RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats, and more

Leipzig remained unbeaten against Bayern in the last three meetings. Will the Bulls be able to upset the reigning champions again?

RB Leipzig will host FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga 6th round match at the Red Bull Arena. The fixture will take place on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 22:00 IST.

Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

RB Leipzig News & Current Form: 

In recent seasons Leipzig have been consistently at the top of the table, but they have not been able to compete for the trophy yet, as they have failed to score points consistently over a long period of time. Last season, they finished 3rd and settled for bronze medals, which earned them a ticket to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League

For 4 rounds before the end of the German Championship they were on the 5th line, but managed to give a series of victories, due to which they rose two lines higher, this contributed to the loss of points of his competitors, which paved the way to the podium. At the end of the tournament, the team from Leipzig was third both in terms of goals scored (64 goals) and goals conceded (41).

In the current campaign Leipzig signed the following players: striker Lois Openda from RC Lens, defender Castello Lukeba from FC Lyon, striker Benjamin Sesko from RB Salzburg, center midfielder Nicolas Seiwald from RB Salzburg, center back El Chadaille Bitshiabu from Paris Saint-Germain, left back Christopher Lenz from Eintracht Frankfurt and others. Taken on loan for the season were: Xavi Simons from PSG and Fabio Carvalho from Liverpool FC.

The following players left the football club from Leipzig: Josko Gvardiol, Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku and others. Also a number of the team’s players have been loaned out to other clubs.

In the current season of the Bundesliga Leipzig started quite well and scored 12 points in 5 rounds. They have 4 wins, with one defeat in the opening round away from Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2:3), where it was a roughly equal match, but still the hosts were able to show better realization of their chances. 

The Red Bulls are showing good results in the championship and have already scored 14 goals, with only 3 goals conceded. The team is on a winning streak of 4 matches in a row, and in the last 3 matches they have not conceded a goal at all. 

In the last rounds they have beaten opponents twice with the same score (3:0), first FC Union Berlin away, and then at home FC Augsburg. And in the last matchday 5 they managed to get a tough away win against Borussia Mönchengladbach (1:0), where the winning goal was scored by Timo Werner, who scored in the end of the game, and there were not many chances in this meeting from both sides.

The team of Marco Rose also played a match in the Champions League, where they managed to take 3 points from Switzerland, beating BSC Young Boys (3:1). The Germans in this meeting managed to create a decent number of chances at the gates of the Swiss, due to which they managed to convert some of them into goals. The team is looking forward to a match at home against the champion of England Manchester City.

And the last meeting the team played in the DFB-Pokal and there defeated SV Wehen (3:2), where Sesko made a goal double and helped the team to get a victory and get further in the cup.

At the same time, in recent matches we have to do without Dani Olmo and Willi Orban – both the forward and the defender have knee injuries. Note that it was Olmo who scored all three of Bayern’s goals in the DFL-Super Cup.

Benjamin Sesko about his team’s objectives and praised Harry Kane:

“It was a great game for us. We can beat FC Bayern again if we put in a similar performance. It will obviously be a difficult match and we have to be totally focused. Playing at home in front of our fans will give us an additional boost.”

“We want to win every game and are on a roll at the moment. However, in every game we need to show that we deserve to win and give 100%. If we do that, we have a great chance of showing everyone who we are and what we are capable of.”

“Harry Kane is a fantastic striker and has performed at a world-class level for a number of years now. He has shown how to deal with pressure.”

Bayern Munich News & Current Form: 

Munich have been triumphant in the German league for the 11th year in a row, and it’s rare for them to have any competition in the fight for the title. But in the last season of the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund managed to create it, but in the last round of the championship they gave the championship to Munich, playing a draw in the decisive match of the last round of the championship.  

Bayern took advantage of this and won in the last round of the championship and with equal number of points with BVB, at the expense of the best additional indicators took 1st place. In total, they managed to score 71 points in 34 rounds of the Bundesliga and won 21 meetings. 

In addition, Munich became the most productive team in the championship, scoring 92 goals, most of which were scored by Gnabry (14 goals). And they conceded the least along with Union Berlin (38 goals each).

Bayern in the current Bundesliga year managed to replenish their ranks with the following players: striker Harry Kane, bought from Tottenham Hotspur FC, Kim Min-jae from SSC Napoli, Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig, Raphael Guerreiro from Borussia Dortmund.

And the following players left the team: Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Sadio Mane, Marcel Sabitzer, Yann Sommer and others, a number of other players were loaned.

Munich in the current season of the German Championship started well and are now at the top of the standings with 13 points, the same number of points as Bayer, but the latter is lower in the worst goal difference. 

Tuchel’s wards are currently the most prolific team in the championship and have already scored 18 goals, 7 of which were scored by the newly minted player of the team – Harry Kane, he is now on the second line in the list of top scorers in the Bundesliga. Leroy Sane (five accurate strikes) and Mathys Tel (5+1) are also very impressive.

The only points Tuchel’s team lost in the match of round 4 of the championship, where they parted ways with Bayer (2:2), twice in this meeting Munich led in the score, but the opponent at the very end of the offset time of the game was able to pull out a draw. 

In the last 5th round of the German championship Bayern defeated VfL Bochum (7:0), where Kane scored a hat-trick and two goal assists. The hosts were completely dictated by the home team, who gave their opponents almost nothing to create at their own goal and dominated in possession and attacking action, having a huge advantage over their opponent.

Last week, the team from Munich played their first group stage match in the new Champions League and defeated Manchester United FC 4:3 at home. 

