RB Leipzig is set to face log leaders Bayern Munich in a highly anticipated Bundesliga clash at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Currently, Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen share the top spot with 13 points, while Leipzig closely trails with 12 points.
Both teams enter this fixture with impressive recent form, making it an exciting early-season test between title contenders. Bayern remains unbeaten in their last seven matches, while Leipzig boasts a winning streak that extends to seven games. Interestingly, Bayern’s last defeat came against Leipzig in the Super Cup earlier this season.
For those looking to watch the match, here is everything you need to know, including TV channel and streaming options.
The Bundesliga game between Leipzig and Bayern will take place at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, with kick-off set for 12:30 pm EDT for fans in the United States.
In the United States, the match will be broadcast live on ESPN+. Additionally, match highlights will be available on the clubs’ official YouTube channels after the game. For live updates, GOAL will provide coverage throughout the match.
RB Leipzig is facing several injury setbacks, with Willi Orban, Dani Olmo, Amadou Haidara, and El Chadaille Bitshiabu all unavailable for the upcoming match against Bayern. Despite these setbacks, Leipzig secured their place in the second round of the DFB-Pokal with a 3-2 victory over Wehen Wiesbaden. Benjamin Sesko
Leipzig’s predicted starting XI for the match includes: Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum; Simons, Schlager, Kampl, Carvalho; Sesko, Openda.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich might have to cope without Serge Gnabry due to a suspected broken hand he sustained in a recent Cup victory. Tarek Buchmann, Gabriel Marusic, and Manuel Neuer are still recovering from their respective injuries. However, the return of experienced goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to partial training will be welcomed by Bayern fans. New signing Harry Kane is also expected to make his return to the starting lineup after being on the bench against Preussen Munster.
Bayern’s predicted starting XI for the match includes: Ulreich; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Kim, Davies; Laimer, Kimmich; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane.