Is there any team that could stop the Bavarian’s this season? Bayern Leverkusen travel to the Allianz arena tomorrow looking to get the first points from Munich this season. It is a daunting task for Leverkusen but the North Rhine-Westphalia club are determined to do the unthinkable.
Bayern Munich have shown no signs of slowing down this season and sit at the top of the table with a comfortable 24 points from the 8 games played so far. They have a 12 point lead over the reigning champions Borussia Dotrmund and 5th place Bayern Leverkusen and the only loss Munich has suffered so far this season is in Champions league. Bayern Munich’s numbers at both the end of the pitch are impressive, the Bavarians have managed to score 26 goals in total so far in the 8 league games and at the back have only let in 2 goals. Those numbers should be watched closely by Leverkusen, who have also achieved some decent results this season. However, too many unwanted draws have derailed a title challenge. Against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Leverkusen was leading 2-1. They were given a golden chance to wrap the match up as they were awarded a late penalty. Andre Schürrle missed and Leverkusen paid the price as they conceded in injury time. They drew against Stuttgart in a match in which they had the majority of chances. Yet another drew ensued last week against Mainz, 2-2.
Team News, line-ups and Prediction:
For Bayern Munich– Luiz Gustavo could start alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger again, with Javi Martinez getting another rest after a Champions League match. Netherlands winger Arjen Robben is expected to start from the bench after his return from the injury last weekend.
Bayern Leverkusen – Sidney Sam returns from injury to challenge Karim Bellarabi for his spot on the right wing and with Michal Kadlec injured, Hajime Hosogai could get his chance at left-back.
- Bayern Munich are on a winning streak in the Bundesliga that runs to 11 match.
- Bayern Munich have scored at least 2 goals in their last 11matches in the Bundesliga.
- Bayern Munich have managed to keep clean sheats in their last 5 matches in the Bundesliga.
- Bayern Munich have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against Bayer Leverkusen in all competitions.
- Bayer Leverkusen have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4matches in the Bundesliga.
- Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in their last 5 matches in the Bundesliga
Bayern will no doubt be looking to continue their winning streak and Leverkusen will have nothing to lose in the match and will go all out on the league leaders and yet all facts point to a clear statement that it will be yet another 3 points in the bag for Munich.
Our prediction: 2-0 win for Bayern Munich.