With a very curious and significant clash begins our Sunday walk on the football fields of Europe, at his Bay Arena, Bayer Leverkusen welcomes the German champion Bayern Munich, and these two teams were leaders with 16 points and the same indicators before the start of this eighth round. in the Bundesliga.
As we mentioned, the two teams are separated only by the goal difference after 5 - 1 - 1 wins, draws and losses and conceded 7 goals, but the guests scored 24 against 20 goals of Leverkusen and these are the two strongest attacks. This is of course a compliment to the Aspirins' game at the beginning of the long battle of the season, the draw was in the first round in Berlin against Union - 1: 1, and the only loss on this field after the incredible action against Dortmund, which turned 3 : 2 for the final 3: 4, and from then on only wins, with the two in LE a total of five in a row, the last two with 4: 0 away against Celtic and Bielefeld. This gives confidence and calm to the boys led in the new season by the Swiss Heraldo Seoane, who replaced Hannes Wolf, and the final goal is a clear, more advanced position than 6th at the end of the last championship,
The "Bavarians" arrive on this field and suffered their first defeat of the season, at home with 1: 2 from Eintracht Frankfurt in the seventh round. The two-week break has certainly been good for Bayern and their new manager Julian Nagelsmann, who also drew in the first round away against Mönchengladbach - 1: 1, and then nine consecutive victories, some of them extremely convincing - 12: 0 against Bremer for the German Cup as a guest and 5: 0 over Hertha and 7: 0 against Bochum in the Bundesliga, 3: 0 against Barcelona at the Camp Nou and 5: 0 at home against Dynamo Kiev in their group in the Champions League. So the champions have nothing to worry about at all, and today we have an interesting football duel between Lewandowski with 7 goals, Kimih and Gnabri with 3 for the guests, against Chic with 6, Wirz and Diaby with 4 for the hosts.
Very interesting and productive are the direct matches, see for yourself - in 2018 - 2019 exchanged home victories with 3: 1. In 2019 - 2020 again exchanged successes, but for the guests - 2: 1 for Leverkusen and 4: 2 for Bayern. Last season, however, two victories for the "Bavarian Machine" - 2: 1 at this stadium and the only goalless match in both gates - 2: 0 at the Allianz Arena, to recall the final of the German Cup in 2020 - 4: 2 for the Bavarians in Berlin. Today, with a little more than 3/1 are the favorites of the bookmakers, the guests are logically announced, the tips are 2, 1 and 1X, because understandably two of the very probable outcomes - over 2.5 goals and goal / goal are with low and unusable rates for us.
Bayer Leverkusen is productive
This match is a derby at the top of the Bundesliga. The second in the ranking accepts the first.
Bayer Leverkusen's team is performing above expectations. And this is mainly due to their offensive effectiveness.
With 20 goals scored in 7 games played, they are second only to today's opponent.
They have a real playmaker phenomenon. This is 18-year-old Florian Wirz.
He has 4 goals and 5 assists from 6 games played.
Patrick Chick is also in great shape and has scored 6 goals.
Bayern Munich scores a lot
Bayern Munich are leaders in the standings only by goal difference. And that's because they scored 4 more goals than their opponent.
Just before the break, they recorded their first wrong step in a perhaps completely undeserved loss to Frankfurt.
Eintracht himself did not believe in this victory for a long time.
But with one counterattack and one goal from a corner kick they achieved a historic first success with 3 accurate shots in the match.
Forecast for Leverkusen - Bayern
For this match, I believe that the victory will be for Bayern Munich.
An over-performance in attack, which lies on the shoulders of an 18-year-old, seems to me somewhat unnatural.
And probably, at least for a moment and against this opponent, the story of Florian Wirz can be interrupted for a while.
I expect a response from Julian Nagelsman's wards as well. They will be eager to prove who the boss is in this league.
As well as redeem their guilt in front of the fans.
However, Eintracht showed how to mark the Bavarians.
So at least a goal from Bayer Leverkusen is fair to expect.
And this will lead the match to at least 3 hits in it.
Which in certain circumstances can be covered even by the visiting team only.
I won't even comment on the addition of over 4 corners.
Because this is the minimum below which these teams are simply impossible to fall under any circumstances.
This general combination of my prognosis inspires great confidence in me. And I will double a bigger bet with it.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Leverkusen is in a winning streak of 5 matches.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 7 of Leverkusen's last 8 games.
- Bayern is in a series of 5 wins with 2+ goals as a guest.
- There are over 2.5 goals in the last 10 matches of Bayern.
- Bayern is in a series of 4 consecutive victories against Leverkusen.
- Goals / Goals and Over 2.5 are in 9 of the last 10 matches between the 2 teams.
- Patrick Schick is Leverkusen 's top scorer in the league with 6 goals. Robert Lewandowski has 7 goals for Bayern.