Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
8 February 2024, 10:31

The match with the loudest signage this season has every chance to determine the future Bundesliga champion. Xabi Alonso’s Bayer has become one of the main surprises of European football, showing a great game and still never losing (30 matches without defeat in all tournaments). The Spaniard's bright start in the coaching field immediately gave rise to a mountain of rumors about his move to Liverpool or Real Madrid after this season, but Alonso is still focused on bringing the Pharmacists' game to perfection, which he is doing very well so far.

Bayern looks much weaker this season than in previous years, which Thomas Tuchel also admits. It is rare to see Munich in the role of catching up with the first place throughout the season, but so far Bayern are still in second place, two points behind Bayer. The team approaches the match with a good series and three wins, but all these victories cannot be called confident, which the fans of the team also pay attention to.

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich Preview 

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Hardly anyone expected such a season from Bayer, but the team exceeds all expectations. Bayer always had a squad of promising players who acted great individually, but due to the lack of a properly set combination game and pressure, the team did not represent a single whole. That's exactly what Xabi Alonso has changed, bringing together the best qualities of players like Florian Wirtz, Jeremy Frimpong, Victor Boniface and others. Despite this, Bayer is still overcoming difficulties in individual matches, which cannot affect the overall fatigue of the team. So, the other day Stuttgart was beaten with great difficulty in the cup (3-2), and Bayer approaches the most important match in the championship with a certain degree of fatigue.

Bayern Munich Preview

If it were not for Bayer, Munich would have been leaders even with the weak and unstable game that prevails in the team this season. Bayern are 10 points ahead of third-placed Stuttgart, and so far they have every chance to resolve the championship issues in the very last round, as it was last season. After the match with Monchengladbach, Tuchel admitted that his team was not playing as expected of it, which once again raised questions about the reasonableness of his appointment almost a year ago. By the match with Leverkusen, Bayern are in the optimal squad, but in fact only Harry Kane and Leroy Sane are in excellent shape, which once again will shift the responsibility for the team's game to them.

Betting Tips for Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich

Total Corners Over 8.5

Both teams have good metrics on the corners served per match - in the Bundesliga, Bayer on average serves 6.9 corners, while Bayern 7.7. Moreover, both teams have forwards who can be served crosses (Boniface and Harry Kane), as well as players who like to go dribbling on the patch of the penalty area (Wirtz, Sane), which leads to a large number of corners. Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich odds for this outcome are 1.56, as defined by Parimatch.

Total Under 3.5

For both teams, this match is too important to arrange a shootout. In addition, both teams are no longer in the same shape as at the beginning of the season - Bayer loses quite a lot of strength and energy during their numerous comebacks, while Bayern are too dependent on Kane's scoring flair. There is too much at stake in this match, which is unlikely to lead to a large number of goals. This Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich prediction is evaluated with odds of 1.74 by Parimatch.

Draw at Least in One Half - Yes

This Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich tip also comes from the possible logic of the game. Both Alonso and Tuchel are two pragmatic coaches who can keep an eye on the opponent to the last in decisive matches. Even in the first round match, the teams exchanged goals in each of the halves, waiting for the opponent's mistakes. Now, given the status of the match and the pragmatism of the coaches at the most important stage of the season, we can expect a draw in at least one of the halves. Parimatch gives odds of 1.63 for this outcome. 

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