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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Bundesliga Game of the Week!

Yes, Bayern Munich is atop the Bundesliga standings, but the 2022-23 season hasn’t been a walk in the park for the reigning champ. In fact, losing in Leverkusen could make it fall to second place. On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen is only six points behind Frankfurt, the team sitting in sixth place. Qualifying for a UEFA competition is the Black and Reds’ priority.

As expected, Bayern is in control of the soccer lines, but keep in mind that only two defeats were on the road.

Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, 2nd-leg football match FC Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain FC in Munich
Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Mueller reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, 2nd-leg football match FC Bayern Munich v Paris Saint-Germain FC in Munich // Christof Stache - AFP

Bayer Leverkusen: Turning Things Around

After a very rocky first half of the season, Bayer Leverkusen is finally living up to expectations. The Black and Reds only lost one of their last five Bundesliga games. They also managed to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League.

Precisely, Leverkusen’s last match was the second leg of the Round of 16, defeating Ferencvaros 2-0 with Moussa Diaby and Amine Adli as the scorers. Leverkusen controlled the game from start to end, finishing with nine shots on goal, seven more than the home side.

Regarding the Bundesliga, it won its last two games with a 7-3 aggregate. First, it crushed Hertha Berlin 4-1, with four different players scoring all goals. Later, it defeated Werder Bremen 3-2, with another three players scoring all goals.

This club doesn’t depend on anyone. That’s why no Leverkusen player is among the league’s top scorers. That doesn’t mean they don’t have stars; it does have a couple. We’re talking about Diaby, who has scored eight goals, and Jeremie Frimpong, who leads the team in assists with six. They’re more than enough to consider the Black and Reds a good online gambling underdog, especially playing at home at a +385 price.

Bayern Munich: Powerful

Bayern Munich is still in contention to win the Bundesliga, the DFB Pokal, and the UEFA Champions League. That’s what powerhouses do, win at all costs, no matter what the Las Vegas soccer odds say.

Last weekend, the reigning champ defeated Augsburg 5-3, with Benjamin Pavard as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. He’s a right-back! Curiously enough, four of their five goals were scored by defensive players.

Before that, Bayern defeated PSG in the second leg of the UCL Round of 16. The Parisians, led by Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, couldn’t score a single goal in the entire series. That’s how good Bayern Munich is on both ends.

Jama Musiala and Thomas Muller are the two stand-out players for Bayern. Musiala is the team’s top scorer with 11 goals, while Muller has seven assists.

Bayern Munich comes in as the betting online favorite for Sunday at -170. The club is 7-3-2 when playing on the road, while Leverkusen has lost five games at home.

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 96
  • Bayer Leverkusen Victories: 19 (111 goals)
  • Bayern Munich Victories: 59 (194 goals)
  • Draws: 18

Bayern Munich was the soccer betting favorite in the first meeting with Bayer Leverkusen this season. The reigning champ won 4-0 at Allianz Arena with Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Sadio Mane, and Thomas Muller as the scorers.

Bayern won seven of the last 10 meetings between the two, scoring in all games and finishing with a clean sheet twice. If you like goals, this is the perfect game since the total has gone over in eight of their last 10 encounters.

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Match Information

  • Date: Sunday, March 19th
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: BayArena, Leverkusen
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Stream: fubo.tv

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Betting Lines

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Picks and Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen scored at least two goals in each of its last four matches. Bayern Munich did the same. In fact, it scored three or more goals three times. Besides being the better team, Bayern Munich will be well-rested.

The reigning champ will get the three points but not without a fight, in which the total will go over since I expect both to score. I would bet on the over even if it was set to four goals in the sportsbook.

Bayer Leverkusen is listed at +385 in our Vegas Bundesliga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Bayer Leverkusen, you have a chance to win $385. Bayern Munich is -170, offering a chance to win $59 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Bayer Leverkusen a 20.62% chance to win, with Bayern Munich at 62.96%.

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Match Detail

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