The Bundesliga continues to roll along and the most exciting game of the weekend is set for Saturday June 6, 2020 when Bayer Leverkusen hosts Bayern Munich. This game will air live on FS1 at 9:30 a.m. EST. Bayern are looking to continue their hot form, while Leverkusen are looking to get into the Champions League.
Bayer Leverkusen enter matchday 30 in fifth place, occupying the final Europa League spot, with 56 points, but are tied with Borussia Monchengladbach fourth place and that final Champions League spot. Monchengladbach have a +22-goal differential which is four better than Leverkusen’s +18. Leverkusen can still finish as high as second place as they are just four points back of Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich enter the week atop the league and with a seven-point lead. The Bavarians have all but wrapped up the Bundesliga title, but still need to points to hold off the few teams behind them with a bit of hope.
Below is my pick for the Bundesliga action between Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich. All odds are from BetMGM Sportsbook.
Bayer Leverkusen (+490) vs Bayern Munich (-220) Draw (+390)
Bayer Leverkusen went on the road to face a tough SC Freiburg team and came away with a big 1-0 win. Kai Havertz scored a goal in the 54th minute, while being dragged to the ground, and it was all Leverkusen needed for the three points. Leverkusen have now won three of their four games since the Bundesliga restarted and remain one of the hottest teams in the league. Bayer Leverkusen are the fifth best home club in Germany thanks to a 7-4-3 record and 25 points.
Bayern Munich hosted relegation candidate Fortuna Dusseldorf and did exactly what you would expect; thrashed them. Bayern scored three first half goals, and two more in the second half, to walk away with a 5-0 win. Robert Lewandowski scored two more goals to push his total to 29 on the season. The Bavarians have now won all four games since coming back by a combined 13-2 score line. Bayern Munich are the best road club in Germany thanks to a 10-2-2 record and 32 points.
Series History: Since 2006, these two clubs have met 31 times and it is Bayern Munich who holds a 19-6-6 advantage. Leverkusen won the reverse fixture 2-1 in the late November.
Game Prediction: I think Bayer Leverkusen will put up a fight, but it’s hard to not back Bayern Munich right now.
2020 Results: 42-34