Bayer Leverkusen 4.20 at Home To Defeat Bundesliga Powerhouse

Published on January 11th, 2018 2:41 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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Bayern Munich legend - Thomas Muller - Photographed during a match in the 2017-18 season.  Wearing the home colours. There is some bonus mid-week Bundesliga action on Thursday as Bayer Leverkusen is playing host to Bayern Munich.

As you can imagine, Bayer Leverkusen is the significant underdog on Thursday, despite the fact that they will be playing in front of their home fans.

As of this moment, Bayern Munich is crushing the league once again, as they are currently enjoying an 11 point lead over Schalke 04, with Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen trailing an additional three points behind. Barring some sort of a catastrophic meltdown, Bayern Munich should run away with the title once again.

This game holds a great deal more significance for Bayer Leverkusen, who is eyeing a potential Champions League position. The top three teams in the table qualify for automatic entry into the group phase of Champions League next year, and there are currently five teams that are in a tie for third spot in the table. A surprise win over Bayern Munich at home would obviously be very satisfying for Bayer Leverkusen.

Here are the odds for Thursday's match, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: January 11th, 2018 2:44 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Bayern Munich, 1.83
Draw, 3.75
Bayer Leverkusen, 4.2

Here are the five likeliest outcomes of Thursday's game according to the bookmakers:

Draw 1-1, 7.5
Bayern Munich 2-1, 8.5
Bayern Munich 1-0, 11.00
Bayern Munich 2-0, 11.00
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1, 13.00

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Bayern Munich has managed an average of 2.11 points per game on the road this year, while Bayer Leverkusen has somewhat struggled at home, managing 16 points over 8 games.

Bayern Munich has allowed just 11 goals so far this season, so Leverkusen is going to need to muster up some significant offence in order to post a strong result on Thursday.

As mentioned, this is a very big game for Bayer Leverkusen, so expect them to come out strong on Thursday.

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