This midweek Bundesliga fixture sees champions Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night. Die Roten may have suffered European disappointment but they’re still the team to beat in the German top flight, where they’re looking to flex their muscles and display their superiority once more.
Where and when: Allianz Arena – 20 April, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen: BT Sport
Last time: Patrik Schick gave Leverkusen an early lead at the BayArena when these clubs met just before Christmas, but Robert Lewandowski’s brace handed Munich a 2-1 victory, with the winner coming in the 93rd minute.
Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen Predictions and Preview
Bayern Munich were unable to net a dramatic late winner to match their victory over Bayer Leverkusen earlier this season when they crashed out of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain. Die Roten have a Bundesliga title to defend though, and they can’t afford to wallow in self-pity.
This game follows hot on the heels of Munich’s trip to third-placed Wolfsburg on Saturday, with the Bavarians only holding a five-point lead over second-placed RB Leipzig heading into the weekend. Die Roten are looking to lift the Meisterschale for the ninth season in a row, and there are no more distractions ahead in the closing weeks of the campaign.
There will only be four matches remaining after this one, making a victory for the home team in these Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen predictions hugely significant. Time is running out for Leipzig to catch up, although Die Roten Bullen will hope the speculation surrounding Bayern coach Hansi Flick’s future will act as a destabilising influence.
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Munich have shown their resilience to off-field issues time and again over the years though, and they have a strong record against Leverkusen to fall back on here. Bayern are looking for their fourth victory over Die Werkself in less than a year, following three straight away wins at the BayArena.
However, Leverkusen did win 2-1 at the Allianz Arena last season before lockdown, making it back-to-back victories in this fixture after beating Munich 3-1 at home in February 2019. Bayern were unbeaten in their previous eight meetings though, winning six, and Tuesday’s hosts are the 2/5 favourites for the win with William Hill.
Leverkusen are 34/5 to make it successive away wins against Munich for the first time in their history, with the draw priced at 4/1. Interim coach Hannes Wolf has been tasked with securing Europa League football in the coming weeks, with hopes of finishing in the top four all but over. Adding three points towards that particular target under the floodlights in Munich appears unlikely though.
The visitors can at least take some heart from Bayern’s continued injury troubles though, with key men such as Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso all expected to miss this game. Leverkusen meanwhile will be without Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Julian Baumgartlinger due to long-term knee injuries, with Lars Bender and Santiago Arias further doubts.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: With so much turbulence at Bayern, it’s down to experienced heads like Thomas Muller to guide the team through to another Bundesliga crown. The veteran forward is 11/2 to prove his enduring class by opening the scoring on Tuesday.
One to watch for Bayer Leverkusen: Patrik Schick broke the deadlock when these clubs locked horns earlier in the campaign. The Czech Republic forward has been amongst the goals recently and is 17/2 for the opener in these Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen tips.
Long shot: There’s no doubt Bayern are a wounded animal at present, and they will be looking for a statement performance to bring back some positivity. Munich have beaten Leverkusen 4-2 twice in the last three meetings between the sides, with the same result here priced at 31/1. With Muller scoring first those odds rise to 154/1.