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| On Apr 3, 2021 3:04 PM IST

LEP vs BAY Dream11 Tips for RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Bundesliga Fixtures 3 April

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LEP vs BAY Dream11: An interesting top of the table clash is on as RB Leipzig welcome league leaders Bayern Munich to the Red Bull Arena. Leipzig is the chasing pack and hopes to go within 1 point of the Bundesliga title with a win against Bayern. Subsequently, Bayern has the chance to go 7 clear on top of the table should they bag all 3 points. Leipzig is unbeaten in the league since January and has won 7 of their last 8 league games. Bayern has overcome a minor dip in form to go on a 7-game winning streak across all competitions which puts both sides in a position of confidence ahead of his fixture.

Date: 3rd April, Saturday
Kick-Off: 10 pm (IST)
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig

Bundesliga Table: Bayern Munich are on top of the table with RB Leipzig in 2nd place.

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Recent Form
RB Leipzig: WWLDW
Bayern Munich: WWWWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
RB Leipzig – 0
Draw – 4
Bayern Munich – 1

LEP vs BAY Today Match Prediction Details

RB Leipzig News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Angelino continues to remain sidelined as he is joined by fellow defender, Marcel Halstenberg who has tested positive for Covid-19.
• New signing, Dominik Szoboszlai is still unfit, owing to a groin injury.
• Konrad Laimer has suffered a knee injury and will be out for this month.
• Kevin Kampl picked up his 5th yellow card of the season and will be suspended.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Dayot Upamecano is back and should replace the sidelined, Marcel Halstenberg.
• Kevin Kampl’s suspension may see Nordi Mukiele given the nod at right-wing back as Tyler Adams moves to central midfield.
• Emil Forsberg may be dropped in favour of Alexander Sorloth in attack.

RB Leipzig Starting XI (likely)

Peter Gulacsi (GK)
Lukas Klostermann
Dayot Upamecano
Willy Orban
Nordi Mukiele
Tyler Adams
Marcel Sabitzer
Amadou Haidara
Christopher Nkunku
Dani Olmo
Alexander Sorloth

Bayern Munich News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Bayern have been dealt a huge blow as Robert Lewandowski has suffered a knee injury and he joins Douglas Costa on the treatment table.
• Corentin Tolisso and Tanguy Nianzou are long-term injuries and continue to remain out of action.
• Alphonso Davies got sent off against Stuttgart as Jerome Boateng picked up his 5th yellow card of the season, meaning both are suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Niklas Sule will slot in at centre-back to replace Boateng as Benjamin Pavard starts at right-back.
• Lucas Hernandez will get the nod to start at left-back, given Davies’ absentee.
• Serge Gnabry should start as the lone-striker as Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane start on the flanks.

Bayern Munich Starting XI (likely)

Manuel Neuer (GK)
Benjamin Pavard
Niklas Sule
David Alaba
Lucas Hernandez
Joshua Kimmich
Leon Goretzka
Leroy Sane
Thomas Muller
Kingsley Coman
Serge Gnabry

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Thomas Muller – Thomas Muller is one of the most lucrative players in the world at the moment with 10 goals and 14 assists in the league so far. He has created 87 chances and whipped in 20 accurate crosses. Furthermore, Muller has scored 10 of his 12 shots on target giving him a shot conversion rate of 83%.

Serge Gnabry – With 9 goals and 1 assist in the Bundesliga this season, Gnabry will have the difficult challenge of filling in for Lewandowski. But the German has been in great form of late with 2 goals and 1 assist in Bayern’s last 2 Bundesliga games. He has also had a great international break, scoring once and assisting twice for Germany.

Differential Pick

Christopher Nkunku – The versatile Frenchman may be Leipzig’s key to unlock the Bayern backline. He has 10 goal contributions (6 goals and 4 assists) so far and will be positioned right behind the striker. He has created 57 goal scoring chances and has completed 56% of his attempted dribbles, finishing 22 of them. Nkunku has also fed in 32 accurate crosses while boasting in a pass accuracy of 83%. Having been left out of the French national team for the international break, Nkunku should be well-rested and ready to take on Bayern.

LEP vs BAY Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Neuer
Defenders – Haidara, Mukiele, Hernandez
Midfielders – Olmo, Sabitzer, Coman, Sane, Gnabry (VC)
Forwards – Nkunku, Muller (C)

Likely Winner

Given the situation, Bayern Munich should be happy to take a draw away to their fellow title challengers. RB Leipzig, however, will want a win at all costs but they will be aware that they haven’t beaten Die Bavarians in 3 years. The last game these two sides played out was an interesting 3-3 draw that saw Bayern score an equaliser in the 75th minute. Despite their strengths, Leipzig knows that Bayern doesn’t have the same air of invincibility as they did last season and if they play their cards right, can come out on top in the LEP vs BAY Today Match Prediction.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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