Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen
  • Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen kicks off the Bundesliga weekend on Friday night.
  • Both sides are the only two teams to have a perfect record in the 23/24 campaign.
  • Leverkusen top the table on goal difference ahead of Bayern.


    After a two-week international break, club football returns from this Friday with a top of the table clash in the Bundesliga pitting Bayern Munich Vs Bayer Leverkusen.

    Only three games have been played in the 23/24 campaign, but the two teams have an early chance of making their title intentions known when they meet at the famous Allianz Arena.

    The pair are the only two sides with a 100% record in the German top-flight, having won all three of their league matches this season.

    But it is Leverkusen who sit at the summit of the log due to their superior goal difference (+8) compared to Bayern Munich’s +7.

    Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern started the season with a difficult 0-3 loss against RB Leipzig in the curtain-raising German Super Cup, but the 33-time Bundesliga champions since overcame the disappointment with three straight wins over Werder Bremen, Augsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen
    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen matchday poster (Photo by Bayer Leverkusen)

    Meanwhile, Leverkusen, who are led by former Liverpool and Real Madrid legend Xabi Alonso, have caught the eye early on after picking up nine points from nine so far, netting an impressive 11 goals against RB Leipzig, Borrusia Monchengladbach and Darmstadt in the process.

    Here is everything you need to know ahead of the mouth-watering tie that promises fireworks.

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    What time does Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen start?

    The game is set to kick off at 9:30pm Kenyan time on Friday 15 September 2023 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News

    Veteran goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will not play the match owing to the broken leg he suffered in a skiing accident back in December and new signing from Borussia Dortmund Raphael Guerreiro is still sidelined and awaiting his Bayern debut.

    Bayern could be boosted by the return of attacking midfielder Jamal Musiala who is fit and ready to go after a hamstring injury ruled him out of action for several weeks.

    Joshua Kimmich faces a late fitness test after picking up a knock during the international period.

    Musiala receiving his trophy after being named the 2022/23 Bayern Player of the Season © Bayer

    On the other hand, Leverkusen will be without striker Patrik Schick, but have an in-form Victor Boniface to rely on.

    The 22-year-old Nigerian has been particularly impressive, scoring back-to-back braces in the Bundesliga and winning Bundesliga Rookie of the Month for August.

    Amine Adli returns from suspension and will likely make an appearance at some point in the match, but Timothy Fosu-Mensah is doubtful for the trip to Bavaria.

    Defender Piero Hincapie could also make a return following a long metatarsal injury.

    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen head-to-head

    Of the 37 meetings between the two teams, Bayern München has won 23 times and Bayer Leverkusen has won 6 times.

    8 fixtures between Bayern München and Bayer Leverkusen have ended in draws.

    Last meeting: Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) – 19 March 2023

    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen Current Form

    The pair are the only two sides with a 100% record in the German top-flight, having won all three of their league matches this season.

    Bayern Munich: WWWL

    Bayer Leverkusen: WWWW

    Bayern vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

    Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen
    Bayern Munich Team for the 23/24 season (Photo by Bayern Munich)

    Leverkusen have won just one of the last eight meetings with Bayern and have not managed three points at the Allianz Arena since 2019.

    Bayern have also started their title defence well and will expect to showcase their pedigree against Leverkusen, especially on home soil.

    Given the attacking prowess of both sides, plenty of goals is to be expected this Friday night especially with past proceedings at least two goals in their previous three league clashes.


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