Ace Football previews the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen and offers betting tips, odds, and team news.
Bayern Munich aim to move one step closer to a ninth successive Bundesliga title in Tuesday’s showdown with Bayer Leverkusen.
The hosts have moved seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. With only five games left to play, a record 31st title is in their grasp. Leverkusen, on the other hand, sit 21 points behind in sixth place.
A change of coach has prompted a reversal in fortune for the visitors. They’ve improved defensively under Hannes Wolf, revived their top-four hopes, and now hope to stop a free-scoring Bayern in their tracks.
Bayern Munich Form & Stats
A 3-2 win away to third-placed Wolfsburg was a fine result. Jamal Musiala’s first-half brace and an Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting strike sealed all three points in northern Germany. It extended Bayern’s lead over title rivals RB Leipzig to seven points ahead of the final five games of the season.
The three goals at Wolfsburg also extended Bayern’s scoring run to 42 consecutive league matches. The Bavarians have scored 83 goals this season alone, but have conceded 38 times. In fact, they haven’t seen so many goals go into the back of their own net since 1991/92 (43).
Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, is unlikely to feature. The club’s top scorer is back in training from a knee injury, but Hansi Flick doesn’t expect him back until the weekend at the earliest.
Key Team Stats
- Won 9 of their last 11 games in all competitions (D1 L1).
- Won 7 of their last 9 games against Bayer Leverkusen in all competitions (L2).
- On a 24-match unbeaten run at home in the league (W19 D5).
- Scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 42 league games.
- BTTS in 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions.
- 1 red card has been shown in their last 2 home games against Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen Form & Stats
Hannes Wolf has impressed since replacing the sacked Peter Bosz last month. The interim coach is unbeaten in his three games so far (W2 D1). He has switched the club’s formation from a 4-3-3 to a 3-4-2-1, which has resulted in back-to-back clean sheets in the last two outings.
In fact, Leverkusen have conceded only one goal since 40-year-old Wolf took charge and had no more than two shots on target made against them in a match.
But Bayern are a different beast altogether. Leverkusen have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 30 home league games against the Bavarians and will be hard pushed to end that record on Tuesday.
That said, the Werkself were the first team to inflict a defeat on Hansi Flick as Bayern coach in a 2-1 victory at the Allianz Arena in November 2019.
Key Team Stats
- Lost 4 of their last 7 away league games (W1 D2).
- Under 4.5 cards in their last 6 games.
- BTTS in each of their last 9 games against Bayern Munich in all competitions.
- Aim to keep 3 clean sheets in a row for the first time since 2016.
- Hannes Wolf has made the best start as the club’s coach since Roger Schmidt in 2014/15 (W2 D1).
Out: Robert Lewandowski, Douglas Costa, Niklas Sule, Corentin Tolisso, Marc Roca, Serge Gnabry.
Doubts: Lucas Hernandez, Tanguy Nianzou.
Out: Santiago Arias, Julian Baumgartlinger, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Lars Bender, Paulinho.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
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