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Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Three straight defeats have set off alarm bells for Bayern Munich, who could be about to lose their grip on the Bundesliga crown.

The German champions head into the weekend eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen, with the leaders kicking off almost 24 hours ahead of them.

Bayern have a mountain to climb in order to retain their title and pressure is growing. This week, boss Thomas Tuchel announced he will depart at the end of the season, despite taking charge less than a year ago.

Tuchel’s side risk falling even further off the pace, as they host RB Leipzig in the standout game of this weekend’s Bundesliga action.  

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Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig betting tips and predictions

Over 3.5 Goals - 1/1

Bayern look all over the place at the minute, having conceded seven times across their last three games. Tuchel’s side have gone five games without a clean sheet across all competitions, while they’ve conceded 25 goals across their 22 league games this term.

Bayern remain fearsome going forward, which has contributed to some high-scoring matches. They’ve seen over 3.5 goals in 13 of their 22 matches this term, while they host a Leipzig side who have seen at least four goals scored in half their Bundesliga matches so far.

That includes the 2-2 draw these two sides played out in Leipzig back in September. That’s just one of Leipzig’s many high-scoring meetings with the top four, with at least four goals scored across each of their six clashes with the sides above them. Those six games have seen 32 goals scored in total, at an average of over five per game.

Leipzig have scored at least twice in their three visits to the top four sides this term, while they’ve scored 11 goals across their last four visits to Bayern. With the hosts struggling, back at least four goals in this encounter.

RB Leipzig or draw double chance - 23/20 

Leipzig’s excellent scoring record at Bayern is part of a good run against the German champions. Leipzig played a key role in almost toppling Bayern last season, with their 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena pushing Borussia Dortmund into pole position for the title.

While Bayern rallied back and retained their league title, which saw them open the season against Leipzig in the Super Cup back in August. Leipzig were on hand to deny Harry Kane silverware in his debut, winning 3-0 at the Allianz to add to their DFB Pokal success.

Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with Bayern earlier this season means they’re now unbeaten in four meetings with the German champions. They’ve also lost just one of their last five visits to Munich, while Saturday sees them visit a team who are clearly struggling.

Not only have Bayern lost their last three, they’ve won only three of eight meetings with the Bundesliga’s top seven this season. Leipzig look well placed to maintain their unbeaten run against Bayern, so take them at 23/20 to depart with at least a point.

Lois Openda to score anytime - 7/4

Leipzig lost plenty of key players last summer, but their ability to identify replacements and get them up to speed remains impressive. Lois Openda is a prime example of that, with the Frenchman joining from Lens after compatriot Christopher Nkunku left for Chelsea.

Nkunku left a big gap having finished joint top of the Bundesliga scoring charts last season. However, his 16 goals tally from last term has been matched by Openda already, who has played just 22 league games this term.

Openda has scored 20 goals across all competitions this season and he heads into the clash with Bayern in fantastic form. His strike against Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend saw him score for a fifth successive Bundesliga game.

Openda scored the opener when these two sides met in Leipzig and he should prove to be a threat at the Allianz too. The Frenchman has scored nine times across 13 away games for Leipzig in all competitions, with six of those coming in the Bundesliga. With plenty of Bayern players leading the market, Openda appeals as an anytime goalscorer here at 7/4.

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Bayern Munich v RB Leipzig odds

Bayern Munich - 4/6
Draw -
10/3
RB Leipzig -
7/2

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