October 5, 2013 5:30 PM BST
BayArena — Leverkusen
Referee: K. Kircher
A Big derby of German football , as both teams have start the new season really well and both of them are playing in the Champions League. For years matches between Bayer and Bayern attract attention, so certainly this one will too. Bayer is currently third with one point less than the second-placed Bayern Munich which is a great introduction to this derby and the victories of both clubs in the Champions League surely will only boost atmosphere ahead of this match.
Both teams are on a run of a long series of victories, the host has now four in all competitions , and guests six. Even 25 victory more Bayern have in mutual matches , but in recent years these teams are almost aligned. Last season both teams celebrated victories playing away with 2-1 , and the year before both teams were safe at home . The last draw was back in the 2010 .
Bayer welcomes this match at the right moment, especially because the “pharmacists” are safe at home where so far they not made a wrong step and have five wins, four in the championship and one in the Champions League, which was achieved on Wednesday. It was a very important match against Real Sociedad (2-1), as Bayer in the first round was defeated by Manchester United, so they needed points.
Probable lineup : Leno – Hilbert, Toprak, Spahić, Boenisch – Rolfes, Reinartz, L.Bender – Sam, Kiesling, Son
Bayern has six wins in a row and no one defeated them , not counting the Super Cup . Only once they drew , but it seems there are catching the right rhythm. On tour they are playing really well what could be a huge thing ahead of their visit to Leverkusen.
Sinking Schalke in Gelsenkirchen with 4-0 and Man City in the Champions league with 3-1 proves that fact. Against Man City, Guardiola started with a false 9, meaning without a real striker, so Mario Mandžukic was on the bench, and Muller was that false striker. Still, for this match, Mandžukic probably will be back in the first 11, while Mario Gotze is ready after the injury, but he will be on the bench.
It was the second victory in the Champions League , but the way was really impressive and the host had no chance . Coach Guardiola decided to play in the formation of free classical attackers , and Mandzukic stayed on the bench , and T.MULLER was the most prominent .
Did not mind and strengthened the middle is completely dominated and had a lot more possession of the ball despite the early lead . In Leverkusen , he should return Mandzukic , probably instead T.KROOS , and the competition is now further enhanced since recovered and Mario Gotze , who will start yet remain on the bench .
Probable lineup : Neuer – Rafinha, Boateng, Dante, Alaba – Lahm – Robben, Schweinsteiger, Ribery, T.Muller – Mandžukić