RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Match Preview
Its time for Bayern to face their new title rival RB Leipzig for the 2nd time this season.
The Title winner maybe decided already but Leipzig would surely be keen for a revenge this time around as Bayern beat them 3-0 at the Allianz in their 1st meeting this season.
Date & Time: 13/05/17–19:00 (IST), 16:30 (GMT), 18:30 (CEST).
Tv Telecast: Star SportsSelect HD 2, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Leipzig – Lukas Klostermann (Cruciate Ligament) is out for the season. Willy Orban (ankle) is a doubt though it seems he will be fit on time to face mighty Bayern Munich but if he misses out Dayot Upamecano will take his place, else RB manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has a full fit squad to pick from.
Possible lineup Leipzig (4-3-3) – Gulacsi – Ilsanker, Orban, Compper, Bernardo; Keita, Demme, Sabitzer; Forsberg, Werner, Poulsen.
Injured or Suspended – Klostermann (Cruciate Ligament), Orban (ankle).
Bayern – Things have not been good for Bayern recently, got knocked out from both Champions League and DFB Pokal. Now they have some injury woes, Goalkeepers Manuel Neuer (foot) & Sven Ulreich (elbow) are out for the remaining two fixtures for Bayern this season, Veteran Tom Starke will deputise inplace of them. Javi Martinez (broken collarbone) is also out for season. Kingsley Coman (ankle) remains a doubt for this fixture.
Possible lineup Bayern (4-2-3-1) – Starke – Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Xabi Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski.
Injured or Suspended – Neuer (foot), Ulreich (elbow), Martinez (collarbone).
- Leipzig may finish as runners up this season. They just need 1 more point to do so. No newly promoted side from 2. Bundesliga has ever finished as runners up. Leipzig would set a new record.
- Bayern have won the last 27 games on a row against newly promoted sides. A record.
- Leipzig are unbeaten for the last 7 games, the leagues longest, this season.
- Bayern captain Phillip Lahm and Xabi Alonso are set to play their final Bundesliga away game. They will retire at the end of this season.
Head to Head
- Overall matches – 1 match.
- Drawn – 0 matches.
- Leipzig won – 0 matches.
- Bayern won – 1 match.
- Leipzig scored – 0 goals.
- Bayern scored – 3 goals.