Kick-off: 1730, 09/02/2020
Stadium: Allianz Arena
TV: BT Sport
Bayern Munich have been in outstanding form either side of the winter break and are hard to oppose when taking on Bundesliga title rivals RB Leipzig.
The visitors have only failed to score once in their last 20 games in all competitions, though, so this has all the makings of an entertaining encounter.
We’re going with 23/20 for a home win and both teams to score for our first Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig prediction.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern were given a scare in the German Cup on Wednesday, but Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped them to edge out Hoffenheim 4-3.
That followed six consecutive Bundesliga victories, with a whopping 23 goals scored in those fixtures and only three conceded.
Overall, FC Hollywood have rattled off eight straight wins, as Tottenham were beaten 3-1 at this venue in the Champions League in mid-December.
Reflecting on the midweek triumph, Hansi Flick told the club website: “In the cup, it’s ultimately about going through.
“I was very pleased with the first half. We went a goal down early but bounced back quickly and hardly let our opponents play.
“The way we played in the second half wasn’t so good, you saw from the 55th minute the team eased off a bit.
“We lacked the intensity we need in our play. We didn’t press well any longer.”
There should be no easing off in a huge match such as this and one stat worth noting is that Bayern score twice as many times in the second half as they do in the first in Bundesliga home games (11-22).
That makes 87/100 for more goals after the interval in this match stand out from the Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig odds.
A Look At RB Leipzig’s Betting Odds
Leipzig were in pole position to claim a first Bundesliga title when returning from the winter break with a 3-1 defeat of Union Berlin.
That made it 10 wins in a 13-match unbeaten run in this competition and the Champions League, but things have gone badly wrong since then.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side went down 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt and could only draw 2-2 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach in the league.
They also crashed out of the cup with a 3-1 loss at Frankfurt on Tuesday, with Timo Werner missing a golden opportunity to level things up at 2-2 in the 89th minute before Filip Kostic finished them off.
Werner is battling it out with Lewandowski for this season’s Bundesliga Golden Boot, trailing the Polish veteran by two on 20, so he may well make amends at Allianz Arena.
However, Lewandowski is still the main man and has an excellent record in this fixture, netting seven times in nine head-to-head meetings.
Even at short odds of 2/1, he is backed to score first in our Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig betting tips.
For those wanting a bit more value, how about 16/1 for Lewandowski to break the deadlock in a 3-1 home win.
Meanwhile, referring back to our ‘more goals in the second half’ pick, all of Leipzig’s last 11 Bundesliga goals have come after the break.
BAYERN MUNICH 4-3 Hoffenheim – Benjamin Hubner (og), Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski (2)
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 RB LEIPZIG – Dani Olmo
Head-to-head: RB Leipzig 1-1 B Munich, RB Leipzig 0-3 B Munich, RB Leipzig 0-0 B Munich, B Munich 1-0 RB Leipzig
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