It is one of the big matches on matchday 30 of Bundesliga. It may be impossible to prevent Bayern from winning their 8th consecutive title but still probable for Leverkusen to end their unbeaten run this weekend. Peter Bosz’s men were one of the teams who managed to humiliate Thomas Muller and Co in Allianz Arena. It will be a perfect to defeat them twice this season. Bayern’s side surely will never let such nightmare happen and intend to seal the title immediately.
Both teams latest news
Leverkusen were back on business last week. They managed to secure a narrow win versus Freiburg by a single goal of none but Kai Havertz again. Nevertheless, the three points on the road last week were not easy to get as the host had been attempting to break the deadlock. Unfortunately, Lukas Hradecky performed well plus the lady luck was not on their side.
Meanwhile, Bayern had a one-sided game and ended the game with a massive expected 5-0 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf. Zanka’s own goal opened the score line and was followed by Benjamin Pavard’s header, Robert Lewandowski’s brace and Alphonse Davies’s goal.
Bayer Leverkusen seems to have found the ideal formation under 3-4-2-1 or 3-4-3 formation. Peter Bosz’s plan on not deploying the previous 4-2-3-1, which led to a shameful defeat against Wolfsburg in the midweek fixture, for the previous game was expected. Kai Havertz seems to have been comfortable in his new attacking role, either as a frontman or as a playmaker. He is likely to endure such role as Kevin Volland is still injured while Lucas Alario’s form has been rather inconsistent.
As for Hans Flick, he is likely to employ the same 4-2-3-1 formation with the same winning team as the previous games since Thiago Alcantara, Corentin Tolisso and Phillipe Coutinho have not been in recovery yet.
Player to watch
The home side’s golden boy, Kai Havertz, is surely their key man with eleven goals and five assists. He will be opted for one of the trident along with the young Frenchman, Moussa Diaby and possibly Leon Bailey or Nadiem Amiri. Some other notable figures of the team are Bender brothers, Lars and Sven.
On Bayern’s squad, Robert Lewandowski is inevitably irreplaceable at the front. He is on a mission to break his own record of goals this season and hopefully to win European Top Scorer. Other notable names are Thomas Muller and the Canadian 19-year old left back that has been shining lately, Alphonse Davies.
Leverkusen vs Bayern Prediction
This is the match to make up for the loss Lukas Hradecky and Co had at home last midweek as well as to regain their confidence. However, there is one thing they need to concern more in this encounter. The real threat comes from Hans Flick. Personally, it could be the best time for him to revenge his humiliating loss at the first meeting earlier. A victory in BayArena would surely bring Die Roeten close to the title and earn more respect from Bayern’s board of directors, which could guarantee Flick’s possible reign in Allianz Arena. Nevertheless, a draw seems to be more likely.
The visitor side is still regarded as the favourite according to the punters. They are projected to win at 1.53. Leverkusen are only priced to win at 5.25 while the draw result is slightly lower, which is at 4.55.