Bayern Munich and Red Bull Leipzig will be battling it out at the Allianz Arena for the top spot as both sides engage in their 21st game in the league season. Bayern Munich is currently at the top with 42 points, while being just a point above Leipzig. In terms of recent form, Munich has five from it’s last five, whereas, Leipzig has faced a bit of a wobble recently bu winning two, drawing two and losing one in their last five matches. However, form goes out of the window as the title race intensifies in the German capital.
Date- Sunday, February 9
Kick-Off- 10:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Allianz Arena
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Caretaker manager, Hansi Flick has been doing extremely well with his side and should be persisting with a similar eleven. Ivan Perieisic sustained an injury in training and will be ruled out for several weeks. With Perisic out, Philip Coutinho, or Serge Gnabry will get the nod ahead. Kingsley Coman and Lucas Hernandez should both be returning to the squad. Javi Martinez and Niklas Sule are also ruled out due to injuries for the hosts.
Angelino has recently been brought in on loan from Manchester City. Patrik Schick and Yussuf Poulsen will be contending to play upfront alongside the main man, Timo Werner. Emil Forsberg could be on his way back after recovering from flu. Tyler Adams should be accommodating midfield now that Diego Demme made his move to Napoli. Skipper Willi Orban is on his road to recovery from his knee surgery, while, Ibrahima Konate’s muscle issue makes him doubtful to start. Kevin Kampl is on the sidelines due to a foot operation.
BAY (Expected Playing 11)- Neuer; Davies, Boateng, Alaba, Pavard; Thiago, Kimmich; Goretzka, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
LEP (Exected Playing 11)- Gulasci; Mukiele, Klostermann, Upemacano, Halstenberg; Sabitzer, Adams, Laimer, Forsberg; Schick, Werner
Robert Lewandoski has been in sublime form in the forward line. Lewandowski has 22 goals, three assists and has a pass accuracy of 71.6% from 1772 minutes in the league.
Timo Werner has been the standout performer for Leipzig. The 23-year-old has 20 goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 77.3% from 20 appearances this season.
Thomas Muller has been pivotal in the advanced role for Bayern Munich. Muller has five goals, 12 assists and a pass accuracy of 1205 minutes in the league.
Marcel Sabitzer can pack a punch from the midfield position for Leipzig. Sabitzer has seven goals, five assists and a pass accuracy of 20 appearances this season.
From the last six meetings between the two sides, three games have been won by Bayern Munich, while two have ended on level terms. Just the one game has been won by Leipzig during the course of time.
Bayern Munich might just be able to nick a win here.
Goalkeeper- P Gulacsi
Defenders- Pavard, D Alaba, D Upamecano
Midfielders- J Martinez, J Kimmich, K Laimer, M Sabitzer
Forwards- R Lewandowski (C), T Muller (VC), T Werner
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