Bayern Munich are set to play RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich come into this game on the back of a 4-1 win over Tayfun Korkut’s Hertha Berlin in the league. Goals from French midfielder Corentin Tolisso and German forwards Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry sealed the deal for Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich. A second-half goal from young Dutch midfielder Jurgen Ekkelenkamp proved to be a mere consolation for Hertha Berlin.
RB Leipzig, on the other hand, beat Florian Kohfeldt’s Wolfsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga. Second-half goals from Hungary international Willi Orban and young Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol secured the win for Domenico Tedesco’s RB Leipzig.
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Head-to-Head
In 13 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Bayern Munich hold the clear advantage. They have won eight games, lost one and drawn four.
The two clubs last faced each other last year in the Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich beating RB Leipzig 4-1. Goals from Polish superstar Robert Lewandowski, young midfielder Jamal Musiala, winger Leroy Sane and Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ensured victory for Bayern Munich. Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer scored the consolation goal for RB Leipzig.
Bayern Munich form guide in the Bundesliga: W-W-L-W-W
RB Leipzig form guide in the Bundesliga: W-W-W-L-D
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Team News
Bayern Munich will be without German midfielder Leon Goretzka and Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies. Cameroon international Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Senegal international Bouna Sarr are both representing their nations at AFCON. Other than that there are no known issues and manager Julian Nagelsmann is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Injured: Leon Goretzka, Alphonso Davies
Not available: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco will be without German left-back Marcel Halstenberg. There are doubts over the availability of young French centre-back Mohamed Simakan.
Injured: Marcel Halstenberg
Doubtful: Mohamed Simakan
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Predicted XI
Bayern Munich Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Joshua Kimmich, Corentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Robert Lewandowski
RB Leipzig Predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Peter Gulacsi, Nordi Mukiele, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Benjamin Henrichs, Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku, Andre Silva
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Bayern Munich, as expected, sit at the top of the league table, and look set to win the Bundesliga comfortably once again. Their efficiency and ruthlessness should be appreciated more.
RB Leipzig, on the other hand, are 6th in the league. It has been an inconsistent season for the club, with a poor start to the campaign seeing the removal of manager Jesse Marsch. They seem to have hit good form under Domenico Tedesco, though.
Bayern Munich should win.
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