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Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen Tips and Predictions

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
13 September 2023, 11:53

On Friday, September 15, the two best teams of the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign so far face each other as Bayern Munich are set to host Bayer Leverkusen at Allianz Arena. The kick-off is scheduled for 8:45 pm local time.

Both Bayern and Bayer have accumulated nine points following three consecutive wins each at the start of the season. Leverkusen currently top the Bundesliga, though as they have the better goal difference.

The upcoming match may be a crucial one for the two teams’ championship ambitions. The Bavarians are playing at home so there is more pressure on them to win the game, and we will take that into account in our Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen tips.

Bayern Munich win

Bayern Munich won the last 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles but they were very close to losing it last season, claiming the championship only thanks to a Borussia Dortmund slip-up on the last day. To confirm their absolute dominance in Germany, the Bavarians need to avoid any kind of competition in the title race this season. And, for now, it looks like Bayer Leverkusen are the ones with the most chances to provide that competition.

So, to put an end to Leverkusen’s hopes, Bayern need to crush them at Allianz Arena this Friday. Xabi Alonso’s men have looked great in the opening matches, including the game against a solid RB Leipzig. However, Bayern are a class above anyone else in Bundesliga, and we expect them to confirm it with a win – Bet365 give 1.57 odds on this outcome.

Both teams to score? Yes

The main reason to watch Bundesliga as a neutral fan is the high number of goals you should expect to see in every game. So far, Bayern have scored nine and conceded two in three league matches. Bayer, meanwhile, scored 11 and conceded three. If anything, this shows that the two teams have immense firing power but are not that secure in defence. Since both teams play with high backlines, they tend to leave a lot of space for quick counters.

Harry Kane for Bayern Munich and Victor Boniface for Bayer Leverkusen have been in top form at the start of the season and will exploit those free spaces. Besidese, they have the likes of Leroy Sane and Florian Wirtz respectively to support them in attack. All that taken into account, it is reasonable to expect both teams to score in the upcoming clash, with Bet365’s 1.40 odds looking promising.

Bayern to win and both teams to score

If you believe that both of our previous Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen tips will come true, you may also be interested in the Bayern to win and both teams to score line from Bet365, with riskier 2.50 odds.

We have already explained why both teams are likely to get on the scoreline and why the Bavarians need the win more. To drive the point home, we should also mention that Bayern won their two previous matches despite conceding (2-1 vs Borussia Monchengladbach, 3-1 vs Augusburg). As for the head-to-head match at Allianz Arena from last term, Bayern won 4-0 but that was before Bayer appointed Xabi Alonso. 

Die Werkself have improved significantly since the Spaniard’s arrival and may be able to score, but considering the differences in their squads, we still think Thomas Tuchel’s men have the upper hand.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen tips are mere suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement first and foremost.