Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Match Preview
Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be keen to get the sixth home win of the campaign as they host league leaders Bayern Munich for this important fixture on Saturday.
Karim Bellarabi(Hip flexor) is back on training but it seems he’s unlikely to start, winter signing Leon Bailey may slot in on the wing then for Leverkusen. Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez, has yet to recover from injury.
Possible line up (4-2-3-1): Leno – Hilbert, Jedvaj, Toprak, Wendell; Baumgartlinger, Kampl; Bailey, Havertz, Brandt; Volland.
Injured or Suspended: Bender (Ankle), Chicharito (recovering), Bellarbi (Hip Flexor).
Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season & whether he had the Suspension or not, he wouldn’t have featured due to next weeks important fixture against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Mats Hummels remains sidelined, while Jerome Boateng has also been ruled out with an adductor problem. Carlo Ancelotti said he will go for a “makeshift” defense with Alaba in Centre back & Juan Bernat at left back. Some key players might even be rested for this fixture.
Possible line up (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Lahm, Martinez, Alaba, Bernat; Kimmich, Sanches; Coman, Thiago, Costa; Müller.
Injured or Suspended: Lewandowski (Suspended/Shoulder), Hummels (Ankle), Boateng (Adductor).
- Leverkusen have lost all 5 games this season against the current top 3.
- Leverkusen have secured points in over half of their 15 Bundesliga matches against Bayern since summer 2009 (W3, D5). Only Dortmund and Gladbach have a better record against Bayern.
- All 6 goals conceded by Leverkusen under Tayfun Korkut have come after the 62nd minute, including 5 after the 79th.
- Bayern are the first team in Europe to have qualified directly for next season’s Champions League group stage.
- The game in Leverkusen will be Bayern’s 350th sold-out Bundesliga match in succession.
- Bayern has the oldest squad in the league, Leverkusen has the 2nd youngest.
Date & Time: 15/04/17 – 19:00 IST, 16:30 GMT, 18:30 CEST.
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Head to Head
- Bundesliga matches played – 12.
- Bayern won – 6.
- Leverkusen won – 3.
- Drawn – 3.
- Bayern Scored – 19 Goals.
- Leverkusen Scored – 11 Goals.