The Bundesliga returns on Friday with a bang since Bayern Munich, the team atop the standings, will pay a visit to Leipzig. Sitting in third place, Leipzig is only six points behind Bayern Munich.
These two teams, alongside Wolfsburg, are the only three teams that haven’t lost in the last five fixtures. As if that wasn’t enough, both are among the top three scoring teams in the league.
As expected, the visitors dominate the soccer lines, but keep in mind that the Red Bulls are undefeated when playing at home.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga odds, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Leipzig vs Bayern Munich. We’ve plenty of Bundesliga betting odds for you to consider.
Leipzig: Werner is Back
Overall, Leipzig have scored 30 goals. That’s two goals per game. Christopher Nkunku is the team’s and league’s top scorer with 12 goals, but the Frenchman faces a race against time to play after suffering torn ligaments that ruled him out of the 2022 World Cup.
On the other hand, Timo Werner, who has scored four goals, will be available after playing and scoring in the team’s last friendly match. The Red Bulls crushed FK Mlada Boleslav 4-0. The other goals came through Marcel Halstenberg, Emil Forsberg and Andre Silva. Nkunku would be missed, but Werner and Silva are more than capable of leading the way.
Regarding defense, there’s good news because France U21 international Mo Simakan is ready to go. They’re going to need him if they want to keep the reigning champions at bay. The Red Bulls have allowed 21 goals in 15 games, but Bayern Munich average 3.2 goals per game.
As mentioned before, they’re undefeated when playing at Red Bull Arena, making them a very tempting online gambling underdog, especially at +280. Plus, they’ve scored at least two goals in all their home matches and have finished with a clean sheet four times. I’m telling you, you won’t find a more enticing underdog than the Red Bulls.
Bayern Munich: No Mane
Bayern Munich will travel to Leipzig without one of their best players. Sadio Mane also suffered an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup and isn’t ready to return. Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich’s head coach, told the media that the striker could return just in time to face PSG in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, scheduled to begin on Feb. 14.
Even with Mane out, the visitors deserve to be the betting online favorites at -120. Why? Because the team’s top scorers are ready to go. We’re talking about Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry, who have scored nine and eight goals, respectively. There’s also Eric Choupo-Moting, who is tied with Mane with six goals.
The reigning champs aren’t only the top-scoring team in the league, they also own the best defensive record after allowing only 13 goals in 15 games. As if that wasn’t enough, Matthijs de Ligt is ready to go after missing the team’s last few games due to injury.
Like Leipzig, Bayern played a friendly match last week, tying 4-4 with RB Salzburg. Sane, Arijon Ibrahimovic, Kingsley Coman and Mathys Tel were the scorers. That’s right, the team’s depth is uncanny.
Leipzig vs Bayern Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 15
- Leipzig Victories: 1 (17 goals)
- Bayern Munich Victories: 9 (33 goals)
- Draws: 5
Last season, Bayern Munich crushed Leipzig 4-1 at Red Bull Arena. Robert Lewandowski, who no longer plays for the team, scored the opener. The good news is that the other three scorers remain with the team: Musiala, Sane and Choupo-Moting. Later, the Red Bulls put up a better fight in Munich but still lost 3-2. An own goal scored by Josko Gvardiol made the difference.
If you’re thirsty for goals, this is the game for you. Both scored in four of their last five games, making the total go over 3½ goals in each of those matches.
Leipzig vs Bayern Match Information
- Match: Leipzig vs Bayern Munich
- Date: Friday, Jan. 20th
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
- Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Live Stream: fubo.tv
Leipzig vs Bayern Betting Lines
Leipzig vs Bayern Picks & Prediction
The first game after a long break is always tricky. Nevertheless, considering what’s at stake, I still expect a back-and-forth battle, which should take all fans to the edge of their chairs. In other words, I expect both to score in a highly entertaining match that will end in a draw, precisely my recommendation for you to include in your soccer picks. You could win $305 per every $100 wagered on the draw. Four out of their last 10 meetings finished with a draw.
The Leipzig are listed at +280 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Leipzig, you have a chance to win $280. Bayern Munich is -120, offering a chance to win $83 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Leipzig a 26.32% chance to win, with Bayern Munich at 54.55%.