Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Odds & Predictions (Bundesliga 2022/23, September 30)
Bayern Munich would be hoping for a turnaround in fortunes after the break. The Bavarians have started the season poorly, and Bayer Leverkusen would fancy their chances against a side winless in their last three league games.
|Event:||German Bundesliga 1, season 2022/23, Matchday 8|
|Venue:||Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany|
|Date:||7:30.p.m. on Friday, 30 September 2022|
Bayern Munich Vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Preview and Statistics
Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen Betting Odds
As expected, Bayern Munich is the favourite to win this game, and the soccer bookies offer 1.40 (2/5) on a win for the Bavarians. A win for Bayer Leverkusen is worth 7.50 (13/2), while a tie is valued at 6.00 (5/1).
FC Bayern Munich is currently fifth in the Bundesliga, and Julian Nagelsmann is under a lot of pressure after seven games. The hosts have created a lot of chances this season, but poor finishing has cost them the leading spot. The xG (expected goals) is by far the best in the league, but the spread of scored goals isn’t stable – crushing victories alternate with ties.
The Bavarians have picked up a win, drawn three times, and lost once in the last five championship games. A home game against Bayer Leverkusen is a perfect opportunity for them to pick up points. Summer signing, Sadio Mane, is on a five-game goal drought and needs to deliver for his team in this match.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen are also experiencing their fair share of struggle this season. They sit 15th in Bundesliga 1, just above the relegation zone by goal difference. The visitors have conceded 12 goals in seven league games — only three teams have a worse record.
Gerardo Seoane’s side has managed one win from their last five games, losing two and drawing two. They would find some positives because they were unbeaten in their previous three games. Jeremie Frimpong decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen despite attracting top European clubs this summer. He has been important for Leverkusen, with four-goal contributions in his last six appearances.
Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen: H2H
Leverkusen’s last win against Bayern Munich was in November 2019. Bayern Munich has the superior record in this fixture, with a 59% win rate. FC Hollywood has won four of their last five meetings against Bayer Leverkusen:
- Bayern Munich 1-1 Leverkusen (5th March 2022)
- Leverkusen 1-5 Bayern Munich (17th October 2021)
- Bayern Munich 2-0 Leverkusen (20th April 2021)
- Leverkusen 1-2 Bayern Munich (19th December 2020)
- Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich (4th July 2020)
Last 5 Games
Bayern Munich: LWDWD
Bayer Leverkusen: DWDLL
Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips and Predictions
Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.73 (8/11)
This game has all the markers of a high-scoring fixture — both teams are in good scoring form but poor at the back. Bayern Munich averages 2.71 goals per game in the German league, while Leverkusen scores 1.28 goals per 90. The Bavarians played out a 2-2 draw in their last home game, while the Black and Reds produced the same scoreline in their most recent away game.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both sides have not been solid at the back this season — relying heavily on their attack, with the defence failing most times. Bayern Munich has kept just two clean sheets in seven league games, while Bayer Leverkusen has kept only one clean sheet in the Bundesliga. Nine out of the last ten meetings between these teams have seen both teams get on the score sheet.
Correct Score 3-1 @ 10.00 (9/1)
It would be criminal to underrate Bayern Munich in this game. The hosts have beaten the likes of Barcelona and Inter Milan this season, and they’re an entirely different team at the Allianz Arena. Chances are high that Bayern Munich would outscore the visitors in this tie, and a 3-1 correct score bet in favour of Die Mannschaft is worth the risk.
Bayern Munich Vs. Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Kingsley Coman returns to the Bayern squad after recovering from a hamstring injury. Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka tested positive for COVID-19 and are absent from this clash. Lucas Hernandez is unavailable for selection as he picked up a groin injury in the Champions League game against Barcelona.
Bayer Leverkusen has three players absent through injuries; Karim Bellarabi, Florian Wirtz, and Exequiel Palacios are not fit for selection. Amine Adli makes a timely return to the squad and is in contention for a starting spot.
Our Betting Picks for Bayern Vs. Leverkusen
- Over 3.5 Goals @ 1.73 (8/11)
- Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
- Correct score 3-1 @ 10.00 (9/1)
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