Bundesliga Matchday 6: RB Leipzig VS Bayern Munich, Red Bull Arena, Leipzig


The Bundesliga’s first major clash of the season is almost upon us – and it is a replay of August’s Super Cup encounter – RB Leipzig VS Bayern Munich. The Red Bull Area is ready to host the Bavarian giants, who have won the last 11 editions of the Bundesliga, on Saturday at 17:30 CET, where Leipzig will look to replicate the thrashing they gave Bayern in mid-August at the Allianz Arena in their Super Cup encounter, when Dani Olmo netted a hat trick to ruin Harry Kane’s first game in a Bayern jersey. The two sides are separated by just one point so far, five games into the new season. 

Both sides have conceded only 4 goals in the past 5 games in the league, and both capped off their fine form with victories in the Champions League last week – Bayern saw off Manchester United at home with a frantic 4-3 victory, while Leipzig comfortably beat Swiss champions Young Boys away. And, while Bayern have scored four more goals in the league than their counterparts, Leipzig did beat them comprehensively just before the start of the season. Both sides were relatively busy in the transfer market this summer, as Bayern finally addressed their striker issues by bringing in Harry Kane for a record fee, while Leipzig overhauled the front line after the departures of Szoboszlai and Nkunku to Liverpool and Chelsea respectively, replacing them with three young talents like Xavi Simons, Loic Openda and Benjamin Sesko, who have all had great starts to the season so far. 

Odds and Prediction

Leipzig have caused Bayern some problems in recent encounters, as Munich have failed to win in the last three matches, whereas Leipzig have come away with two wins and a draw – Bayern’s last victory over Marco Rose’s side came in July 2022 in last year’s Super Cup. Being that they play at home, Leipzig will be a thorn in Bayern’s side, especially considering that the Bavarians have shown some defensive deficiencies lately, especially against Manchester United, when they dominated in large part and still concede three avoidable goals.  

One suggestion is to play YES on “Both Teams to Score”, which has occurred in all six previous encounters minus the recent Super Cup game between these two sides. We’ll go for a risky prediction this time around: it would be easy to predict a Bayern win following their thrashing in August, but we’ll give Leipzig the benefit of the doubt and suggest a double chance Leipzig victory or draw at 1.78. As for potential goal scorers, the obvious choice is Harry Kane at 1.90, while Leipzig’s goals have been more evenly distributed among their new arrivals – Openda at 2.85 and Sesko at 3.33 to score anytime are good options to have.

RB Leipzig to Win – 3.40

Draw – 4.00

Bayern Munich to Win – 2.00