Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream & Team News

Toby Cudworth
Can anybody stop the Bayern Munich juggernaut?
Can anybody stop the Bayern Munich juggernaut? / Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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There's another heavyweight Bundesliga clash to get our teeth into this weekend as Bayern Munich take on RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena.

Unsurprisingly, Hansi Flick's side are top of the table after picking up 22 points out of a possible 27, winning seven of the nine games they've played so far.

Lewandowski is the best striker in the world right now
Lewandowski is the best striker in the world right now / Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

The goals have been coming thick and fast for Bayern, but they may be slowed up this weekend against second-placed Leipzig - who have shipped just six Bundesliga goals this season under the guidance of Julian Nagelsmann.

Without putting the kiss of death on the game, this should be an entertaining clash between the best side in Europe and an ambitious side who would love nothing better than to silence Bayern on their own patch.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.


Where to Watch

The Allianz Arena will host the Bundesliga's top two
The Allianz Arena will host the Bundesliga's top two / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

When Is Kick Off? Saturday 21 November
What Time Is Kick Off? 14:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Allianz Arena
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport ESPN (UK)


Team News

Bayern are without long-term injury casualties Joshua Kimmich and Alphonso Davies, but goal-machine Robert Lewandowski should be fit despite missing the trip to Atletico Madrid in midweek.

Jerome Boateng should keep his place alongside David Alaba - one of 90min's five world class central defenders of 2020 - ahead of Niklas Sule, flanked by Benjamin Pavard and the rejuvenated Lucas Hernandez.

Joshua Kimmich is a big miss for Bayern
Joshua Kimmich is a big miss for Bayern / Pool/Getty Images

Leipzig are without a number of first-team players, but their recent form suggests they have the mental fortitude to overcome the absences of Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann, Hwang Hee-chan, Fabrice Hartmann and Benjamin Henrichs.


Predicted Lineups

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez; Tolisso, Goretzka; Muller, Gnabry, Coman; Lewandowski

Leipzig: Gulasci; Konate, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Sabitzer, Kampl, Angelino; Olmo, Forsberg; Poulsen


Recent Form

Bayern slipped to a disastrous 4-1 defeat to Hoffenheim back in September, and that hammering seemed to light a fire under Hansi Flick's side.

Since then, the goals have been flowing, with Die Roten already on 31 Bundesliga strikes for the season after just nine games. Lewandowski has been the star, as you'd expect, but Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane have all got in on the act at various points.

Leipzig, meanwhile, are widely regarded as one of the most exciting teams in Europe, with their tactical flexibility a joy to watch.

A narrow midweek win over Istanbul Basaksehir has put them in with a great chance of advancing to the Champions League last 16, but their Bundesliga form shouldn't be overlooked. Six wins in nine games is impressive, as is their recent record of three wins in their last five.

Here's how both have performed in their last five (in all competitions).

Bayern Munich

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayern Munich (01/12)
Stuttgart 1-3 Bayern Munich (28/11)
Bayern Munich 3-1 Salzburg (25/11)
Bayern Munich 1-1 Werder Bremen (21/11)
Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich (07/11)

Leipzig

Istanbul Basaksehir 3-4 Leipzig (02/12)
Leipzig 2-1 Arminia Bielefeld (28/11)
PSG 1-0 Leipzig (24/11)
Frankfurt 1-1 Leipzig (21/11)
Leipzig 3-0 Freiburg (17/11)


Prediction

This game should be one of the most exciting games of the weekend.

Bayern can't stop scoring, or winning, while Leipzig are a side who really look like they're capable of pushing Hansi Flick's side to their limits.

Nagelsmann and Flick are two of the most exciting coaches in world football
Nagelsmann and Flick are two of the most exciting coaches in world football / DeFodi Images/Getty Images

The visitors stern defence will be difficult to breach, and that could make for an interesting battle between these Bundesliga heavy hitters. Ultimately, it's hard to ever look past Bayern - and another win could be forthcoming, albeit a narrow one.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-1 RB Leipzig

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