Round 10 of the German Bundesliga will be played between Friday and Monday with a selection of matches scheduled to be shown live on television. One game of interest starts at 17:30 GMT on Saturday as title contenders Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig face-off. The winner of this game will send a statement of intent to the rest of the competition.
This will be the 11th time these sides have met in competitive action and the head-to-head stats attached to the fixture shows Bayern Munich have won five times with four draws and only one win for the Bulls. The most recent contest ended goalless which means each of the last two and three of four have been draws. Will that trend continue here?
Bayern on an unbeaten run
Bayern Munich were pre-season favourites to continue their dominance of German football and they quickly moved into pole position. The hosts start this game with seven wins on the board against one draw and a defeat, scoring 31 goals while conceding 13. The 22 points gained means they are two better than nearest rivals and opponents RB Leipzig.
Munich enjoy a recent unbeaten run and bagged a win last time when beating Stuttgart 3-1 on the road a week ago. Coulibaly opened the scoring for Stuttgart that day but Coman levelled things up before Lewandowski gave Munich the advantage. A late goal from Douglas Costa finished things off but the match was more competitive than the bare result would suggest.
Win would send Bulls top
RB Leipzig were picked by many pundits to challenge Bayern Munich for the title this season and they have lived up to expectations so far. The visitors arrive in town second in the Bundesliga having won six, drawn two and lost one so far, scoring 17 goals but conceding six. Victory would send them racing to the top of the pile.
Bulls are unbeaten in their last three league games, winning two and drawing one. They kept up the pace with victory last week over Arminia Bielefeld at home, nicking a 2-1 thanks to goals from Angelino and Nkunku. It’s worth noting RB Leipzig have conceded one goal in each of their last two league games and that defence will be tested to breaking point again here.
Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig prediction
Bayern Munich would open a gap over the chasing pack with a home win against their nearest rivals and they are certainly capable of doing that. Leipzig must defend better than they have been in recent weeks to trouble their hosts, but they do have talent in attack to create chances and score goals to make this interesting. Armchair fans hope this game lives up to expectations and provides plenty of excitement.
Bayern Munich are 1.49 to win with RB Leipzig priced at 5.7 with 22bet. The draw can be backed at 4.86 for bettors that can’t split the pair.
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