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Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – BayArena

Date: 12th January 2018

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT

This is one of the grandest ways for the Bundesliga to resume from its winter break.

Bayer Leverkusen have the luxury of selecting from an injury free squad as they look to keep their stunning season form intact.

The only major decision for their manager Hieko Herrlich would be how to set up his side to play against this rampaging Bayern team.

If he plays Kai Kravetz, he will be choosing to go all out attacking but he can also decide to not play on the front-foot and start Benjamin Henrichs instead.

They are currently unbeaten in 12 games – the longest run maintained by any German side this season but their defence is not as solid as their attack and the likes of Lewandoski could punish them in this game.

Bayern Munich travel to in-form Leverkusen hoping to complete what they started in the first half of the league season.

They have a few injury worries themselves but their squad depth means they will hardly be affected by these injury absentees.

The Bavarians have also added Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim to their team this month and he brings another dimension to their play when he comes off the bench for Robert Lewandoski.

Bayern Munich have won more than 60% of their away games this season but they visit a Leverkusen team who are yet to lose at home this season.

Munich won the last meeting against Leverkusen 3-1 at home last August.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Bayer Leverkusen

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Borussia Monchengladbach 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen 20 Dec, 2017 German DFB Pokal
D Hannover 96 4-4 Bayer Leverkusen 17 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Werder Bremen 13 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen 8 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
D Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Borussia Dortmund 2 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga

Bayern Munich

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund 20 Dec, 2017 German DFB Pokal
W VfB Stuttgart 0-1 Bayern Munich 16 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayern Munich 1-0 FC Cologne 13 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayern Munich 9 Dec, 2017 German Bundesliga
W Bayern Munich 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen 18 Aug, 2017 German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Bayern Munich 15 Apr, 2017 German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen 26 Nov, 2016 German Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Bayern Munich 6 Feb, 2016 German Bundesliga
Bayern Munich 3-0 Bayer Leverkusen 29 Aug, 2015 German Bundesliga


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