LEV vs BAY Dream11 Team Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen faces off against Bayern Munich in a top of the table tie that will see the winner go first in the league. Die Bavarians travel to the Bay Arena Stadium for this game. Die Werkself find themselves in first place after going unbeaten in the league, winning 8 and drawing 4 games and one point below them, are reigning champions, Bayern Munich. Munich’s 4-1 loss to Hoffenheim is the only separating factor between the two sides and a win against Leverkusen will give Hansi Flick’s side a chance to right their wrongs earlier on in the league. Peter Bosz’s side has 10 wins in their last 11 fixtures and is on a winning streak of 5 games. Despite not losing since September, Bayern has been on a patchy run of form with just 4 wins and 4 draws in their last 8 games. They did, however, go on a winning streak of 10 games since their lone loss this season and will want to go on another one, starting with a win against Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich, Bundesliga
19th December, 11 pm (IST)
Bay Arena Stadium, Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen – WWWWW
Bayern Munich – DDWDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Bayern Munich have the slight edge, winning 3 games, in comparison to Leverkusen’s 2,
Last meeting: Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich (DFB Pokal, 4th July 2020)
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LEV vs BAY Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Bayer Leverkusen has quite a few injuries with Charles Aranguiz, Exequiel Palacios, Paulinho, Santiago Arias and Sven Bender all sidelined.
Doubtful: Peter Bosz does not have any doubtful players for this fixture.
Expected changes: Leverkusen will keep the same lineup for the most part with a few changes owing to the rotation. Lukas Hradecky will continue in goal with Lars Bender, Edmond Tapsoba and Daley Sinkgraven returning in defence with Jonathan Tah keeping his place. The 4-3-3 formation should continue with Julian Baumgartlinger, Florian Wirtz and Nadiem Amiri starting in midfield. The front-three should consist of Moussa Diaby, Patrick Schick and Leon Bailey. Lucas Alario will be eyeing a starting spot ahead of Schick but should be on the bench.
Leverkusen Starting XI (probable):
Lukas Hradecky (GK)
B) Bayern Munich Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Bayern Munich will be without Javier Martinez, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich and Nianzou Kouassi.
Doubtful: Hansi Flick does not have any doubts for the LEV vs BAY Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Manuel Neuer will start in goal, behind a strengthened defence of Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies. Bayern chose a very attacking lineup against Wolfsburg but that will not work against a side like Leverkusen. A double-pivot might return with Corentin Tolisso and Jamal Musiala playing behind Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Kingsley Coman. Robert Lewandowski will continue to spearhead the attack given his excellent form. Leroy Sane is also an option but Kingsley Coman has been in great form and should be rewarded with a win.
Bayern Munich Starting XI (probable):
Manuel Neuer (GK)
LEV vs BAY Today Match Prediction:
Bayern Munich is the obvious favourites for this game with Bet365 and SkyBet offering odds of 17/20 on a win for the away side and odds of 3/1 for on a win for Bayer Leverkusen. Peter Bosz’s side has scored an impressive 12 goals in their last 3 games but Bayern has been in table shaping games before as well and is no strangers to this sort of challenge. However, over the last few seasons, these have been unchartered territories for the home side. A win or draw for Leverkusen will display a real purpose and statement to rest of the league and will do a great deal for their confidence. For Bayern though, the LEV vs BAY Today Match Prediction must end only win a win for them.
LEV vs BAY Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Robert Lewandowski – Winning the FIFA Best Player Award, Robert Lewandowski has 18 goals and 4 assists this season in all competitions including 15 goals and 4 assists in 10 starts in the Bundesliga. He has created 15 goal-scoring chances so far and has a goal-contribution every 47.6 minutes in the league.
Patrik Schick – The in-form Patrik Schick has 2 goals and 1 assist in his last 4 starts for the club. He has also created 7 goal-scoring chances and has completed 89% of his dribbles. He will be the main threat to the Bayern Munich defence in this game and has a shot conversion rate of 60%.
Kingsley Coman – The Frenchman was given his chance when Leroy Sane picked up an injury and he has made the most out of it. Coman has 2 goals and 7 assists in just 8 starts in the Bundesliga and a further 3 goals and 2 assists in 4 starts in the Champions League. He has created 34 goal-scoring chances and has a pass accuracy of 88% as well.
Differential Picks –
Leon Bailey – Leon Bailey has been in excellent form with 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 appearances for the club. The Jamaican international has created 21 goal-scoring chances so far and has succeeded in 16 dribbles as well with 12 accurate crosses. The 23-year-old is a very good dribbler and will look to get into channels of space between Bayern’s lines and cause them damage.
Thomas Muller – Thomas Muller has been impressive as usual with 6 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga all season. He has created 41 goal-scoring chances as well and has whipped in 11 accurate crosses despite playing centrally. Die Raumdauter will be the key to dismantling the Leverkusen defence and creating space for the likes of Lewandowski and Gnabry.
Moussa Diaby – Moussa Diaby does not have brilliant numbers for this season but has been in top form of late with 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 appearances for the club. He has also done well to create 18 goal-scoring chances with 16 successful dribbles and a pass accuracy of 84%.