After winning their first win with the new direction, Bayer Leverkusen host the mighty Bayern Munich on Saturday 2 February. The classic, which will be played at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, is part of the schedule of the twentieth round of the German Championship in its 2018/2019 edition. The start is scheduled for 12:30 am (Brasília time).
It will be the second game of the Leverkusen team at home with the Dutchman Petr Bosz, who stood out as the runner-up of the European League with Ajax and had a quick and turbulent passage through Borussia Dortmund. He achieved good results in the short term at Auringro, but was fired after a rebellion of the disgruntled players themselves with the privileges granted to the attacker Aubameyang, who soon would also be negotiated by the club.Bosz’s debut was not one of the happiest. Bayer lost to Borussia Monchengladbach, third-placed Bundesliga, 1-0. The reaction, however, was not delayed. In the nineteenth round, his team beat Wolfsburg 3-0 to reach 27 points (eight wins, three draws and eight losses). He climbed to ninth on the leaderboard. It is only a point behind Hoffenheim, sixth place, which closes the zone leading to international tournaments of the 2019/2020 season.The hiring of coach, however, clearly showed that Bayer Leverkusen’s priority in the second half of the season is the Europa League, which seems to be their specialty. The club has managed to overcome the first phase and will make its debut in the krasnodar against Russia’s Krasnodar on 14 February. In addition, it continues in the fight for the title of the Glass of Germany. His next opponent will be little Heidenheim.In this scenario, the meeting with Bayer Munich ends up showing the real potential of the cast that Bosz has at hand. It is considered better than the results that Leverkusen has presented. As principal, the club is only eleventh in the Bundesliga. Of the 27 points he played at Bay Arena, he won 13 (four wins, one draw and four losses) having scored 13 goals and conceded 15.For the meeting this Saturday, the only limitation for Bosz to choose their starters is in relation to Greek defender Panagiotis Retsos (still without performances in the 2018/2019 season of the German Championship), which is still recovering from injury.
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Having become accustomed to looking at rivals in the rear view and at long distance in recent seasons, Bayern Munich, champion of the six most recent editions of the Bundesliga, has played the role of the current hunter. In the return of the tournament, after the winter stoppage, he beat Hoffenheim 3-1 away from home and beat Stuttgart at the Allianz Arena 4-1.However, his situation has not changed. On the contrary. It worsened. With 42 points (13 wins, three draws and three defeats), he leads the German Bundesliga with six points behind Borussia Dortmund, who also won his two matches. Only now, instead of 17 rounds to reverse the situation, is 15.An advantage, however, leads in comparison with Dortmund. It is precisely in performance as a visitor. In this respect, Bayern are the best in the Bundesliga. Of the 30 points that he played outside his stadium, he collected 24 (eight wins and two losses).Undefeated ten games ago (eight wins and two draws), Bayern have three injuries per game confirmed for Saturday’s game. They were vetted by medical department midfielder Franck Ribery (14 matches in the German league, four goals), Arjen Robben (nine matches, three goals) and Corentin Tolisso (two matches, one goal).
- Peter Bosz is more offensive than his predecessor Heiko Herrlich, and he will probably stick to his concept against Bavaria as well.
Bayern is back in his ace, and in their last two matches, they have been dominant offensive and played on the final third.
Kovac was at the beginning of his time at the Bavaria rudder, because worried about the opponent would score. Now you just have to make several goals.
Lars Bender, Sven Bender and Wendell have all trained individually for the first 2 training sessions, and although they probably get ready, physics is questionable.
When the two teams meet, it typically ends in an entertaining affair.
- Last time Bayern was visiting the BayArena in the Bundesliga, which was the award for over 3.5 goals 2.5.
Kovac has got better control of the defensive, and Süle, Hummels and Neuer have looked far more stable than before in the season.
Peter Bosz has been very offensive in his first two matches, but he can choose a slightly more defensive approach when meeting Bavaria.
Bayern will need 3 points as they still believe in the championship, while Leverkusen will probably be satisfied with the draw.
Football Prediction of the Day Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
There is a clear upward trend in Bayer Leverkusen. Although the club does not have a first-line squad, available players clearly have the potential to perform better than they have been showing since the start of the season. The change of coach can accelerate this process and the fact of facing Bayern Munich is a motivator. Therefore, even if the Munich team shows technical superiority, the confrontation opens space for a prognosis of risk in the success of the owners of the house in the game for the twentieth round of the German Championship version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Bayer Leverkusen
Prediction Today: Over 3.5 Goals