Back Bayern to compound Leipzig away woes

It has been a tricky season to date for Bayern Munich but they seem to be hitting their stride and can extend their recent unbeaten run in all competitions to seven games on Wednesday, when they face RB Leipzig.

Less drama at FC Hollywood

From outside the club, it was easy to predict that it would not all be plain sailing for new boss Niko Kovac in the Bayern dugout. An ageing squad, full of bruised egos, meant his plans to see the team through his and the board’s planned transitional phase was always going to be tough.

Slowly but surely, the Croatian has got a handle on his task and Saturday’s 4-0 win at Hannover was arguably their best performance of the season.

Away day blues for Die Bullen

Despite being serious contenders for the Champions League places, RB Leipzig’s form on the road has been shoddy to say the least.

Four straight defeats in all competitions hardly bodes well ahead of Wednesday and perhaps illustrates why they are out there at 8.25 to claim a first ever win at the Allianz Arena. In fact, Die Bullen are yet to even score at the stadium.

Sunday’s 4-1 victory at home to Mainz was encouraging though, and Ralph Rangnick could choose attack as his best form of attack.

Expect goals in Bavaria

Although Bayern have kept clean sheets in their last two Bundesliga outings, they are still shaky at the back and the same flaws Ajax exposed in the 3-3 Champions League draw in Amsterdam could be targetted again.

RB themselves are hardly free-scoring and have lost to zero in their last two away defeats in the Bundesliga.

However, Die Roten’s unresponsive rearguard should provide encouragement, and with the home win and both to score a tad skinny at 2.20, a correct score bet such as the 9.25 for 3-1 might be the target.