The teams played a terrific attacking game and showed a goal thriller with 7 goals scored, with 3 goals being scored in the end of the game. However, the Germans looked more creative in the meeting and were more attacking, had more possession of the ball, due to which they achieved success in the match.

Munich played their last match in the German Cup, where they managed to beat a modest German club Preussen Münster (4:0).

Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund spoke about the state of health of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer:

“Manuel’s return is not far off. It could be just a matter of a few days. Of course we have to be careful, he has missed a long period of time. At this stage it is important to distribute the load correctly. I hope that in the next few days or next week he will be back in action and training with the team.”

Incidentally, Munich lost Serge Gnabry this week, who broke his left forearm in the Cup game.

“Following an X-ray examination during the match, it has been confirmed that Serge Gnabry suffered a fracture of the ulna bone of his left forearm,” the club said in a statement.

Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel:

“Serge will undergo surgery tomorrow and will miss a few weeks. It’s a bitter blow not only for him personally but also for us. He is an important player and a super character.”

RB Leipzig form guide: W-W-W-W-W-W

Bayern Munich form guide: W-W-D-W-W-W

RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Head-To-Head Record:

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  • July 30, 2022: RB Leipzig 3 – 5 Bayern Munich (Super Cup);
  • January 20, 2023: RB Leipzig 1 – 1 Bayern Munich (Bundesliga);
  • May 20, 2023: Bayern Munich 1 – 3 RB Leipzig (Bundesliga);
  • August 12, 2023: Bayern Munich 0 – 3 RB Leipzig (Super Cup).

RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Predicted XI:

RB Leipzig’s possible starting lineup (4-4-2): Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum; Simons, Schlager, Kampl, Carvalho; Sesko, Openda.

Bayern Munich’s possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Ulreich; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Kimmich; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane.

Statistical preview of the match RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich:

  • RB’s First XI average age is 26.6 years, while Bayern’s First XI average age is 27.2 years.
  • The total value of Leipzig’s squad is 403 mln euros, while Bayern’s value is 897 mln euros.
  • Both teams have scored in 5 of the last 6 Bundesliga matches between RB Leipzig and Bayern.
  • Bayern have lost only one of their last 10 Bundesliga matches against RB Leipzig (4 wins, 5 draws).
  • RB Leipzig won 9 of the last 10 Bundesliga matches (one defeat).
  • Bayern lost only one of its last 10 Bundesliga matches (8 wins, one draw).
  • In the last 5 games Bayern conceded an average of 1.20 goals per game and scored an average of 3.80 goals per game.
  • RB Leipzig conceded an average of 0.60 goals per game and scored an average of 2.60 goals per game in their last 5 games.
  • Leipzig serve an average of 4.86 corners per game, while Bayern deliver 9.29. 
  • The hosts collect an average of 1.57 Yellow Cards per game, while the visitors collect 0.86.

What has been said before the match:

Gaffer of the Red Bulls Marco Rose ahead of the clash with team from Munich:

“We’re expecting another high-quality game between two top teams tomorrow, with a great atmosphere in front of a sold-out crowd.”

“Bayern are back to playing with a higher tempo, more precision and more grit. It will be a tough challenge on Saturday but we’re looking forward to it and we want to perform well in front of our home fans. We can expect a high quality game on Saturday between two top teams.”

“We’ll try to break up Bayern’s rhythm by pressing sporadically, but we know that we can’t press them for the whole 90 minutes, so we’ll also have to defend well in a low block. It’s important for us to find a good balance – that will be a deciding factor for the end result I think.”

Thomas Tuchel, who is coaching Bayern Munich, about the upcoming opponent:

“We’ve been very focused and confident in the last few games. Now it’s another step up. Leipzig have a very strong squad. They’ve managed changes well. They’ve beaten us recently, which we don’t like. It’s about coming up with a response and continuing from where we’ve left off recently. We know it’s a difficult task, but we’re confident enough to say we’re going to Leipzig to win.”

“Leipzig have a lot of depth and talent in their squad and have done well to strengthen their team. They beat us last time, which we’re not happy about. It’s about responding and building on our recent form. We know it won’t be easy tomorrow. But, we’re confident enough in ourselves to say that we’re heading to Leipzig with the intention of winning.” 

“We’re all competitors and want to win constantly. Particularly at this level, it’s hard to deal with defeats and they do stick with you. It’s a top match in the league. When you’ve lost the last two, it is a different feeling but revenge isn’t the right word. We’re not going to get the Supercup back, but it still stings. We certainly don’t want to suffer another defeat.”

RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Prediction:

Looking at Bayern’s roster and performances now and comparing it with the last few seasons, It feels like the Reds used to be a much stronger team then today, which is why the Bulls have a good chance to snatch all 3 points in this contest. Their statistical indicators, current form (7 wins in the last 8 matches in all competitions), and the history of their recent head-to-head clashes confirm this thesis. Leipzig, led by the talented Xavi Simons, plays spectacular and beautiful football, the experienced Marco Rose has organized his team’s play pretty well.

Nevertheless, since the beginning of the season and the defeat in Munich from Leipzig, Bayern have improved significantly and gained confidence in their own abilities, it can be seen with the naked eye. The motivation of the Reds after 0:3 at the Allianz Arena is huge, the southerners will do everything possible to take revenge in the upcoming game for the failure in the German Super Cup.

If we go by a pattern, then both teams often play productively in the final third: due to the fact that the two sides like to play offensively and prosper up front, we risk assuming a large number of goals for the upcoming clash of principle. On average, Leipzig net 2.8 goals per game, while Bayern are scoring 3.6. 

Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: Bayern will not lose and the total of the match will be over 2.5 – Yes.

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