In what should be a scintillating affair at the BayArena this weekend, Bayern Munich will be looking to keep up their remarkable winning run when the runaway leaders travel to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.
Putting in what was a rampant display last week and picking up a thumping 5-0 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf at the Allianz, the German giants find themselves holding a seven-point buffer at the top of the table and with one hand on their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.
On the flip side, making their return to winning ways with a deserved 1-0 win away at European faders Freiburg last week, Bayer Leverkusen still find themselves firmly in the Champions League chase after a run of form that has seen them win seven of their last nine Bundesliga appearances.
You might be interested to know, along with picking up a shock 2-1 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, Leverkusen also sent shockwaves across Germany when they marched to a 3-1 victory the last time they welcome Bayern to the BayArena. A third consecutive victory for Leverkusen can be found priced as high as 6/1 with Betfair for Saturday afternoon.
Havertz steals the show
Marking their return to winning ways last week after what was a public blip against Wolfsburg last time out at the BayArena, Bayer Leverkusen’s 1-0 win at Freiburg finds Peter Bosz’s side only sat outside the top-four due to their goal difference.
Continuing on what has been a glittering second half of the campaign both domestically and in Europe, there is no doubt that one man in particular has led Die Werkself’s Champions League charge.
Once again bagging the winner away at Freiburg last week, 20-year-old sensation Kai Havertz’s is widely regarded as one of the hottest commodities across Europe.
Along with bagging a brace against main top-four rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach on his travels last month, Havertz has already recorded five goals since making a return to action.
More impressive, with 10 goals in his last 13 matches across all competitions, including a strike at Ibrox, you might be interested to know that the German starlet can be found priced at 13/10 with Ladbrokes to extend on his tally this weekend.
Munich march on
Once again stealing the show with a 5-0 romp against Fortuna Dusseldorf last week, Bayern Munich find themselves now with a seven-point buffer at the top of the Bundesliga and showing signs of a side going from strength to strength.
Picking up what most assume was a title-winning 1-0 victory away at Borussia Dortmund last month, Hans-Dieter Flick’s men have won their last 10 appearances on the spin and already have one hand firmly on their eight consecutive German crown.
While Flick might have seen leading marksman Robert Lewandowski continuing to break records by the week after bragging another brace against Fortuna, the defending champions have caught the eye with their displays at the other end of the pitch.
Including that shock clean sheet away at BVB, the Bavarians have remarkably kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight matches across all competitions, a run that also saw them land a thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Saturday’s guests can be found priced at 2/1 with Paddy Power to leave the BayArena with another clean sheet intact this weekend.