Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on BayArena when Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich face each other in the Bundesliga derby on Sunday. The BayArena outfit have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Hertha and Werder Bremen in the previous two league fixtures, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Trio Bellarabi – Schick – Wirtz returns to contention after they were rested in the last league match, while Aranguiz and goalkeeper Lunev remain in the recovery room.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, aim to build on a 5-3 win Augsburg, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Given Bayer Leverkusen’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. As for the away team, all Eric Choupo-Moting, Manuel Neuer, and Lucas Hernandez should miss out with injuries, while Thomas Muller is pushing for a recall to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Sadio Mané):
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Liverpool as a winger. Mane was born in Sedhiou Senegal on April 10, 1992, but he made his senior debut at French club Metz. In 2012 he moved to Red Bull Salzburg, with the pacey winger scoring 31 goals in 63 appearances for the club in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Mane then decided to take a step forward in his career as he joined famous Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £34 million, signing a five-year contract with the Reds. The Senegal international quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Liverpool and, no doubt, he helped the Anfield outfit make it to the 2017/2018 Champions League final.
Speaking of trophies, Sadio Mane won the Austrian Bundesliga with Salzburg in the 2013/2014 season. In 2017 he was named Liverpool player of the year for the 2016/2017 season. Sadio Mane made his Senegal debut in 2012 and he was part of the Senegal team that participated at the 2012 Olympic tournament.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.