Bayern Munich play Bayer Leverkusen in Round 8 of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. GMT on Friday, 30 September 2022. The match venue is Allianz Arena, Munchen, Germany.
Latest odds on betting sites
Bayern Munich to win odds are priced at 1.33 (-300 American; 1/3 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 6.00 (+500; 5/1), while Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 7.50 (+650; 13/2).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Bayern Munich — 70%, draw — 18%, Bayer Leverkusen — 12%.
Latest betting odds on Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen (30 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.28 (-355; 20/71)
- Under 2.5 goals — 3.75 (+275; 11/4)
- Asian handicap (-1.5, -2.0) on Bayern Munich — 2.04 (+104; 25/26)
- Asian handicap (+1.5, +2.0) on Bayer Leverkusen — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
Match preview and statistics
Bayern Munich are fifth in the league table with 12 points and a +13 goal difference. They have three wins, three draws, and a loss in seven league matches played this season. The Bavarians lost 0-1 to Augsburg in their last league game.
In the 59th minute of the second half, Mergim Berisha latched onto the loose ball in the penalty spot and fired the ball beyond Neuer into the net. The Reds were not able to give a reply to the goal. They dominated the whole game, but immediately Augsburg broke the deadlock and scored.
Team statistics: 77% possession, 1.62 expected goals (xG), 19 total shots, six shots on target, four big chances, 552 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, two offsides, eight corners, and one yellow card.
Bayern have two wins and two draws in the previous four games before the game.’
Bayern Munich team news: Bouna Sarr, Kingsley Coman, and Lucas Hernandez are sidelined due to injuries, while Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka are out because of Covid-19.
Bayer Leverkusen are 15th in the league table with five points and a -3 goal difference. They have won only one league match this season, with two draws and four losses. Leverkusen drew 1-1 with Werder Bremen in their last game.
Kerem Demirbay opened the scoring in the 57th minute of the second half with a left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Odilon Kossounou. Milos Veljkovic pulled one back in the 82nd minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard bot to the bottom right corner following a corner.
Team statistics: 54% possession, 1.80 expected goals (xG), 19 total shots, seven shots on target, two big chances, 412 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, five fouls committed, one offside, nine corners, and two yellow cards.
Bayer Leverkusen team news: Amine Adli, Andrey Lunev, Exequiel Palacios, Florian Wirtz and Karim Bellarabi are sidelined due to injuries.
Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H
Bayern Munich haven’t lost to Bayer Leverkusen in their last six meetings, with five wins and a draw. Both teams drew 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Bayern Munich projected starting lineup:
- Sven Ulreich
- Benjamin Pavard
- Dayot Upamecano
- Matthijs de Ligt
- Alphonso Davies
- Joshua Kimmich
- Marcel Sabitzer
- Thomas Muller
- Jamal Musiala
- Leroy Sane
- Sadio Mane
Jamal Musiala is the key player to watch out for. He has four goals and an assist in six league matches this season. Musiala provided an assist in the UCL tie against Barca as well. A very good game is expected from the talented youngster.
Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:
- Lukas Hradecky
- Jeremie Frimpong
- Edmond Tapsoba
- Jonathan Tah
- Piero Hincapie
- Charles Aranguiz
- Kerem Demirbay
- Moussa Diaby
- Adam Hlozek
- Callum Hudson-Odoi
- Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick is the key player to watch out for. He has two goals in the league this season. Schick scored a goal for the Czech Republic in their last match against Switzerland. The forward needs to pick up and score in the next fixture.
Prediction and betting tips
Bayern Munich are below their normal form. They have not had great results from the previous league matches. Bayern have three draws and a loss in the last four league matches. Ahead of the Round 8 fixture, some key players are out already. Neuer and Hernandez have Covid and are ruled out, plus other injuries as well.
Bayer Leverkusen have had injury issues since the start of the season and you can easily tell by their match results. They have just one win in the league so far. The Eternal Bridesmaids need to improve their performances in upcoming matches.
From the h2h record, the Bavarians have been the better team. They are unbeaten in six meetings (five wins, one draw). The predictions for this match are HT/FT — Bayern Munich/Bayern Munich, and both teams to score (Yes). The Munich team has the home advantage and will strive to have a great result. Nagelsmann will want to win this tie to relieve the pressure on him and the team.
Betting prediction: HT/FT — Bayern Munich/Bayern Munich
Odds: 1.83 (-120 American; 5/6 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/5 Fractional)