Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
There will be fireworks when Leipzig and Bayern Munich face each other at Red Bull Arena in the Bundesliga derby. The Red Bulls rolled over Mlada Boleslav 4-0 in their last warm-up game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the league leaders. Key attacker Christopher Nkunku remains on the sidelines alongside Abdou Diallo, Janis Blaswich, Willi Orban, and Peter Gulacsi, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, are eyeing their seventh consecutive Bundesliga win, and given Nkunku’s absence, we predict that the reigning champions are going to pick up all three points from the match. Manuel Neuer has joined Sadio Mane, Lucas Hernandez, Noussair Mazraoui, and Bouna Sarr in the recovery room, while Leroy Sane misses out with a gastrointestinal. When the two teams met in the German Super Cup back in July 2022 Bayern Munich defeated Leipzig 5-3.
Highlighted Player (Yussuf Poulsen):
Yussuf Poulsen is a Danish footballer who started his youth career at BK Skjold. At the age of 14 he joined Lyngby and he made his debut for the first team on 4 December, 2011. He came as a substitute in a match against Horsens after 84 minutes, substituting Mathias Tauber. However, he made no more than five league appearances for Lyngby in the 2011/2012 season.
Despite the fact that Lyngby dropped to Denmark 1st Division, Poulsen did not leave the club in the summer transfer window and it has to be noted that he made 30 appearances for the Vikings in the 2012/2013 campaign. On 4 July, 2013 he signed a deal with Leipzig and he has been playing for the German outfit ever since.
The 193-cm-tall attacker is capable of playing as both right and left winger. Poulsen’s father is Tanzanian, but he decided to represent the Danish national team. He made his debut for the senior team against Albania on 11 October, 2014. Poulsen scored his first ever goal for Denmark in a 2-0 win over Serbia on June 13, 2015.
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.