Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig / Bundesliga – This calendar year and the first part of the season in the Bundesliga, ends with a clash between two teams that are on the first two positions and have the same number of points. Bayern has a better goal difference and they are therefore first, but the Bavarians were expected in that position, while Leipzig is a real hit and everyone is talking about them. They lost that one match by Ingolstadt, which was not expected, while they in the last round in another derby defeated Hertha. Bayern is in a series of five victories, although in the last round they struggled badly away against Darmstadt. This will be their first mutual clash. Begins: 21.12.2016. – 20:00 CET
Bayern is winning everything that comes their way and they have a series of six triumphs, however, they are not playing equally good in all the matches, and they are struggling in some, and in some they simply run over their opponents. What they have managed to stabilize at the moment is their defence. They had a longer period when they received at least one goal in all matches, but they have not received any goals in the previous three. They defeated Atletico in the Champions League with 1-0, after which they mastered Wolfsburg with 5-0 at home. After this match it was expected that they would without any major problems skip this hosting against last ranked Darmstadt, but it was not easy and the victory was brought by Douglas Costa who scored a goal just 20 minutes before the end.
Bayern is no better on the field and it seems as though they are underestimating their rivals. Coach Ancelotti has made some combinations with the team, and Lahm was on the bench, as well as Ribery, while Boateng and Robben are absent due to injury. Now we again expect changes and Lahm, Ribery shoul all be on the field, and even Robben who has recovered from injury, while Boateng and Coman remain on that list.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Neuer – Lahm, Hummels, J.Martinez, Alaba – Vidal, Alcantara – Robben, T.Muller, Ribery – Lewandowski
This Saturday's match against Hertha showed that defeat in Ingolstadt two rounds ago was just a tangle of unfortunate circumstances. It was their first defeat of the season, but they also played good in that game, and created opportunities that were not used and it can be said that they had no luck. They can only regret that they have not won in that game, because their rival is one of the weakest teams in the league, and they can only regret that they have lost first place because of the loss of those points. Therefore, they have again on Saturday again demonstrated their strength against this season very good Hertha, which they have mastered with 2-0, with the proviso that the result does not really show what kind of domination they had and how the guests from Berlin failed to create any opportunity to score.
The right-back Bernardo has returned in the team and it has only briefly relieved their coach Hasenhuttl, because he now has two more problems. Because of the injuries, left-back Halstenberg and midfielder Keita have left the game earlier, who is the driving force of this team. D.Kaiser could be his replacement in midfield, while Bernardo goes on the left back and Schmitz takes his place. There will be no changes in the offensive part of the team.
Probable lineups RB Leipzig: Gulacsi – Schmitz, Ilsanker, Orban, Bernardo – D.Kaiser, Demme – Sabitzer, Forsberg, Ti.Werner – Y.Poulsen
Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig PICK
Bayern is the favourite in this duel, but we have already learned that Leipzig should not be underestimated and we believe that they can score a goal in Munich, since they have an average of over two goals away from home. The Bavarians are of course having no problems with scoring goals at home.
Pick: both teams will score
Odds: 1.80 at bet365 (down to 1.70 can be played)