On Friday, September 30, in Munich, the Allianz Arena will host the match of the eighth round of the German Football Championship, in which Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen will play. The starting whistle of referee Tobias Stieler from Obertshausen will sound at 21:30 Kyiv time.
For the past ten years, Bayern Munich has been the unchanging champion of Germany, over which fans all over football Europe are already openly mocking. However, at the start of this season, the team of Julian Nagelsmann gives a fairly clear signal of a possible end to hegemony. Four matches in a row, the Bundesliga flagship fails to get three points, while Bayern are opposed by teams that are by no means at the forefront. Borussia Mönchengladbach, Union Berlin (twice 1:1 each), Stuttgart (2:2), and Augsburg (0:1) are teams that have already cast doubt on the success of the current campaign.
The ease with which the “Recordmaster” at the same time advances in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League is surprising and a frank misunderstanding of the reasons for such an unsuccessful game in the championship. Bayern will win their quartet ahead of schedule with the maximum probability if they beat Czech Viktoria Pilsen twice in consecutive meetings, but what to do with the calendar in the championship, where in the next two weeks they will have to play against Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg, who already gradually break away from the players of Nagelsmann. There are only two teams that have not won longer than Munich in the championship, at the moment – Stuttgart and Bochum, and there are big doubts that the champion and the most productive team of the current draw wants to equal them.
If, in the context of Bayern, we confidently declare that everything is going badly in the disposition of the hosts of the future meeting, then what can we say about Leverkusen Bayer, who simply failed at the beginning of the season? One win in seven matches is not the outcome that could be expected from the players of Guerado Seoane on the back of the successful preservation of last year’s sample squad during the summer transfer campaign. However, the “pharmacists” then finished third, and now they are in 17th place. A result that makes you think about many things.
It is relatively easy to believe that Bayer simply started the new football year on the wrong foot. At the same time, optimistic fans can try to look into the performance of their team in the Champions League, hoping to find more or less successful promotion there. Indeed, the Leverkuseners defeated Atlético Madrid (2:0), which in their critical state was already quite a big success. Unlike the defeat to the Belgian Brugge (0:1), which later could cost them very dearly. The calendar of subsequent matches for the Seoane team will not become easier – Porto, Schalke and Eintracht are literally forced to cling to points already on the field of the current champion.
“Bavaria”: Neuer – Davis, Upamecano, De Ligt, Pavard – Goretzka, Kimmich – Gnabry, Musiala, Sane – Mane.
Bayer: Hradecki – Tapsoba, Ta, Kussunu – Bakker, Andrich, Demirbay, Frimpong – Diaby, Hudson-Odoi – Chic.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that in the upcoming game we will see classic German high-scoring football with a final advantage of the hosts. Our bet will be the position – Bayern will win and TB 3.5 with a coefficient of 2.15 according to the Parimatch line.
September 30, Friday
|Bayern – Bayer|
|Munich. Allianz Arena. 21:30|
|Live TV Broadcast – Video Service Setanta Sports|
|Arbitrator: Tobias Stiller (Obertshausen, Germany)|
|The forecast of Sport.ua is 3:1|