Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
23 February 2024, 08:15

In the 23rd round of Bundesliga, Bayern will face RB Leipzig amid its ongoing crisis and the recently announced departure of Thomas Tuchel. It seems like Harry Kane’s Tottenham curse came to Germany, since Bayern can’t really hope for the Bundesliga title, as well as Champions League, given the results of the team. To make matters worse, Bayern was eliminated from the local cup in 1/16, making this season one of the worst in history in terms of results and quality of the game. On the contrary, Leipzig, despite inconsistent results look way more cohesive, both in terms of morale and game composure, with young wonderkids Benjamin Sesko and Xavi Simons shine bright on the pitch. The first-round clash between the two ended with a 2-2 draw, with Leipzig losing its confidence after 2-0 first half.

Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig Preview 

Bayern Munich Preview

Given all the hardships for Bayern in this season, February could indeed be called the worst nightmare. Bayern lost three matches in a row, including the first playoff match against Lazio, where Germans were expected to win relatively easily. The dissatisfaction with Thomas Tuchel reached its climax and the German specialist will leave Bayern at the end of the season. Despite the positive league home run for Bayern (8 wins and 1 loss), the quality of game and alarming amount of mistakes in defence gives not very bright prospects for the remainder of the season. After a 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen, the only chance to claim the title is to wait for the mistakes of the current leaders that are 8 points ahead.

RB Leipzig Preview

After a series of three loses in a row in January, Leipzig is back on track, winning Union Berlin (2-0) and Borussia Monchengladbach (2-0) and drawing with Augsburg (2-2). Leipzig also lost their first match in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid (0-1) but Die Rotten Bullen showed an impressive determination and predicted an easy road for Madrid turned into a hard-won battle. Leipzig does not participate in the title race, currently placed 5th, and aims to secure the Champions League spot in the top-4. With a relatively comfortable gap from the 6th Frankfurt (7 points), Marco Rose’s team will have a tight competition for the fourth place with Borussia Dortmund, given the 1 point difference between the two. Given Bayern's traumatic state, Leipzig comes to Allianz Arena with a certain degree of confidence and courage.

Betting Tips for Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig Handicap +1

Given matches against Bayern, a German football giant, few teams can brag about results as RB Leipzig - 6 wins, 7 losses and one draw. Moreover, Die Rotten Bullen are unbeaten in the last three head to head matches - 2 wins and one draw. Given Bayern’s physical and morale problems, Leipzig in its courage has all chances to extend this streak. For this Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig prediction, Unibet gives 1.78.

Both Teams to Score and Total Over 2.5 Goals

Bayern is still a goalscoring machine despite all the hardships in this season, with 61 goals in 22 matches, while Leipzig is the fourth in this regard - 48 goals in 22 matches. Given such names as Harry Kane, Leroy Sane, and Thomas Muller in the attack, Bayern will have its chances, while Leipzig is eager to exploit constant mistakes in Munchen’s defensive lines. Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig odds as defined by Unibet for this outcome, are 1.68.

Harry Kane to Score at Any Time

After an impressive first half of the season, Harry Kane slightly dropped its mark, lowering his goals per game statistics from 1.14 to 0.5. Still, an Englishman is one of the best strikers in the world and Tuchel expects him to bring goals even when the team is suffering structurally. Harry Kane was on the scoresheet in the last match against Bochum and has all the chances to score in the upcoming match. Unibet evaluates this Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig tip with odds of 1.98.

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