Bayern Munich vs Bayer LeverkusenGerman Bundesliga, KO: 19:30 Sep 15, 2023, Allianz Arena
The Bundesliga returns this weekend with a big clash as champions Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night. With both teams still maintaining a 100% record, a closely fought encounter is predicted here with Bayern likely to have the edge.
Bayern Munich's title defence has got off to a perfect start as they have won all three of their opening fixtures. Manager Thomas Tuchel will consider it a solid response after their disappointing 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the DFL Super Cup.
After claiming comfortable wins in their opening two fixtures, Bayern Munich were given a stern test by Borussia Monchengladbach prior to the international break. However, goals from Leroy Sane and Mathys Tel saw them come from behind to claim a 2-1 victory.
Bayern Munich often take pride in their record at the Allianz Arena where they have lost just once in their last 25 Bundesliga matches, a run stretching back to February 2022. The goals often flow freely in front of their fans as evidenced by the 3-1 victory over Augsburg in their previous home fixture.
While a trip to the Allianz Arena is always a daunting task, Bayer Leverkusen will head into Friday’s clash with plenty of confidence. They have also won their opening three matches and are actually top of the standings due to a superior goal difference.
Driven by the electric Victor Boniface, the goals are flying in for Bayer Leverkusen this season. The Nigerian striker netted a brace as they claimed a 5-1 victory over Darmstadt in their Bundesliga fixture prior to the international break.
Bayer Leverkusen also claimed a 3-0 victory at Borussia Monchengladbach in their previous fixture on the road. However, that result ended a run of four Bundesliga matches without an away win for Xabi Alonso’s men, who often find things difficult on their travels.
How the bookies view it
Bayern Munich are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 4/7 by bet365. A victory for Bayer Leverkusen is valued at 4/1 by Betfred while a draw is set at odds of 19/5 by Unibet.
Recent Head to Head
Bayer Leverkusen claimed a 2-1 home victory in the last clash between both teams back in March. However, Bayern have generally dominated this fixture in recent times, claiming six wins and a draw in the previous seven meetings.
Players to watch
Harry Kane had a reputation for scoring in big games in England and will be keen to carry that over to the Bundesliga. The striker has already found the net three times for Bayern Munich this season and is priced at 4/5 by bet365 to score anytime on Friday.
Victor Boniface has been an absolute revelation for Bayer Leverkusen so far scoring four goals and providing two assists so far. He will be the one to watch on Friday and is priced at 7/4 by bet365 to find the net.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen have been electric going forward this season and could be set to produce goals on Friday. Each team has seen over 3.5 goals in two of their three fixtures this season and a repeat is priced at 5/6 by BetVictor, who is also offering odds of 2/1 for over 4.5 goals.
This German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen will be played on Sep 15, 2023 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.