FC Bayern vs RB Leipzig: All you need to know about this Bundesliga fixture
The central event of Saturday will take place at Allianz Arena, where Bundesliga champions and runner-ups will collide again after three days. Bayern edged past Leipzig on penalties as they progressed onto the next round of DFB Pokal. With Dortmund struggling, both sides will be highly motivated to grab a positive result here in order to potentially overtake the first position.
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET / 22:00 IST
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2, beIN Sports, FOX Sports
Livestream: TotalSportek, fubotv, SONY LIV
The Bavarians are coming straight off from a win against Leipzig on penalties and their morales will definately be higher than their counterparts.
Bayern are enjoying their campaign under the returning manager. They are second on the standings with 20 points accumulated with RB Leipzig only one point below. As expected, they have been brilliant in Munich with three out of four victories. However, the upcoming game will be real test as RB Leipzig are the strongest opponent they hosted so far.
The visitors are in the third position with 19 points collected. The Red Bulls will be aiming for the immediate retaliation for DFB Pokal exit they suffered on Wednesday. The away side will certainly prioritize the clash in Munich over the upcoming UEFA Champions League game, so Hasenhüttl will certainly field his optimal XI.
Bayern: Ulreich – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Alaba – Rudy, Vidal – Robben (c), Thiago, Coman – Lewandowski
Absentees: Neuer (foot), Müller (muscle strain), Ribery (knee), Bernat (match fitness)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg – Keita, Demme – Sabitzer, Forsberg – Poulsen, Werner
Absentees: Bruma (thigh), Ilsanker (toe), Abouchabaka (not considered)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Head to head
Bayern and Leipzig had played each other 3 times in all competitions and all the encounter have ended in Bayern’s favour, with the latest one won on penalties in DFB Pokal.