The Bundesliga is returning Friday night after a long international break. Fans will witness a very high voltage match in Bundesliga’s returning day as the top two teams will face against each other. Table topper Bayer Leverkusen will travel to Allianz Arena to face the defending champion, Bayern Munich. Both teams have won all three games so far this season in the Bundesliga. 

Stats & Facts

Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen are flying in the Bundesliga, having won their first three games. Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich recently appointed new managers, Thomas Tuchel and Xabi Alonso, respectively. Both managers joined at the end of the previous season, but this is their first full season together.

Thomas Tuchel is a proven and experienced manager, while Xabi Alonso is relatively a new man in this position. But Xabi Alonso has been very impressive with Bayer Leverkusen. Under him, Bayer Leverkusen have scored 11 goals in just three games in the Bundesliga. 

Besides, Thomas Tuchel started his journey with Bayern Munich with a defeat. They lost the DFL Super Cup Final to RB Leipzig, conceding three goals. However, the Bavarians made a strong response after the defeat. They won three consecutive games in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals. In addition, Bayern’s new signing Harry Kane is also getting goals. He has scored three goals in his first three appearances for Bayern and registered an assist.

Anyway, Bayer Leverkusen already defeated Bayern Munich this year back in March. After this game, Bayern Munich sacked Julian Nageslmann and appointed Thomas Tuchel as their head coach.

But Bayern Munich have always been a dominating side against Leverkusen. They lost only six of their last 23 games against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. The home record for the Bavarians are also impressive, scoring each of their previous 33 meetings with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

Team News

Captain Manuel Neuer is a long absentee for Bayer Munich. Therefore, Sven Ulreich will continue between the posts. Summer signing Kim Min-Jae has become a regular starter for Bayern Munich. He is expected to start along with Matthijs De Ligt in the heart of Bayern’s defense.

Harry Kane is the main frontman for the Bavarians, while Leroy Sane and Kingsley Koman could join him against Leverkusen.

As for Bayer Leverkusen, they will miss the service of Patrik Schick and Piero Hincapie as they remain injured. However, Amine Adil is back again from the suspension. 

The Possible Lineup for Bayern Munich:

Ulreich (GK); Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Musiala/Müller (C), Coman; Kane

The Possible Lineup for Bayer Leverkusen:

Hradecky (GK)(C); Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba; Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo; Hofmann, Wirtz; Boniface

Prediction: Bayern 2-1 Leverkusen

Both teams are having a very good time in the league. They have been very aggressive in their first three games. Therefore, we expect a very tight game between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen. But Bayern Munich will have the home advantage, which could be a key factor for the Bavarians.

Betfair Odds

Bayern Munich: 1.59

Draw: 4.89

Bayer Leverkusen: 5.09

You can find the real-time Betfair Odds at BFB247

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