Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich preview, betting tips and prediction: Bayern to ease to another victory
January 12, 2018
A mad stat that all gamblers should be aware of this weekend: Bayern Munich have not won at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga since 2012/13. In other words, Bayern haven’t won at Leverkusen since their treble-winning season.
The manager then was Jupp Heynckes and the veteran coach was reinstalled as Bayern boss halfway a few short months ago.
If there were any doubts about the decision to bring back the 72-year-old, he scissor-kicked them into oblivion with a seamless return. Freed from Uncle Carlo’s uncomfortably relaxed environment, the discipline-starved squad returned to winning ways and climbed back atop the Bundesliga with minimum fuss.
They even got their revenge on PSG in the Champions League after the French club inflicted the defeat that led to Ancelotti’s dismissal. For some reason we doubt that the thought ‘Do it for Carlo’ crossed any of their minds in that return fixture.
Leverkusen are among the group of teams who are chasing Bayern in a race that’s neck and neck. Neck and neck for the chasing pack, that is, with Bayern using binoculars to stay updated on who is in second place. Even if Leverkusen can dent their 11-point lead, Bayern are destined to pick up a sixth-straight title. If they can be bothered to get out of bed and face that routine.
We can only imagine Bayern players spent the Christmas break training with furious intensity to balance out the slack Ancelotti regime. They’ll burst from the blocks with a win here.