The restart of the German Bundesliga couldn’t be better, with RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich clashing. The two powerhouses meet in East Germany at the Red Bull Arena, one of the country’s newest and most modern places. For the moment, the hosts are third in the standings having 28 points in 15 games, while Bayern sits first, six steps ahead in the same number of events. The Bavarians have been dominating over the years against this rival, but the Bulls hope to put an end to that negative streak.
RB Leipzig (+275) played four friendlies since the World Cup started, winning three and losing one. All of them had three or more goals, and three had at least four hits.
There haven’t been too many changes in RB’s roster during the pause, but they do struggle with a couple of injuries at the moment. RB is the most confident host in the Bundesliga, winning six of their seven games in Leipzig and having one draw. The total goal difference is 19-5, and Freiburg and Dortmund have the best defense in front of their own fans.
In the past eight contests at the Red Bull Arena across all competitions, the Bulls have scored at least two goals in each, and just one didn’t see three goals in total.
Bayern Munich (-110) didn’t play many friendlies since November. Yet that could be because of the fear of injuries, as the Bavarians have plenty of hurt players, but we’ll mention them later.
Before the start of the World Cup, Bayern didn’t lose in 13 consecutive games, and right now, they have ten victories in a row. Though, the last game played was on November 12th, against Schalke, 0-2. The German champs are the best team on the road in Bundesliga, collecting 17 points in eight events, winning five, posting two draws and one defeat, with a goal difference of 23-7.
Bayern is on a six-game winning streak on the road, scoring at least twice in each, and having three clean sheets in the past four events.
Gulasci, Orban, and Nkunku are out for this one in Red Bull, and that’s a major blow for the hosts. Simakan, Raum, and Blaswich are questionable.
On the other hand, Manu Neuer is injured, Mane too, Hernandez, Mazraoui, and Sarr won’t participate in this event, and Leroy Sane remains a game-time decision.
Head to Head Games
RB Leipzig is without a victory against Bayern in the last 10 games, losing six and posting four draws. Also, the most recent four events all saw the Bavarians triumphing, and in three, they scored at least three times.
Despite all the injuries and problems on both ends, we think this game will bring plenty of goals, and our pick here is for both teams to score over 2.5 goals. The payers are eager to compete and post a win over the big rivals, and in our opinion, there won’t be any calculations or some rigid tactics here. The odds on our pick are currently set at -190, and that’s just fine.
Pick: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals -190
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