Table-toppers Bayern Munich (BAY) travel to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen (LEV) in Matchweek 8 of Bundesliga 2021-22 on Sunday, October 17. The match will kick off at 7:00 PM IST.
LEV vs BAY Dream11 prediction
Both Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen have been on a fine run of form this season and have had similar results, winning five of their opening seven matches.
The winner of Sunday’s fixture will claim the top spot on the points table as the teams are currently tied at 16 points, with Bayern sitting on top due to a better goal difference. While it is certainly going to be a close game, one can punt on a Bayern win given their superior record against Bayer in the past. The Bavarians have won four of their last five meetings against Bayer and will certainly be favourites on Sunday.
LEV vs BAY Dream11 team tips for Bundesliga 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Robert Lewandowski. That’s it. Fantasy managers do not need to look elsewhere. The Poland international has netted 13 goals in all competitions already this season and is expected to add more to his tally on Sunday given that he has scored five goals in his last four matches against Die Werkself.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen has been a revelation this season. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has been involved in 11 goals so far which includes five goals and three assists in his last six appearances in all competitions. Bayern has more firepower, but Wirtz makes for a wise budget buy.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies has to be the first choice defender for this match. The 20-year-old full-back has provided three assists so far and will be a menace to the opposition considering the pace and attacking thrust he provides from out wide.
Bayer may have kept more clean sheets than Bayern so far but it will be difficult for them to stop their opponents from scoring on Sunday. Thus, Manuel Neuer becomes an automatic pick for the goalkeeper spot.
LEV vs BAY probable playing XI
LEV playing XI (probable): Lukas Hradecky (captain and goalkeeper), Jeremie Frimpong, Odilon Kossounou, Jonathan Tah, Piero Hincapie, Charles Aranguiz, Kerem Demirbay, Karim Bellarabi, Florian Wirtz, Moussa Diaby, Patrik Schick
BAY playing XI (probable): Manuel Neuer (captain and goalkeeper), Josip Stanisic, Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Sule, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Robert Lewandowski
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