Bayern Munich and Leipzig Play the Last Bundesliga DerbyPublished May 13, 2017 by Florin P
Bayern Munich and Leipzig square off in what was supposed to be a potential title decider (2:30 p.m UK Time).
Bayern Munich have won another Bundesliga, as expected by most bookmakers. They had no problem in putting distance between them and the leading pack despite an otherwise slow season start. With just two rounds left there is nothing that could happen to spoil their celebrations, not even a defeat on the road against Leipzig. By comparison, the home side still needs the points to secure direct qualification to the Champions League group stage.
The Most Important Match for Leipzig
Leipzig exceeded even the most optimistic expectations this season by finishing second after promoting to the German 1st division. They want to make a statement by winning this match, as they will make another attempt at winning the trophy next season. The starting formation is intact and only two midfielders are doubtful ahead of this fixture. Offensively, Leipzig looks very good and on this particular occasion they will not settle for a single point. Obviously, that wouldn’t be a bad result for them, but the home side hopes to wrap up this season with a memorable victory against the multiple German champions.
Winning the Bundesliga is Not Enough
Bayern Munich has successfully defended its championship trophy this year, but this is not enough to salvage an otherwise disappointing season. They failed to make a deep run in the Champions League and were also eliminated from the domestic cup, so significant changes are the horizon. In this particular match, the visitors have no real stake and they are far less motivated than their opponents.
Avoiding injuries is the top priority, so it is only fair to expect that Ancelotti will not mind if the game ends undecided. This is a distinct possibility, so punters should bet on the home side to win or draw at spectacular even odds offered by bet365 Sports.