It’s a clash at the top of the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich this Saturday, February 10th. The two teams are battling for the league title and we’ve broken down the Bundesliga odds for the best soccer picks. Will Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen team be able to extend their lead, or can Bayern Munich overtake them?
It’s going to be a hugely exciting game, but where’s the best value? Don’t miss our Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich soccer betting picks and predictions to find out.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich best odds
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich picks and predictions
This Saturday, we’re being treated to the most important game of the Bundesliga season so far, with Bayer Leverkusen welcoming Bayern Munich to the BayArena. Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen side are two points clear of Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table and know that a win here would give them a big five-point cushion in the battle for the title. Conversely, a win for Bayern Munich would flip the script and give the Bavarians the lead, something they are very familiar with having. If they get into a lead in this title race, then it could well be game over.
Despite injuries robbing us of some of the brightest talents on either team, there’s still a lot of great players who’ll be fit to play. Leverkusen are without Victor Boniface, who has been dangerous in front of goal this season, while Bayern are without a number of stars including Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman. Our best bet for the game features on a Bayern star who is fit and is potentially now the first name on the team sheet despite it being his first season at the club. That man is Harry Kane.
If you’re interested enough in this game to be reading this piece, then you’re already likely to be familiar with the English striker’s work. He had an incredible career in the Premier League with Tottenham before joining Bayern Munich this past summer, and while we expected him to score a lot of goals, the numbers he has been putting up are sensational.
The 30-year old has scored 24 goals in his 20 starts for the club this season in the Bundesliga, averaging an incredible 4.3 shots per game. He’s the perfect foil for this team, with his incredible reading of the game. His movement and ability of find space gives the likes of Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane the opportunity to find him in dangerous positions, where he can then punish teams. Not only that, but with the speed of the attacking players around him it means he’s now lethal on the counter-attack too.
He’s scored six goals in his past seven Bundesliga appearances and will fancy his chances here. When these two teams met in September in Munich, it finished a 2-2 draw and Kane got on the scoresheet there too. Bayern have won three on the bounce and are playing at a very high level right now, Kane has been like clockwork in front of goals this season, and has a very good chance at continuing his impressive average of over one goal per game.
My best bet: Harry Kane anytime goal (-111 at TonyBet)
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich same-game parlay
Harry Kane to score
Bayern Munich to win
Granit Xhaka to get booked
We are adding two more legs to our best bet of Harry Kane to score, the first of which is for Bayern Munich to win. You’re getting plus money on a Bayern win here, which is something you need to take a look at whenever it’s available in the Bundesliga. The particular reason we’re taking it here is because of their championship know-how and experience. We’re now in February, reaching crunch time in the title race, and it’s Bayern who have all of the experience of being in this position.
While Harry Kane may yet to have won a title, the majority of his teammates have won multiple and know exactly how to thrive in these situations. It’s going to be mentally challenging for Leverkusen, especially with reports of their manager potentially replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Overall, I’m a big believer that winning breeds winning and these Bayern players know how to do it better than anyone.
To wrap up this SGP we’re taking Leverkusen’s midfielder Granit Xhaka to get booked. Like Harry Kane, he moved to the Bundesliga from North London this summer and has been brilliant for Alonso’s team. He’s added bite into the midfield and has, by his standards, eased up on the fouls, getting booked just four times in 20 Bundesliga games.
That said, if you look back on his long career at Arsenal, this is a player who consistently let his temper get the better of him in big situations. With this game being huge for him and his club, we’re getting real value on the chance of him getting booked. He’s shown plenty of times in the past that he can be a liability when under real pressure.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich side and Over/Under analysis
When it comes to betting the moneyline, I can’t avoid Bayern Munich at +140. It’s a very big price for a team of serial winners who have one of the best strikers in the world. There’s talent across the pitch for the Bavarian team and combining the quality with experience and they should get the win. If you want to bet Leverkusen, you can get +160, or the draw at +280.
With odds of -213 you aren’t getting good value at all on Over 2.5 goals but it’s hard to bet the Under at +170 when the numbers don’t offer any hope. We’ve seen eight of Leverkusen’s 10 home games in the league have three or more goals, and eight of Bayer Munich’s nine games away from home. Not only that, but the last meeting between the teams finished 2-2. Goals make the most sense here, but odds of -213 aren’t that appealing.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich game info
|BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany
|Saturday, February 10, 2024
|12:30 p.m. ET
|52F, 3mph wind, 10% POP
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich key injuries
Bayer Leverkusen: Arthur DEF (Out), Victor Boniface STR (Out), Odilon Kossounou CB (Out), Exequiel Palacios CM (Questionable).
Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry FWR (Out), Konrad Laimer RB (Out), Kingsley Coman RW (Out), Alphonso Davies LB (Out), Joshua Kimmich CM (Questionable), Manuel Neuer GK (Questionable), Dayot Upamecano CB (Questionable).
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