With just 2 games left in the season, and both of them being must win for both Bayern and Dortmund, the Bavarians go into Saturday’s contest to face their toughest challenge left this season in RB Leipzig. Bayern will have form on their side as they come off a stellar 6-0 win against relegation candidates Schalke last weekend. Having notched up 3 straight wins in their last 3 games, Thomas Tuchel’s man have managed to hold onto a slender one-point lead at the top. With Leipzig and Koln as their last 2 opponents, Bayern will have to achieve maximum points in each game to clinch their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title. The hosts are unbeaten in 23 home games this season and will be feeling confident as they host a Leipzig currently fighting for the coveted European spot.
Leipzig come into the tie in ecstatic fashion after beating Werder Bremen 2-1 last weekend to clinch a fourth straight win in all competitions. In what was already a game with immense highs and lows, it was a Dominik Szoboszlai screamer in the 96th minute which wrapped up the game for Leipzig in scintillating fashion. With the season approaching its end, Marco Rose’s side sits in 3rd with a single point seperating them and 5th-placed Freiburg. Die Roten Bullen can confirm their Champions League spot for next season with a win over the table toppers. It would also end up marking Leipzig’s first competitive away win over Bayern after drawing two and losing four of their previous encounters.
Bayern’s injury woes have continued this season as the hosts will be without the services of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Josip Stanisic, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies and Manuel Neuer. Thomas Tuchel has some good news though with Yan Sommer recovering in time from his illness for Saturday’s contest.
Marco Rose has hinted at Timo Werner being a doubt for Leipzig’s trip to the Allianz Arena with Dani Olmo being another fitness concern. Peter Gulacsi continues to be sidelined due to his injury earlier this season.