The Bavarian giants travel to play the most in-form team in Bundesliga when Bayer Leverkusen plays host to Bayern Munich on Sunday. Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Leverkusen vs Bayern.
Leverkusen vs Bayern 2021 Bundesliga Matchday 8
Leverkusen: New beginnings
We already know that Leverkusen is one of the Bundesliga’s top teams. They finished in the top six in each of their last four seasons but never higher than fourth (2018/19). Last season, they finished sixth and they qualified in the Europa League group stages.
They had an eventful summer. They changed managers, appointing former Young Boys coach Gerardo Seoane, who won the Swiss league title for three consecutive seasons, and lost their most important player, Leon Bailey, who transferred in the Premier League but they also signed six talented young players and spent around $65 million.
This season they are on fire. They have the second-best attack in the league with 20 goals scored in seven games and they lost one single match across all competitions, the 4-3 thriller against Erling Haaland and Co. According to the latest soccer lines they are huge underdogs against Bayern, being priced at +400.
Schick, Diaby, Wirtz: Sensational Trio
Czech striker Patrik Schick is enjoying a great year with his club and national team, He was Euro 2020 joint top scorer with five goals and he’s third in the Bundesliga’s top scorers table with six goals netted in seven games.
Moussa Diaby is one of the best young midfielders in Europe. This is his third season at BayArena and it looks like this is by far his best. He possesses great pace, superb dribbling abilities, he’s very creative and he’s constantly looking to find gaps in the opposition’s box. If you love your props, you can bet on Diaby to be anytime goalscorer at +250 with the latest betting lines.
Florian Wirtz made history as the youngest player to reach 10 Bundesliga goals and has become an integral part of the first team. He can score from range, he’s brilliant one-on-one and he’s capable of playing a playmaker role offering some great assists. The deadly trio will definitely give their best and try to pull off the upset against Bayern.
Bayern Munich: Team to Beat
When you say Bayern, you say force, dominance, world-class. They are the best team in Germany and probably the best in Europe. They’ve equaled the record in Europe’s top five leagues with their ninth league title in a row.
They have high-quality players at every position on the pitch and on top of that their bench is almost at the same level with the first team. Their superstar striker, Robert Lewandowski, is Bundesliga’s joint top scorer with seven goals scored in seven fixtures and he won his first European Golden Shoe after outscoring the entire field in 2020-21, failing to score in just four games last season in the German top-flight league.
After nine wins in a row across all competitions, Bayern Munich lost its first match of the season just before the international break 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt and you will surely not see them losing more than four or maximum five games per season. Despite playing on the road, they are big favorites at -155 with the best soccer odds in the market.
Leverkusen vs Bayern Game Information
- Game: Leverkusen vs Bayern
- Location: BayArena
- Time: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. ET
- Leverkusen vs Bayern Live Stream: ESPN+
Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Betting Picks
We’ve seen at least three goals in nine of the last 10 head-to-heads between these teams and at least four goals in seven of them. When they meet each other, it’s all about goals and entertainment. Bayern has the upper hand, winning the last four encounters against Leverkusen, but on the road they always concede goals.
We’ve seen many upsets returning from the international break and we were expecting a better price on the visitors, so we’ve skipped the moneyline and for our top betting pick we’re going with the goals market. We’re talking about two superb teams going forward with huge attacking firepower, so we should see at least four goals on the scoreboard.
Leverkusen vs Bayern Pick: Over 3½ Goals (-130)