Bayer Leverkusen are warming up for their first Bundesliga game in the second leg after the end of Winterpause. They will be welcoming the reigning German champions Bayern Munich on Jan 12. Will Bayer manage to stop the Bavarians, or is it too late? Let us go through the best Bundesliga odds.
We still remember when Bayern Munich opened their latest Bundesliga title defense with a 3-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen at a wet Allianz Arena. The victory came when Bayern Munich were still in a worrying position under Carlo Ancelotti’s lead. Thus B04 were also in a bad mood following their 12th-place finish last term. This time both teams are playing on a different level after a successful first half. However, if you check the best Bundesliga odds at online sportsbooks in Germany, Bayern Munich are expected to have the upper hand at BayArena.
How difficult is Bayern Mission?
Bayern are visiting the only other team that is still unbeaten at home. Although the first leg victory might be seen as a walkover, B04 have progressed a lot after the pain of early season’s three successive away losses. B04 burst into life, placing themselves among the top four after 12-game unbeaten run, which is the best placing since 2014/2015.
Bayer have a strong attacking group feared by all-comers. Their striker Kevin Volland, with nine goals in the campaign, is the top German goalscorer in the division for this season, accompanied with the young Jamaican speedster Leon Bailey who has six goals and four assists on his name in 14 games. They will certainly pose a great threat on Bayern with the absence of the injured captain Manuel Neuer.
(Source: Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Bundesliga Odds in favorite of the Bavarians
Although Bayern stumbled briefly in early of the first half, Jupp Heynckes was able to place the champions back on the lead when he answered the emergency call. The Bavarians were able to jump from a five-point deficit to top-of-the-table Borussia Dortmund into an eleven-point lead.
According to online sportsbooks in Germany Bayern’s forward star Robert Lewandowski did not only place himself on top of Bundesliga goalscorers for this season, he also managed to move to the top 10 on Bundesliga’s all-time goalscoring list. The Bavarians are now strong favorites to make it six straight Bundesliga titles, and all they need to keep their performance high away and at home.
If you check the Bundesliga odds at Intertops Sportsbook, the Bavarians are expected to win although not easily. Their odds are 1.70, while the odds for the hosts to capture a victory are 4.20. If you also check the scoring section both teams are expected to have their thriving moments, as the odds are 1.36 for Bayer to score, while for Bayern to score the odds are 1.10.