Bayern Munich will play against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday (at 12 AM IST) in the Bundesliga. With Bayern aiming to bag their ninth successive Bundesliga title, here are the predicted Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen line-ups.
Bayern Munich won 3-2 over Wolfsburg and thus they extended their lead at the top to seven points. However, immediately after, Hansi Flick announced that he’d be leaving as head coach at the end of the season.
Despite these tumultuous developments, Bayern will wish to widen their lead to ten points with a clean win.
Meanwhile, Leverkusen have woken up late and they now hope to finish in the top four.
Though superstar Robert Lewandowski is making a speedy recovery and training hard, tomorrow’s match may be too soon to return:
So, instead of Lewandowski, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting may start again to lead the Bayern attack.
Thomas Muller will also start and he will likely position himself in his preferred Ramdeuter role.
Bayern are missing several players on account of injury, Serge Gnabry and Douglas Costa being still on the side lines.
Leon Goretzka and Corentin Tolisso are also absent due to injury. Niklas Sule will also remain absent. So, David Alaba will likely join Joshua Kimmich as they both start again in midfield.
Leroy Sane also suffered a shoulder bruising and he will thus sit out the match.
This means, though, that Jamal Musiala will likely start for Bayern. Also, Kingsley Coman will play in Sane’s stead to support Choupo-Moting in attack.
The Bayer team are already hard at training in anticipation of this match:
Coach Hannes Wolf may play safe with Bayer’s back three, starting with Jonathan Tah, Sven Bender, and Edmond Tapsoba. Let’s hope Tah does not repeat his defensive error in the first fixture.
Exequiel Palacios and Charles Aranguiz will likely start in the midfield. Jeremie Frimpong and Daley Sinkgraven will also man the midfield, but they’ll be more flexible. They may move forward as wingbacks, and play along with Nadiem Amiri.
Amiri, meanwhile, will start in the attacking trio, while Leon Bailey and Lucas Alario will also lead the attack.
Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen Line-ups:
Bayern Munich Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Alaba; Musiala, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Bayer Leverkusen Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Hradecky; Tah, Bender, Tapsoba; Frimpong, Palacios, Aranguiz, Sinkgraven; Amiri, Bailey; Alario