RB Leipzig play host to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with some ground to make back up on the top four. The visitors meanwhile could seal the title depending on how other results go over the weekend.
Where and when: Red Bull Arena Leipzig – 18 March, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski were both on target in the first half when the teams met at the Allianz Arena in October, with the game ending 2-0 to Bayern.
RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich Predictions and Preview
New money challenges old at the weekend, in what promises to be an exciting clash in the upper echelons of the Bundesliga table. Bayern Munich could seal their sixth consecutive title depending on how Schalke and Dortmund fare prior to this game, while RB Leipzig are four points off the Champions League places.
There’s been some eventful meetings between the two sides since Leipzig were promoted to the top flight last season, not least when Bayern sealed a stunning 5-4 win at the Red Bull Arena with two injury time goals last May.
Both teams should be full of confidence after progressing in their European ties in midweek. Die Roten were all but through after the first leg of their Champions League last 16 encounter against Besiktas, sealing an 8-1 aggregate win in Turkey. Leipzig meanwhile drew 1-1 at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Die Bullen start as the 24/5 underdogs despite home advantage in this game, and they could be without injured trio Fabio Coltorti, Marcel Halstenberg and Marcel Sabitzer for this tough assignment.
Der FCB are priced at 8/13, and they continue to miss Manuel Neuer who’s struggling to recover from a broken foot. Arjen Robben, Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Thiago Alcantara are all doubts too, and if they all miss out then a draw at 7/2 looks a little more appealing.
One to watch for RB Leipzig: Talented youngster Timo Werner is in into double figures in the Bundesliga this term, and he’s available at 9/1 to open the scoring on Sunday.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski is the league’s top scorer with 23 goals so far, and he’s the 29/10 favourite to break the deadlock, or 7/2 to bag two or more.
Long shot: After nine goals in this fixture last term, an over 8.5 goals bet has huge odds of 100/1 this time round. It might not be quite the goal fest of last time, but over 4.5 goals at 18/5 could come into play if both teams go all out with so much at stake.