Preview - Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig 10 February 20

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Match Day 21
Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig
Monday, February 10th 2020
01:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich:
Last five matches form: W W W W W
Average goals per match: 2.90
Average goals against per match: 1.15
Top Scorer: Robert Lewandowski (22)

RB Leipzig:
Last five matches form: D W W L D
Average goals per match: 2.65
Average goals against per match: 1.25
Top Scorer: Timo Werner (20)

We have a huge game in store at the Allianz Arena on Match Day 21 in the Bundesliga, as league leaders, and defending champions, Bayern Munich, play host to second placed RB Leipzig. With just the one point between the sides headed into the game, this looks a potentially pivotal moment for both sides. Will Bayern move clear? Or can Leipzig regain top spot?

There was nothing to split the sides in the reverse of this fixture, with the game in Leipzig ending in a 1-1 draw. Bayern picked up the points courtesy of a narrow 1-0 success in the game here last season.

Ivan Perisic, Javi Martinez and Niklas Süle are all out injured for the home side. Leipzig are expected to be without Willi Orban and Kevin Kampl.

Munich seem to be hitting full stride once again and head into this seeking a seventh league win on the spin - scoring three or more in five of those victories. They have been upset twice at home this season - against Hoffenheim and Leverkusen , but would appear to be in much better form now.

Leipzig have lost only one of their last eleven in the Bundesliga. That defeat did come in their most recent away fixture though when surprisingly going down at Eintracht Frankfurt. Having been outplayed at times in a home draw with Gladbach last time out, they will be looking to bounce back to something like their excellent best in this one - and they will most likely need to. They have won six of ten on the road overall.

Leipzig are a very dangerous counterattacking side, but have conceded two or more in five of their last six on the road. That is a major concern here against the league's top scorers. Home win.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 4 - 2 RB Leipzig


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 0 - 0
Shots: 11 - 9
Shots on target: 3 - 1
Corner Kicks: 11 - 3
Possession: 70% - 30%

Two bookings for each side at the Allianz Arena, with referee Marco Fritz taking the names of Joshua Kimmich and Benjamin Pavard of Bayern and Konrad Laimer and Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig.

Bayern on top overall in this one, coming out ahead in terms of possession, total shots and shots on target, and restricting Leipzig to just the one shot on target over the course of the ninety minutes. Despite their 70% possession though, Bayern did only manage three shots on target themselves, and as such a goalless draw wasn't the biggest surprise in the end - despite the general attacking prowess of both sides.

Bayern were the first to go close. Thiago curling in an effort from 20 plus yards out to the left which Peter Gulacsi had to be alert to palm over the bar.

RB Leipzig's first big chance fell to Timo Werner. Played in in the left of the area, the prolific frontman could only fire wide of the near post this on this occasion.

Other than that, this was a case of defences being on top. Dayot Upamecano of Lepzig in particular catching the eye with a number of timely blocks - including one from practically on the line to deny Robert Lewandowski. 0-0 at the interval.

Probably the closest we came to a goal came when Lewandowski was tripped in the area and the referee pointed to the spot. Upon consultation with VAR though it was found that Bayern frontman was offside prior to the kick being awarded.

Werner then really should have won it for the visitors. Clean through with only the keeper to beat as the ball came in from the left, he directed his effort wide to the left-hand side.

The last big chance of the game fell to Bayern. Leon Goretzka with a golden opportunity around 16 yards out and central, but seeing his effort well-saved by Gulacsi. 0-0 final score.

No change for either side on the back of this result. Bayern Munich remain in top spot and one point ahead of RB Leipzig in second spot.

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