Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews German Bundesliga Wednesday, 21th December 2016

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Bayern Munich is on a four-game winning streak after previously suffering their first loss of the season. The team has gotten back league leadership from RB Leipzig with a higher goal difference even as the two teams are tied on points at the moment.

The Bavarians nipped cellar-dwelling side SV Darmstadt 98, 1-0, on the road at the Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor last Sunday, as per Goal.

After a goalless first half of action, Brazilian winger Douglas Costa netted the winning goal of the match in the 71st minute for head coach Carlo Ancelotti's squad with a left-footed shot from outside of the box with the assist coming from Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara following a set piece situation.

It was the second straight clean sheet for Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as the team blanked Wolfsburg, 5-0, in the previous round.

Meanwhile, Leipzig, last season's 2. Bundesliga runners-up, is coming off a convincing 2-0 win over contending squad Hertha Berlin at their home ground of Red Bull Arena last Saturday, BBC Sport reported.
German forward Timo Werner opened the game's scoring with five minutes left before the halftime break, burying a left-footer from the center of the box off an assist by Guinean midfielder Naby Keita.

German center back Willi Orban then doubled the lead in the 62nd minute with a header from a cross by teammate Emil Forsberg following a corner kick.

Leipzig is currently second in the overall standings as they have a goal difference of +19 compared to Bayern's +26.

The winner of this match will take the top spot in the German top flight table after 16 rounds of competitions.

Prediction and Predicted Lineup


The predicted result is another 1-0 victory for Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich starting lineup (4-3-3 formation): Neuer; Alaba, Hummels, Martinez, Rafinha; Tiago, Vidal, Alonso; Costa, Müller, Lewandowski

RB Leipzig starting lineup (4-2-2-2 formation): Gulacsi; Halstenberg, Orban, Fernandes, Ilsanker; Forsberg, Sabitzer; Demme, Keita; Werner, Poulsen 

Match Stats
    Leipzig have the best record of any promoted side at this stage of a season ever.
    The UEFA Champions League is a realistic goal for Hasenhüttl's side: 15 clubs have boasted 36 points at this stage of a season before, with 12 going on to be crowned champions, two finishing second and one finishing fourth.
    Bayern are the Bundesliga's best side on home turf; Leipzig the Bundesliga's best side away from home.
    This will be Hasenhüttl's 50th Bundesliga game as a coach.
    Bayern have the highest average age of any Bundesliga side this season (27.9); Leipzig have the youngest (24.1)
    The Bavarians have won their last 25 games against promoted sides: the last time they failed to do so was against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in August 2010 (2-0 defeat).
    Lewandowski has scored against 17 of the 18 current Bundesliga clubs: if he finds the net against Leipzig, he will be the only active player to have scored against every current Bundesliga club.
    Bayern's Javi Martinez is yet to lose a Bundesliga game in 2016.

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