Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich preview & prediction

Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich preview & prediction

Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich preview & prediction
Leipzig vs bayern munich

RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich lock horns at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday with both teams looking to secure the German Super Cup trophy.

Leipzig are featuring in this competition for the first time ever following last season's DFB-Pokal triumph, while serial winners Bayern are seeking a sixth title in the last seven years.

Bayern Munich fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat against former manager Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side at the Lambeau Field on Sunday morning.

Erling Haaland was the match winner in Wisconsin, as he opened the scoring from close range 12 minutes in to put Julian Nagelsmann's men to the sword.

This came off the back of a 6-2 demolition of DC United last Thursday, which kicked off the Bavarians' pre-season tour in the United States.

Next up is the challenge of an opposing outfit who are yet to win any of the most recent nine meetings between the teams, losing five and drawing four.

Having won just one of their last four competitive matches away from home, Saturday's visitors will be keen to arrest their slump in form on the road before the start of the new season.

RB Leipzig were left red-faced in their friendly encounter against Liverpool on Thursday which ended 5-0 in favour of the Premier League outfit.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring after just eight minutes after which Darwin Nunez scored four goals in the second half to sink Domenico Tedesco's men.

That was Die Roten Bullen's first loss in five outings dating back to the just-concluded campaign, and they will be looking to bounce back in style.

With just one defeat in 14 official matches since the turn of the year, Saturday's hosts will head into this weekend's clash with the belief that they can spring an upset and claim a second trophy in the space of four months.

RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen sustained a muscle injury while on international duty with Denmark, and he is unfit to play any part on Saturday.

The home side will also have to make do with the absence of Alexander Sorloth, who was hauled off in the first half of the defeat to Liverpool with a bruised foot.

Amid the rumours of a possible summer transfer to this weekend's opponents, combative midfielder Konrad Laimer is expected to feature in this one.

Thirty-year-old Bouna Sarr remains sidelined for Bayern with a long-term knee injury which has seen him fail to feature since late March.

Following the departure of Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane is expected to lead the line as he looks to kick off his time in Munich on a winning note.

possible correct score: RB Leipzig 1-2 Bayern Munich

Value Bet: Over2.5 goals.

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