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Bayer Leverkusen will visit The Allianz Arena on Friday for the Bundesliga 1 game with hosts Bayern Munich.
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Bayern Munich fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Bundesliga 1 victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that match, Bayern Munich had 65% possession and 25 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Bayern Munich, the goals were scored by Leroy Sané (58') and Mathys Tel (87'). For their opponents, Borussia Monchengladbach had 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Ko Itakura (30') was the scorer for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
It’s not been often in recent times where Bayern Munich have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Bayern Munich have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals along the way. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will persist here in this match.
Bayer Leverkusen head into the clash following on from a 5-1 Bundesliga 1 win with the eclipse of Darmstadt in their previous fixture.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 72% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 13 on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the scorers were Victor Boniface (21', 61'), Exequiel Palacios (49'), Jonas Hofmann (67') and Adam Hložek (83'). Darmstadt 98 had 5 shots on goal with 1 on target. Oscar Vilhelmsson (24') was the scorer for Darmstadt.
Proving their partiality to productive matches, the back of the net has been hit 29 times in the previous six matches in which Bayer Leverkusen have taken to the field, making it an average of 4.83 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have managed 8 of those goals.
Going into this one, Bayer Leverkusen have not emerged victorious against Bayern Munich when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/12/2020 shows us that Bayern Munich have won 4 of these games & Bayer Leverkusen 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 15 of them for Bayern and 5 netted by Leverkusen. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 25 on 19/03/2023 when it ended Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Bayern Munich.
On that occasion, Bayer Leverkusen managed 40% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Exequiel Palacios (55', 73').
At the other end, Bayern Munich got 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Joshua Kimmich (22') scored.
The match was refereed by Tobias Stieler.
Team News: Bayern Munich
Manuel Neuer (Fracture of the lower leg) and Raphaël Guerreiro (Fitness) are unavailable for Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel.
In our view, Bayern will probably use a 4-2-3-1 system for this game featuring Sven Ulreich, Konrad Laimer, Dayot Upamecano, Min-Jae Kim, Alphonso Davies, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Leroy Sane, Thomas Mueller, Serge Gnabry and Harry Kane.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, the Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
It’s our belief that Leverkusen could decide to play in a 3-4-2-1 system, giving starts to Lukas Hradecky, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah, Edmond Tapsoba, Jeremie Frimpong, Alex Grimaldo, Robert Andrich, Granit Xhaka, Jonas Hofmann, Florian Wirtz and Victor Okoh Boniface.
We’re of the view that Bayern Munich will probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Bayer Leverkusen may well find it hard to make a breakthrough although we do reckon that they could well end up converting at least once.
Our tip is for a controlled 3-1 winning score for Bayern Munich at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Allianz Arena (75,024)
Captain: Manuel Neuer
Chairman: Herbert Hainer
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2, DFB-Pokal (First Round), DFL-Supercup (Final), Champions League (Group A)
🔑 Key Player: Harry Kane
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Harry Kane was born in Walthamstow, England. After having played his first senior match for Leyton Orient in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.