side of a Thomas Muller strike to hand 10-man Bayer the spoils, inflicting a rare defeat on the champions in the process.
Bayer Leverkusen v Bayer Leverkusen Predictions and Preview
Leverkusen squeezed passed Freiburg in their last fixture, courtesy of star performer Kai Havertz. The 20-year-old was once again the difference and is the latest talent off the German production line destined for the very top.
Havertz has inevitably drawn comparisons to legendary compatriot Michael Ballack for his physique and style of play, and has since received further glowing praise from first-team coach Marcel Daum who likened the youngster to Zinedine Zidane.
Havertz has 14 goals and seven assists to his name and is 13/2 to strike first. The midfielder by trade is expected to continue in a false nine role and will be in for the ultimate test against David Alaba and Lucas Hernandez, Bayern’s €80 million record recruit. Bayer are 5/1 to claim the spoils and 15/4 to grab a point.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Bailey to score anytime||3/1||Offer|
|Both teams to score in first-half||5/2||Offer|
|Bayern Munich to win 2-0||10/1||Offer|
Travelling party Bayern thrashed Dusseldorf in the build up to this weekend’s contest. The Bavarians are head and shoulders above any team in the division and arguably favourites for Champions League glory provided the competition resumes.
Robert Lewandowski, central to Munich’s European aspirations, has scored 44 goals from 37 appearances and is the 23/10 favourite to open proceedings. The Pole is likely to be flanked by Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry and the duo are 7/5 and 14/5, respectively, to score anytime.
Der Klassiker match winner Joshua Kimmich is 18/1 to net last and is flourishing in a midfield role after transitioning from full-back.
The versatile performer does not look out of place in his new position and will be integral to Bayern for the next decade, much in the same vein as idol Philipp Lahm. Bayern are 4/9 to register victory number 22 of the Bundesliga season.
One to watch for Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland has a hugely impressive 16 goal contributions from 22 league matches and only Kai Havertz has scored more than the attacker. Volland is 15/2 to bag last.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies has been a revelation since breaking in to the Hans Flick’s side and the left-back, like Kimmich, should be a mainstay in the team for the best years of his career. The speedster is 25/1 to register the final effort of the clash.
Long shot: Leverkusen know they can beat Bayern and achieving the double would be a real psychological blow for the likes of Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Gladbach as the race for the top four spots go down to the final day of the calendar. A repeat of the 2-1 scoreline in November is 19/1.