Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Bayern Munich have shown a different side to their game in recent weeks, as each of their last four victories have been by a single goal. They’ll likely need the same resolve against a Leverkusen side that are unbeaten in 18 across all competitions.
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
Kick-off: Friday, 12th January, 7.30
No side has beaten Heiko Herrlich men at the BayArena this season, with the only blip on their overall record a slow start on their travels. Bayern Munich are one of just three sides to have beaten them (3-1) but they’ve struggled in recent meetings here.
Bayern Munich have scored just once in the previous five meetings on this ground but have won none of them. All four meetings finished with two or fewer goals, and in Bayern’s current form, they’ll hope they’ll be able to avoid a third straight 0-0 draw.
The only time a Bayern away game was decided by more than a single goal in the last 10, it went against Munich in a 3-0 loss to PSG. They’ve since failed to beat RB Leipzig and Gladbach’ on their travels. A win for the visitors here is no given.
Bayer Leverkusen are nicely priced at best odds 10/3 with Betfair, whilst the draw is available at 11/4 with Bet365. Bayern Munich can be bet on at higher than usual odds of 5/6 with Coral.
Strong recent form from both sides favours no one in particular, but does suggest Bayern are more likely to have the tools to edge a tight one. The overall head to head form shows that the away side hasn’t won for 11 games, whilst they’ve netted just once in the last eight games. Things should be tight on an uncomfortable evening for the visitors.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Bayer Leverkusen +0.5AH at 53/50 with Bet365
Just one of the last nine meetings here have seen more than two goals with 0-0 and 1-1 a reoccuring theme when the sides meet. Bayern are getting it done in tight games at the moment, but Leverkusen rarely fail to score and are on a good unbeaten run. It’s hard to split the sides.
Back our Score Prediction: 1-1 at 7/1 with Coral
Only one player that will feature in this game has scored more than once for Bayer against Bayern, and that’s now Munich player Arturo Vidal. Munich themselves have found a range of different scorers when they’ve needed them most recently, so singling out a goal scorer is especially tough here. Internationals Volland and Lewandowski are each clubs leading scorer, but the latter has scored once in five away games. Kevin Volland has scored clinical goals in his last three games against top six opposition.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Kevin Volland at 2/1 with Bet365