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Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundsliga on Mar 5. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundsliga on Mar 5. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to eight points thanks to a combination of their 1-0 win over Frankfurt and Dortmund’s failure to beat Augsburg last weekend, and next up is the visit of in-form Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

The visitors are in a real groove in the Bundesliga, winning five of their last six games and losing only once in 2022 – in a 3-2 defeat against Mainz in mid-February.

They’ll also take heart from the fact that Bayern have a crucial Champions League clash against Salzburg to negotiate just a few days after this one, so there’s the possibility that the hosts may rest one or two players with the following week in mind.

And that could open the door for Bayer, so let’s see how that can be turned into some tidy profit with our expert football betting tips.

  • Kindly note that all information in this preview, including whether or not the event will take place, is subject to change due to Covid-19.
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Bayer Leverkusen or Draw

Bayern Munich are back in cruise control as they look set for yet another Bundesliga title, but it hasn’t been a vintage season and they have lost a couple of times on home soil this year.

Leverkusen, meanwhile, have the second-best away record in the division and have scored a very respectable 30 goals in 12 games on the road this campaign.

And the champions have hardly been in great defensive form recently, with their 1-0 win at Frankfurt being their first clean sheet in six games, while they have only one shutout at home since early-December.

And having drawn the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, coupled with their imperious lead at the top of the table, they can afford to prioritise their European tie and give a pinch of ground back to the chasing pack in the Bundesliga. So, with that mind in mind, our selection is Bayer Leverkusen or Draw in the Double Chance market, which is available at 9/4 with LeoVegas as well as with all the other best sports betting sites.

Bayern Munich Form, squad news, opinion

There certainly isn’t any doubt that Bayern will win the Bundesliga title, but manager Julian Nagelsmann has had to deal with injuries and his side were far from their best in Salzburg a couple of weeks ago.

It took a late Kingsley Coman leveler to save their blushes in Austria, but they have picked up back-to-back wins since then, against Greuther Furth and Eintracht.

And they will be feeling confident about facing Bayer for the second time this season, after thumping them 5-1 in the reverse, but with the European stakes being higher than they needed to be at this stage, don’t be surprised to see a weakened side in Bavaria this time around.

The likes of Manuel Neuer (knee), Alphonso Davies (heart) and Leon Goretzka (hip) remain long-term absentees for Bayern.

Bayer Leverkusen Form, squad news, opinion

After a couple of seasons of underachievement, Bayer now look set for a tilt at the premium European spots this season.

Four sides are battling it out behind Bayern and Dortmund for the final two Champions League positions and Leverkusen have certainly got themselves in the mix thanks to their superb form since the turn of the year.

And their games have been particularly entertaining in recent weeks. In fact, their 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld last weekend was the first time in ten games that one side failed to score, so don’t be surprised to see Bayer on the scoresheet against the league leaders here.

Manager Gerardo Seoane has no fresh injury concerns, although Karim Bellarabi and Patrik Shick remain out.

History

This will be the 91st meeting between the two sides, making it one of the most-played matches in the German top flight.

And Bayern have a huge numerical advantage with 55 wins to Leverkusen’s 19, while 16 of the meetings have ended in draws.

About the Venue

The Allianz Stadium is one of many German grounds that was constructed for the 2006 World Cup that took place in the country.

It’s been home to Bayern Munich since the 2005/06 season and holds a capacity of just over 75,000.

Conclusion

With all things considered, we think it’s well worth taking on Bayern Munich this weekend.

Yes, they comfortably beat Leverkusen in October, but the air of invincibility isn’t quit as pungent as it has been with the hosts in seasons gone by, and injuries to key players means the starting eleven we have in front of us is far from full strength.

And this in-form Bayer side are scoring plenty of goals, so with Munich struggling for clean sheets, we think the door is open for the visitors to leave Bavaria with at least a point.

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