Bayern, as always, are heavy favourites to win the Bundesliga and have added significant depth to their already strong squad.
It remains to be seen though, if manager Carlo Ancelotti’s side are able to compensate for the losses of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, who both retired this summer, to make another strong Champions League run.
Leverkusen want to get back on track after a disappointing season. New manager Heiko Herrlich is expected to improve the talented team’s mentality together with new signing Sven Bender, but it remains to be seen if this is enough for the club to reach the desired top-six spot at the end of the campaign.
Expect Bayern to try to dominate this game from the outset and make a first statement at home. NaijaBet
Fellow new signings Corentin Tolisso and Sebastian Rudy challenge Arturo Vidal for a spot in central midfield.
Bayer Leverkusen – Sven Bender should make his Leverkusen debut at centre-back.
Dominik Kohr and Lars Bender compete for a spot in defensive midfield.
Kai Havertz will most likely miss the opening game with a knee injury, while Kevin Kampl should recover from muscular problems to replace him in the starting XI.
Bayern are undefeated in their last 22 home matches (Bundesliga).
Bayern have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 home matches (Bundesliga).
Bayern have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 matches against
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