The German Bundesliga returns from the international break with a huge clash between two of the league’s top dogs as RB Leipzig hosts Bayern Munich on Saturday.
With Robert Lewandowski missing the match, bookmaker 10Bet has Serge Gnabry as the most likely scorer in the game. The odds are at 2.90 for the former Arsenal man to bag a goal anytime.
Lewandowski got injured last week playing for Poland in a World Cup qualifier against Andorra. With him scoring 42 goals across all competitions this season, Bayern has a huge gap to fill. The star striker has accounted for 36.5 percent of the team’s goals.
Gnabry is third on the team’s scoring list with 10 goals following Thomas Müller who sits on 13 goals. The former is also the only Bayern player alongside Lewandowski who’s managed to get into double figures in the Bundesliga.
Bayern holds a four-point advantage over Leipzig at the top of the league, but the Red Bulls are the in-form side in Germany having gone eight games without a loss and winning seven of the outings.
Julian Nagelsmann is also set to be without a key player here as Angelino is struggling to overcome a muscle strain. The Spaniard is the team’s second-leading scorer this season with eight goals and he’s also recorded 11 assists across all competitions.
Bayern have dominated the Bundesliga for years, but they have failed to beat Leipzig in three straight meetings. Müller scored twice when they came from behind to produce a 3-3 draw at home in the matchup earlier in the season.
The top of the table clash also comes at a bad time for Hansi Flick’s team as they continue their Champions League campaign on Wednesday against PSG and have to focus on that as well.
Leipzig got dropped from Champions League play by Liverpool thus they have a chance to fully focus on the league until next month when a cup semi-final is set to be played.
With a favorable schedule coming up after the Bayern game – three meetings against sides in the bottom half – Leipzig seems to have a realistic chance of denying the Bavarians their first league title since 2013. However, it all hinges on Saturday’s head-to-head clash, which is a must-win game for Nagelsmann’s men.