Bayern Munich will be looking to maintain their lead at the top when they take on Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena on Sunday.
Xabi Alonso’s side will enter the home clash on the back of an impressive 2-0 win over Ferencvaros in the second-leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.
Goals from Moussa Diaby and Amine Adli made it an easy contest for the Bundesliga outfit as they won the tie on a 4-0 aggregate.
Leverkusen have seen a great improvement since Xabi Alonso has taken over the club as their manager. Die Schwarzroten were second-bottom of the table at the start of October but they have steadily improved their position under the Spanish boss.
The German side are currently unbeaten in their previous six matches in all competitions. They emerged victorious in their last two Bundesliga games against Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen to climb up to ninth in the standings.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are also enjoying an impressive run of form at the moment. They triumphed over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 tie on a 3-0 aggregate score.
The Bavarians looked in complete control of the home-leg as Eric Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry scored to lead them to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side subsequently picked up a 5-3 win over Augsburg at the weekend.
The Bundesliga giants decided the fate of the game by the end of the first-half, with Benjamin Pavard, Joao Cancelo and Leroy Sane all scoring to give them a four-goal lead. Then, Alphonso Davies also earned his name on the scoresheet in the second-half as Bayern recorded a comfortable victory at the Allianz Arena.
The latest home success leaves them two points clear at the top of the table.
Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is dealing with several injury woes this weekend. The Spanish boss will be without the services of Andrey Lunev while the availablity of Patrik Schick, Karim Bellarabi and Charles Aranguiz is also doubtful.
Meanwhile, Bayern also have some of their key players out for Sunday’s match. Eric Choupo Moting will not be in contention as he is suffering from a back problem. He was also missing their 5-3 win over Augsburg.
Julian Nagelsmann will not be able to call upon the services of Lucas Hernandez and Manuel Neuer as well.
Bayer Leverkusen Potential line-up:
Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Andrich, Palacios, Bakker – Diaby, Wirtz – Azmoun
Bayern Munich Potential line-up:
Sommer – Pavard, Upamecano, de Ligt – Coman, Goretzka, Kimmich, Davies – Musiala, Mane – Müller
How to Watch?
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich, alongside all other fixtures in Germany’s top flight, is available to watch online via the Bundesliga streams.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Leverkusen will be a difficult opponent on their home soil but their recent record against Bayern has been poor, with the Black and Reds losing four of their last five home league encounters against the Bavarians.
We are expecting Sunday’s game to be a high-scoring affair but Bayern should prevail in the end.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-3 Bayern Munich