RB Leipzig vs Bayern MunichGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Apr 3, 2021, Red Bull Arena
All eyes will be on the Red Bull Arena in the German Bundesliga this weekend as the top two square off with RB Leipzig hosting Bayern Munich. With Bayern missing key players, including top scorer Robert Lewandowski, Leipzig have a chance to hold the champions to a draw.
Leipzig earned a 1-0 victory at Arminia Bielefeld in their previous Bundesliga match. Marcel Sabitzer's efforts just after the restart proved to be the difference in a contest more one sided than the scoreline suggests.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men continue to play catch up to Bayern Munich as they sit four points behind the champions. They are unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga matches, claiming seven wins in that run.
Leipzig often have been in good form at the Red Bull Arena and have claimed four victories in their last five home matches. They are however without a clean sheet in the last three matches.
Bayern Munich were in fine form before the international break and earned a 4-0 victory over Stuttgart in their last Bundesliga fixture. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick while Serge Gnabry was also on target for the champions.
Hansi Flick’s men are still setting the pace in the Bundesliga and have won their last four matches. They have struggled defensively though with just one clean sheet in their last six Bundesliga matches and were recently held to a 3-3 draw at home by relegation threatened Arminia Bielefeld.
Hansi Flick’s men are depleted at the moment and head to the Red Bull Arena without suspended left back Alphonso Davies and injured top scorer Robert Lewandowski. While backup Eric Choupo-Moting has been among the goals this season, he does not carry the same threat as the Polish striker.
How the bookies view it
Despite missing a few key players, Bayern Munich are still considered favourites with SBK backing the Bavarians at 13/9 to secure the win. A victory for Leipzig is valued at 19/10 by the same firm while bet365 is offering 14/5 for a draw.
Leipzig can take advantage of Bayern Munich’s depleted team and earn a draw on Saturday.
Head to head
Bayern Munich have a 6-1 advantage with four draws from 11 previous matches against Leipzig. The last three meetings have ended in stalemates, including a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture back in December.
Players to watch
Striker Alexander Sorloth impressed for Norway during the international break and has scored twice in his last four Bundesliga matches for Leipzig. He is priced at 13/5 by BetVictor to score anytime while Paddy Power has top scorer Emil Forsberg at 11/4 in the same market.
In the absence of Robert Lewandowski, wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane will be the ones tasked with carrying the team’s attacking threat. Gnabry is valued at 79/40 by SBK to score anytime while Leroy Sane is priced at 14/5 by Skybet in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
The reverse fixture produced over 5.5 goals and a similar outcome is priced at 34/5 by SBK. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 3/1 by Unibet, over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 13/10 by Unibet while bet365 is offering 8/15 for over 2.5 goals.
It could also be worth a punt backing both teams to score in the first half at 5/2 with bet365.
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