Free tips Bundesliga: Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig prediction (7pm, Weds)
BAYERN MUNICH V RB LEIPZIG BETTING PREVIEW PREDICTIONS AND TIPS
Wednesday 21st December 19:45, Allianz Arena. Live on BT Sport 3
BAYERN MUNICH VS RB LEIPZIG PREDICTIONS
ASIAN HANDICAP PREDICTION:
RB Leipzig +1.25 at Evens with Betfred
HALF-TIME RESULT TIP
Draw at 13/8 with Stan James
REASON FOR BAYERN MUNICH VS RB LEIPZIG BETTING TIPS
The most eagerly anticipated Bundesliga match of the season, as the top-of-the-table duo of Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig do battle to decide who will be crowned winter champions. Should there be a victor, it could set out a significant marker for the remainder of the season.
Both teams are locked on 36 points going into Wednesday’s meeting, with it already looking very much like a two-horse race for the title.
Bayern are currently on a run of five straight wins in all competitions and the Bavarians have won their last 25 games against promoted sides. That said, they are not performing at the levels one has come to expect of them either domestically or in the Champions’ League as yet this season
This game is very much the establishment against the upstarts (albeit a club that is very much seen as a corporate plaything). That’s also reflected in the average age of the two teams this season, with Bayern have the highest average age of any Bundesliga side (27.9), whilst Leipzig have the youngest (24.1).
Bayern Munich are very warm favourites for this game at best odds of 4/9. That seems very short against a team that possesses the pace and intensity to really trouble them, particularly with Bayern rarely hitting the heights this term.
RB Leipzig can be backed +1.25 on the Asian Handicap, which appeals in that even if they lose by any one-goal margin, you would still get half your stake matched at the winning odds and the other half refunded to your account.
With so much at stake, the first-half could see the two teams largely weighing each other up, so there must be a decent chance that they will go in at the interval all square. That looks a decent bet at 13/8 with Stan James.
With regards to a Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig correct score tip, 1-1 at 9/1 with BetVictor has some appeal.
Another bet of interest is the Asian Goal Line. This could potentially be a close encounter with the teams largely cancelling each other out, so Under 3.0 Goals looks a decent shout at 5/6 with BetVictor. If there are two goals or less in the game, that’s a winning bet, four or more would lose and if there were exactly three goals, you would get your stake back in full.
BAYERN MUNICH VS RB LEIPZIG STATS
Bayern Munich are averaging 2.88 goals per game at home this season, whilst conceding at a rate of just 0.50. RB Leipzig are scoring at a rate of 2.13 goals per game on their travels and conceding 0.88 goals per game.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 47% of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga matches this season and in 60% of RB Leipzig’s games. ‘BTTS’ has also occurred in both 50% of Bayern’s home matches and 50% of RB Leipzig’s away games.
BAYERN MUNICH TEAM NEWS
Arjen Robben and Philipp Lahm are both expected to be fit and available for Bayern Munich, although Xabi Alonso and Rafinha are standing by to retain their places should they miss out.
RB LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS
Naby Keita and Marcel Halstenberg are both doubts with thigh injuries picked up in the 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin. Should they miss out, Dominik Kaiser is likely to replace Keita in midfield, with Benno Schmitz coming in at left-back for Halstenberg.