Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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2017-04-15
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich predictions for Saturday evening’s Bundesliga action.

Bayer Leverkusen VS Bayern Munich Predictions

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Reason For Bayer Leverkusen VS Bayern Munich Betting Tips

Bayer Leverkusen’s managerial change of Roger Schmidt for interim coach Tayfun Korkut hasn’t provided the spark many would have hoped. Leverkusen took a 2-0 win away from bottom of the table Darmstadt 98 two matches back, marking their first win in five across all competitions under Korkut (W1 D3 L1), but last weekend’s 1-0 defeat on the road to RB Leipzig soon saw them back to losing ways. Repeating last season’s Champions League qualification is now out of the question, and this Saturday’s fixture at home to league leaders Bayern Munich won’t make their search for Europa League qualification any easier.

Bayern Munich’s 2-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League during the week marked the Bavarians second defeat in three matches – something not seen too often! Though Bayern seemed to miss star-striker Robert Lewandowski on Wednesday (see team news), the reigning champions should fancy their chances against the much weaker, and much more out-of-form, Bayer Leverkusen this Saturday. Especially as Bayern’s last outing in the Bundesliga saw them thrash Borussia Dortmund 4-1 in front of their own fans.

Bayern Munich are the favourites here at 8/13 with bet365, and we feel that backing the visitors outright holds enough value here for the following reasons: first and foremost, Bayern Munich are by far the strongest side in the Bundesliga – it’s not often that they can be backed at such a reasonable price! If their price wasn’t enough, statistics alone show this to be a profitable endeavor. Bayern have won ten of their fourteen away matches this season (71%) – the best away record in the German top tier – despite conceding at least one goal in 57% of these. Meanwhile, Leverkusen have struggled with inconsistency throughout this season and their performances show almost no improvement under coach Kurkut. For a side that should be competing for Champions League qualification, their current home record (W5 D4 L5) – the 5th worst in the Bundesliga – is simply unacceptable.

Regarding a correct score bet, with the “home-sick” Leverkusen under-performing, it’s hard to see them keeping out a fluid-scoring Bayern Munich. If Bayern’s recent Bundesliga performances are anything to go by, three points on Saturday should be on the cards. Bayern’s away wins tend to be a lot more “regular” than those at home and, as such, a 2-1 Bayern Munich win at 7/1 with bet365 offers some decent value here.

Head To Head

Bayern Munich won 2-1 at home to Leverkusen when the two sides met earlier this season. Of the 39 matches at home to Bayern Munich, Leverkusen have won 14, drawn 9 and lost 16.

Bayer Leverkusen VS Bayern Munich Stats

Bayern Munich have won 71% of their Bundesliga away matches this season. Leverkusen have conceded at least one goal in 79% of their home matches.

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