RB Leipzig (LEP) gear up for a stern test against champions Bayern Munich (BAY) in their matchday four clash of the 2021/22 Bundesliga season at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, September 11. The game will kick off at 10:00 PM IST.
New Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann returns to his former club seeking a win to help the Bavarians extend their winning momentum in the latest campaign. Die Rotten Bullen, on the flip side, are 10th on the points table after losing two of their first three games of the campaign.
LEP vs BAY Dream11 Prediction
By all standards, Bayern Munich are the outright favourites to win the contest against RB Leipzig but injuries to key players like Alphonso Davies and Thomas Mueller could rue their chances of a comfortable win.
Leipzig, who have drawn four of their last five meetings with Bayern, will plot an upset to get their campaign back on track.
LEP vs BAY Dream11 tips for Bundesliga
Top tip: Best forward
It certainly is a no-brainer that fantasy football players should draft in Robert Lewandowski as the first-choice forward for LEP vs BAY. The Poland star has scored five goals already this term, and will be eager to consolidate his record of five goals in nine meetings with Die Rotten Bullen.
Top tip: Best midfielder
While all eyes will be directed towards Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich, onlookers will be interested to see if Dani Olmo can script a match-winning display. The 23-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder played a pivotal role in Euro 2020 with three assists in five games, and must transfigure that form into Saturday’s crunch meeting with Bayern.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Dayot Upamecano will go head-to-head with his former Leipzig team-mates in the LEP vs BAY clash. The French centre-back has managed to keep just one clean sheet this term and needs to be alert to keep the likes of Andre Silva in check.
When it comes to goalkeepers, Manuel Neuer is the first-choice pick. The Germany national team and Bayern skipper has a balanced record - four clean sheets and four conceded - against Leipzig in the league and needs to be at his absolute best to avoid leaking goals in Saturday’s crucial game.
LEP vs BAY probable playing XI
LEP probable XI (4-2-3-1): Gulacsi; Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Gvardiol; Adams, Haidara; Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku; Silva
BAY probable XI (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Stanisic, Upamecano, Sule, Richards; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Lewandowski
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