This is the fourth big derby in Bundesliga, and the teams are ranked fourth and first in the table, but the difference is still 13 points in favour of the Bavarians. Bayern has a series of six wins in all competitions, but Bayer's series without defeat is a lot longer and this team has not lost in the previous 14 games. Both teams have won the quarter-finals before the break, while Bayern has made only four victories in the championship, while Bayer made some wins and some draws. In the first part of the season, Bayern has celebrated a victory with 3-1.
Bayer is in a really great series that is still on going, and that is the effect that even the untouchable Bayern would want. In mid-September, the “Pharmacists” were defeated for the last time and they lost only three games, but it should be noted that the team from Leverkusen has achieved at least one goal in each game this season and they are unique.
A small objection can only be a few more unresolved results and therefore they have a sensible backlog for the leader, but they can certainly get to the second place. All these positive achievements of Bayer will now be a great temptation. They did not bring any reinforcements in the winter transitional period, and coach Herrlich has the same forces available, and of course the best ones will be on the field led by a brilliant young midfielder, Bailey and striker Volland, who showed the most in the first part of the season.
In the first part of the season, Bayern has practically resolved all the issues about defending the title and they will hardly lose a big 11 points advantage. They have lost only two duels in the first part, but they have celebrated in the last four wins and have thus strengthened their leading position. In the previous seasons, the Bavarians were even more convincing in the first part of the championship, but this time the competition has shown much and this made the job easier. In the Cup they eliminated their biggest rivals, Borussia Dortmund, and thus practically opened their way to the title and that competition.
Coach Heynckes has since taking over the team lost only to M'gladbach away, and his arrival was definitely a hit, while he got one reinforcement in the winter break. This is striker Wagner, who came from Hoffenheim and was brought so that Lewandowski could rest in some matches. Goalkeeper Neuer and midfielder Alcantara are still out of action, and given the wide choice of players, it is difficult to say which team will be on the field in Leverkusen.
Bayern is unprecedented this season, but Leverkusen also plays very well and has a long positive series, and it can be said they are full of confidence. Tradition tells us that the Bavarians are struggling in this match and considering that they do not have any imperatives, we believe Bayer can parry them.
Bet Type: Both teams to score
Best Odds: 1.50 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 12-Jan-2018 20:30 CET
Event Result: 1:3(0:1)
Profit: +20.00 Units