Bayern welcome Leipzig to the Allianz Arena in a top of the table clash that will close the curtain on matchday 21 of the German Bundesliga. Bayern currently lead Leipzig by a single point, and will be keen to extend the lead over their nearest challengers. Leipzig, on the other hand, will want to reclaim top spot, after holding the position just a few matchdays ago. This promises to be an exciting clash for both fans and neutrals. We take a look at both sides and also give you the best offers from bookmaker 1xbet.
After the early season’s poor form, it would seem Bayern are back in full-flow. Interim manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, has done well to propel the Bavarians to the top of the league. In red-hot form they’ve won six consecutive matches in the league, winning five of those games by scoring three or more goals.
Overall, Bayern have accumulated 42 points from a possible 60, after earning 13 wins, three draws and four losses, scoring a staggering 58 goals and conceding 23 goals. They have performed adequately at home too, winning seven out of their 10 home matches. A single draw and two losses on home soil indicate that they are beatable at home. In those 10 matches, the Bavarians have scored 33 goals and conceded nine goals.
Speaking of goals, Robert Lewandoski has been in red-hot form this season, leading the goal scoring chart with 22 goals and three assists. Bayern’s last Bundesliga match was a 3-1 away win at Mainz, while their last competitive match was a 4-3 win over Hoffenheim at home in the DFB Cup third round. If there’s anything to take away from the win over Hoffenheim, it is that Bayern players are susceptible to losing concentration; they had led that match 4-1, before allowing two sloppy late goals that added to a nervy finish.
That Leipzig is still only a point behind Bayern at this stage, is a testament to how well Julian Nagelsmann’s men have played this season. Not only have they been able to win matches and gather points, but they’ve also done so playing good football and scoring plenty of goals. They have the third-best attack in the league with 53 goals scored. Their lead striker Timo Werner has scored 20 of those goals, and will definitely be a threat come Sunday evening.
In 20 matches this season, the Die Roten Bullen have won 12 matches, drawn five and lost three. Looking at their away form this season, Leipzig have the joint-best away record in the division, garnering 20 points from 10 away matches – six wins, two draws and two losses. In those 10 games, they scored 25 goals and conceded 13. However, they have not won any of their last two away games. They played 3-3 with Dortmund and lost 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt.
In recent weeks too, they’ve underperformed and are without a win in their last three competitive matches, and the last two Bundesliga games. Their last Bundesliga match was a 2-2 draw at home to title hopefuls Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern have been rocked with the news of Ivan Perisic, who is set to be on the sidelines for at least the next month. Another of Bayern’s key players, Nicklas Sule, has been ruled out of this season too. That said, the seven-time Champions have the squad depth to deal with their absence.
Bayern have the upper hand when it comes to matches between the two sides. Flick’s men were unbeaten in five of the last six matches between the two clubs, recording three wins. It looks like there might be a winner in this encounter. Bayern have recorded no draw in their last six matches, while only a single draw has been recorded by Leipzig in their last four matches. So, if you’re backing a double chance market of either a home win or away win, 1xbet offers this market at 1.175 odds. Backing goals is also a viable option. Five of Bayern’s last six matches featured over 3.5 goals, while three of the last four Leipzig matches have featured at least 3.5 goals. 1xbet offers the following odds for our betting tips: over 2.5 – 1.26 odds; over 3.5 goals – 1.74 odds.
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