Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig - Bundesliga: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Bayern currently eight points behind surprise Bundesliga leaders Leverkusen
  • RB Leipzig in fifth but would qualify for Champions League with current coefficient rankings
  • Clash at Allianz Arena the first since Thomas Tuchel's departure from Bayern confirmed

Bayern Munich's first match since announcing Thomas Tuchel's departure at the end of the season is a testing home clash with RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena.

The Bavarian giants are enduring a difficult season by their own ridiculously high standards, sitting eight points surprise leaders Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the Bundesliga table. Their underperformance domestically, in addition to other issues, has led to confirmation of Tuchel's departure this summer.

Overcoming Leipzig will not be easy, though they also haven't been at their best. Nevertheless, they sit fifth in the Bundesliga table - enough to earn qualification into next season's Champions League as things stand - and face a Bayern side who have lost three matches in a row for the first time since 2015.

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

What time does Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig kick-off?

  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Stadium: Allianz Arena
  • Date: Saturday 24 February
  • Kick-off Time: 17:30 GMT / 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT
  • Referee: Sascha Stegemann
  • VAR: Tobias Stieler

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Bayern Munich: 1 win
  • RB Leipzig: 2 wins
  • Draws: 2
  • Last meeting: RB Leipzig 2-2 Bayern Munich (30 September 2023) - Bundesliga

Current Form (all competitions)

Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig

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Stuttgart 5-2 RB Leipzig - 27/01/24

Bayern Munich 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach - 03/02/24

RB Leipzig 2-0 Union Berlin - 04/02/24

Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Bayern Munich - 10/02/24

Augsburg 2-2 RB Leipzig - 10/02/24

Lazio 1-0 Bayern Munich - 14/02/24

RB Leipzig 0-1 Real Madrid - 13/02/24

Bochum 3-2 Bayern Munich - 18/02/24

RB Leipzig 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach - 17/02/24

How to watch Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football

United States



DAZN Canada

Bayern Munich team news

Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich's versatility will be needed / Mika Volkmann/GettyImages

Sacha Boey and Noussair Mazraoui both have hamstring injuries, meaning a potential return to right-back for the versatile Joshua Kimmich.

Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Konrad Laimer, Tarek Buchmann, Bouna Sarr and Noel Aseko are also sidelined, while Dayot Upamecano is suspended after seeing red against Bochum. If that list wasn't extensive stuff, Alphonso Davies is also expected to miss out.

Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Kim, Guerreiro; Pavlovic, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane.

RB Leipzig team news

RB Leipzig v Borussia Mönchengladbach - Bundesliga
Benjamin Sesko should start / Maja Hitij/GettyImages

Things are looking better on the injury front for Marco Rose, with Benjamin Sesko likely to come back into the side at the expense of Yussuf Poulsen.

Xavi Simons, Lois Openda and Dani Olmo will carry a big attacking threat for Leipzig, who will be without the injured Lukas Klostermann in defence. Amadou Haidara may join him on the sidelines pending a late fitness test.

RB Leipzig predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich

RB Leipzig predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich (4-4-2): Gulacsi; Henrichs, Simakan, Orban, Raum; Simons, Schlager, Kampl, Olmo; Sesko, Openda.

Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig score prediction

The idea of Bayern Munich losing four matches in a row is pretty hard to comprehend, but that outcome is a genuine possibility given how disjointed they've been of late.

Tuchel's exit being announced could lift the pressure off in some ways, but there's no guarantee of an uptick in form unless the players are prepared to unite behind their manager. Bayern have enough creative players to wreak havoc, and one of the best natural finishers of all time up front in Harry Kane.

He may need to be at his absolute best to drag Bayern to three points, but don't be surprised if more dropped points is in the offing.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-2 RB Leipzig