Bayer Leverkusen will look to pull off the big upset when they host league-leading Bayern Munich at BayArena in what is undeniably the most intriguing matchup of the round. With both championship contenders going all-out for the win, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their Bundesliga betting odds.
Bayern Munich Vs Leverkusen Bundesliga Matchday 30
Why Bet On Bayer Leverkusen at +450
Bayer Leverkusen is sitting in fifth place in the standings with 56 points. They’ve scored 54 goals this season while allowing 35 defensively (+18). Leverkusen has won four of their last five matches and comes into this contest off a hard-fought 1-0 win over SC Freiburg on riday that saw Kai Havertz score the game’s only goal. Leverkusen had possession 68 percent of the match despite getting out-shot by Freiburg 9-7 in the win. Leverkusen has gone 7-4-3 SU and 6-7-1 ATS at home this season. Versatile defender Lars Bender is out with a foot injury but forward Kevin Volland made an early return from injury on the bench against Freiburg. Overall, Bayer Leverkusen have won 12 of their last 14 matches in all competitions.
Why Bet On Bayern Munich at -215
Bayern Munich is sitting atop the Bundesliga standings with 67 points. They’ve put a league-high 86 goals on the board this season while allowing just 28 defensively to own a league-high +58 goal differential. The Bavarians have won nine straight matches and 14 of their last 15 Bundesliga matchups. Munich comes into this contest off a resounding 5-0 smackdown win against Fortuna Dusseldorf that saw superstar Robert Lewandowski score a pair of goals while Mathias Jørgensen, Benjamin Pavard and Alphonso Davies all found the back of the net in the dominating win. Central defender Niklas Süle remains injured alongside midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Thiago and Corentin Tolisso.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While I’m certainly not expecting Bayer Leverkusen to simply roll over in this matchup against league-leading Bayern Munich, the fact of the matter is that the Bavarians have been completely and utterly dominating this season far more often than not. Not only that, but in 89 encounters in this rivalry, Bayern Munich has an inasne 54-19 edge with 16 draws.
Then, there’s the revenge factor. With Bayer Leverkusen having won two straight in this series including a narrow 2-1 last November, I’m fully expecting Bayern Munich to come out firing on all cylinders. While Bayer Leverkusen has won 4 of their last 5 home matches against their Bundesliga rivals, Bayern Munich has won four of their last five matches by at least two goals while keeping clean sheets in an impressive seven their last eight matches in all competitions. Bayer Leverkusen will definitely put up a fight, but in the end, Bayern Munich will not be denied.
Pick: Bayern Munich 3 Bayer Leverkusen 2