Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Allianz Arena when Bayern Munich and Leipzig face each other in the Bundesliga derby. The title holders recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over ten-man Hamburger at the weekend, with summer signing Tolisso scoring the winner for the mighty Bavarians. New coach Jupp Heynckes helped Bayern Munich footballers regain a much-needed confidence and a win over Leipzig could see them overtake Borussia Dortmund in top position in the standings. Robert Lewandowski failed to impress in the 1-0 win over Hamburger, but the Polish attacker is likely to be deployed up front as a lone forward. The Red Bulls have been producing fine performances in the German top flight of late and they are on a four-game winning run ahead of the trip to Munich. Seeing that Bayern Munchen first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer remains in the recovery room, we predict that Leipzig will find the net in Saturday’s football match, but we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting Jupp Heynckes at Allianz Arena.
Highlighted Player (Vidal):
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Colo-Colo. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen. After making 117 league appearances for the Bundesliga outfit from 2007 to 2011, he joined Juventus on 22 July, 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million. Vidal won four Serie A trophies with the Bianconeri and he participated in the Champions League final against Barcelona on 6 June, 2015. The Serie A giants, though, were beaten by Barca in the title game. In the summer of 2015 he moved to Bayern Munich and he won the Bundesliga trophies with Pep Guardiola’s team in the 2015/2016 season. Speaking of his international career, Vidal won two Copa America trophies with Chile (2015, 2016). The Chilean ace is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both as defensive at attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Bayern Munich expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (RB Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 3. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons. Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954. Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.