Bayer Leverkusen are yet to lose in the Bundesliga after 12 rounds, having won eight and drawn four in the process. They are currently unbeaten in 11 games across all competitions, including matches from the Europa League. They won their Europa League group in a comfortable manner and had one of the best attacking records in the group stage with 21 goals under their belts in just six rounds.
As for their Bundesliga campaign, Leverkusen head into this tie on the back of a 4-0 away victory at FC Koln, which was the second game in a row in which they managed to score four goals after beating Hoffenheim 4-0 on home soil a week ago. At home, Bayer Leverkusen are currently on a 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions but have failed to win in their most recent two home meetings with Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have finally managed to win their first Bundesliga match of December as they won 2-1 at home against Wolfsburg. However, it has to be said that it was the fifth consecutive league game in which Bayern Munich had to fight back from one-goal down. It’s pretty obvious that the Bavarians aren’t playing their best football at the moment and the main reason for this is their sloppy defence. They have already conceded 18 goals in 12 rounds so far this season, which is the worst defensive record in top six. On the road, Bayern Munich are undefeated in 10 competitive trips at the moment, although their most recent two outings ended as 1-1 draws. In terms of head-to-head, Bayern Munich have won three of their last five meetings with Bayer Leverkusen across all competitions.
Bayer Leverkusen have had an amazing Bundesliga campaign so far this season, but they are still without several players. Charles Aranguiz, Santiago Arias, Sven Bender, Kerem Demirbay, Exequiel Palacios and Paulinho are all unavailable for this match due to injuries.
As for Bayern Munich, Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi, Javi Martinez and Malik Tillman won’t be able to feature for the Bavarians in 2020 as they’re on the sidelines with long-term injuries. In addition, Leon Goretzka is still recovering after a slight injury from Bayern Munich’s match on the road at Union Berlin a week ago.