Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich face each other at Allianz Arena in Saturday’s Bundesliga derby. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are eager to give fans some cheer following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga) and Rostov (Champions League), but the visitors should not be written off just yet. The Italian tactician rested several first-team regulars in the 3-2 loss to Rostov, but he is likely to field the best possible side against Bayer Leverkusen. Roger Schmidt’s team booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages thanks to a 1-1 draw with CSKA, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship in days to come. Bayer suffered a 3-2 loss to surprising league leaders Leipzig at the weekend and seeing that they have been struggling at the back of late, we predict that Carlo Ancelotti’s men are going to win the derby.
Highlighted Player (Xabi Alonso):
Xabi Alonso is Spanish midfielder who is well known brilliant technique, amazing vision and varied passing. The Spaniard was born in Tolosa on 28 November, 1981 and he started playing for Real Sociedad at senior level. In 2003 he moved to Liverpool and it has to be noted that he quickly established himself as one of the team’s key players. Xabi Alonso won the Champions League trophy in 2005 with the Premier League side and in 2009 he moved to Real Madridfor a fee of £30 million. The Spanish footballer won the 2013/2014 Champions League trophy with los Blancos, while clinching the La Liga trophy with the capital club in the 2011/2012 season. After spending six seasons at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, he joined Bayern Munich in 2014 and has already won two Bundesliga trophies with the German giants. Speaking of his international career, Xabi Alonso helped Spain win the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He clinched Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 trophies with La Furia Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena. Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most succesfull in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Ballack, Voller, Lucio and Vidal.