Preview - RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munch 15 September 19

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Match Day
RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich
Sunday, September 15th 2019
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Red Bull Arena

RB Leipzig:
Last five matches form: D L W W W
Average goals per match (18/19): 1.85
Average goals against per match (18/19): 0.85
Top Scorer (18/19): Timo Werner (16)

Bayern Munich: 
Last five matches form: L W D W W
Average goals per match (18/19): 2.59
Average goals against per match (18/19): 0.94
Top Scorer (18/19): Robert Lewandowski (22)

We have a real cracker in store at the Red Bull Arena on Match Day four in the Bundesliga as two unbeaten sides lock horns. Hosts RB Leipzig are a perfect three from three headed into the game, but face by far their biggest test to date as defending champions Bayern Munich come to town.

The two games between the sides last season were very tight affairs. This game ending in a goalless draw and Bayern coming out on top with a narrow 1-0 success in the reverse. Bayern did also win 3-0 here in the cup though.

Tyler Adams and Hannes Wolf miss out for the home side. Leon Goretzka looks like being the sole absentee for the champs.

Leipzig have been one of the emerging forces in the German game for some time now and will be looking to make that step up to the next level this season. They have certainly made an encouraging start, and are on an excellent run in front of their own fan in the league, losing just one of their past 19.

Bayern meanwhile have rebounded very well from a disappointing opening day draw at home to Eintracht, winning each of their next two, scoring nine times and conceding just one.

This should be a good game between two good sides, and overall we can't split them.

Prediction: RB Leipzig 2 - 2 Bayern Munich


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots:  12 - 14
Shots on target: 5 - 7
Corner Kicks: 3 - 6
Possession: 32% - 68%

Marcel Halstenberg, Christopher Nkunku, Konrad Laimer and Marcel Sabitzer were all booked for the home side, with Robert Lewandowski and Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich also having their names taken by referee Sascha Stegemann.

It was a dream start for the defending champions, with Bayern Munich taking the lead in just the third minute. Thomas Mueller showing good strength to win and hold the ball on the left inside his own half and play a ball which sent Robert Lewandowski scampering clear. Just about the last man the home fans wanted to see in that situation and the prolific Pole duly finished into the bottom right corner from the edge of the area.

It was really all Bayern in the first half hour or so, with the visitors creating a succession of chances. Lewandowski going closest with a header directed narrowly wide.

Bayern were then awarded a penalty only for the decision to be overturned upon consultation with VAR.

And then right on the stroke of half-time it was RB Leipzig who had a chance from the spot. Lucas Hernandez coming through Yussuf Poulsen from behind and the penalty kick awarded. Emil Forsberg doing the honours to finish into the right-hand side. 1-1 at the break.

End to end stuff at the start of the second half. Kingsley Coman going close for Bayern when seeing an effort cleared off the line.

Leipzig were having their moments too though. Timo Werner going close with a clever flicked effort and a swerving strike from Marcel Sabitzer very nearly deceiving Manuel Neuer.

Bayern were pushing more in the closing stages. Peter Gulacsi pulling off an excellent fingertip stop to tip a deflected Coman effort onto the bar, and a header going narrowly across the face the face of the Leipzig goal deep into stoppage time.

1-1 final score.

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