Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Betting Tip: Away or Draw – 5 December 2020

RB to hold their own in Munich

Joshua KIMMICH / Bayern Muenchen ©imago images / Sven Simon December 3rd, 2020

Germany Bayern Munich Vs RB Leipzig Germany

Saturday 5th December 2020 – 17:30 (kick-off)
German Bundesliga
Pick: RB Leipzig or Draw (Double Chance)
Odds: 7/4
Bookmaker: Boylesports
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 2nd December 2020)

Preview: The Allianz Arena will stage the ninth Bundesliga meeting between these sides as the current top two in Germany face off for the first time in 2020/21. But with the bragging rights shared across three previous league encounters, will either be successful in landing an early blow in this season’s title race?

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Bayern Munich Preview – Die Rotten reliant on out-scoring opponents?

With their participation in the latter stages assured well in advance of Tuesday’s final group game with Atletico Madrid, Hansi Flick could afford to name a largely second-string outfit at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League. Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka and current Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski remained at home, while a host of first-team regulars never made it off the bench in Spain.

In theory there should be a freshness to the Bayern (W7 D1 L1) side which turns out at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, bidding to move five points clear of a chasing pack currently headed by upcoming opponents RB Leipzig. A scary prospect indeed. For this is a side boasting more points through nine rounds (22) than either of the previous three seasons, and more goals (31) than anyone has managed since 1974/75.

Yet it hasn’t always been perfect. Far from it, and especially lately. Their most recent four Bundesliga opponents – Bremen, Dortmund, Koln and Stuttgart – all broke through a rearguard no longer afforded the same level of protection without Joshua Kimmich. All but Koln, meanwhile, beat the record champions on xG, including the latest visitors to Munich when only an inspired Neuer denied Werder Bremen a famous victory.

 

Over 3.5 Goals
4/5

Bet365

 

RB Leipzig Preview – Will midweek exertions hinder Munich efforts?

Julian Nagelsmann wasn’t afford the same luxury as his managerial counterpart in midweek, with the RB Leipzig (W6 D2 L1) boss fielding a strong XI for the visit to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday. It didn’t help either that the opposition on the night were full of gusto and spirit, extracting every ounce of commitment and energy as Leipzig pushed hard for the win their precarious predicament demanded.

Having seen leads of 2-0 and 3-1 disappear before their eyes, it is testament to the character instilled in this team that a way to win was found late on, leaving it late to record a 4-3 victory that sent them level on points with Manchester United and PSG in Group H. However, after 93 absorbing minutes away from home in Europe, quite how much is left in the proverbial energy tank remains to be seen.

That the record champions await next, in Munich no less, is about as far from ideal as Nagelsmann could have wished for, but is a challenge he will nevertheless expect his team to rise to. Moreover, Leipzig haven’t travelled particularly well this season, with four points from as many away matches accounting for just 25 per cent of their overall total. They have also never beaten Bayern away before in a competitive fixture.

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Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Betting Advice

Saturday will mark only a ninth-ever competitive meeting between the two clubs, and despite each of the last three in the Bundesliga ending in a draw, it is Bayern Munich, unsurprisingly, who lead the way with five wins to the one of RB Leipzig. In those recent encounters, however, Leipzig had their moments, particularly here at the Allianz Arena last season when the visitors shaded the xG battle (BAY 1.22 – 1.37 RBL).

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig – Key Facts:

  • Saturday pits the Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich (W7 D1 L1), against the team currently in second, RB Leipzig (W6 D2 L1).
  • Since 2017/18, no team has avoided defeat more often against Bayern than RB Leipzig (4/6), claiming a share of the spoils home and away in the Bundesliga last term.
  • However RB Leipzig are still without an away win versus Bayern Munich, having lost on all three visits prior to last season’s goalless draw at the Allianz Arena.

 

Although many of Bayern’s leading cast were given the night off earlier in the week, the chances of RB Leipzig causing an upset should not be dismissed. The latter were pushed hard in Turkey on Wednesday but I would be more concerned had they not won. Furthermore, Julian Nagelsmann has seen his team lose one league game all season, and they will create chances against a creaking Bayern defence (no clean sheet in eight competitive games).

Best Betting Odds – Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich – 1/2 (Bet365)
Draw – 4/1 (Betfair)
RB Leipzig – 5/1 (Boylesports)