Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen in the first Bundesliga game of the weekend, desperate to end their winless run.

Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen in the first Bundesliga game of the weekend, desperate to end their winless run.

Bayern have gone 4 games without a win, with their last victory coming in a 7-0 demolition of Bochum on August 21.

Their most recent game ended in a 1-0 defeat against Augsburg, while Leverkusen were held to a 1-1 draw by Werder Bremen.

Leverkusen have still only managed one win this season after 7 games and sit in 15th place with 5 points.

Bayern are in 5th place with 12 points and are desperate for a win to break their dismal run of performances.

Senegal international Sadio Mane has endured a subdued start for Bayern, scoring 3 goals in the league so far.

Will the record Bundesliga champions finally bounce back and register a win on the night?

Play here to make your predictions for the clash.

What time does Bayern vs Leverkusen start?

The game kicks off at 9:30pm Kenyan time at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern vs Leverkusen team news

The home team are unlikely to change their team from their previous encounter with Manuel Neuer remaining on the sidelines.

Jamal Musiala has been impressive and will start, as well as Marcel Sabitzer and Leroy Sane.

Mane will be retained to lead the attacking line, with Thomas Muller likely to come off the bench for this encounter.

For the visitors, Kerem Demirbay, who scored against Bremen will be looked upon to provide that bit of confidence.

No other changes are expected in the visitors starting XI.

Bayern vs Leverkusen head to head

In 33 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Bayern Munich hold the clear advantage, having won 20 games.

Bayer Leverkusen have won 6 games, while the other 7 have ended in draws.

Bayern vs Leverkusen current form

Despite a somewhat poor run of form, the defeat to Augsburg is Bayern’s only loss in their last 5 matches. They have drawn and won a similar number of games in that run (2).

The visitors have only won once in that run, losing twice in the process.

Bayern vs Leverkusen prediction

This will be a very entertaining game with both teams eager to prove a point and return to winning ways. Though, the home team are tipped to win this encounter.

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