RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction, odds & betting tips 20/01/2024

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Germany Bundesliga I - Red Bull Arena

RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen meet at the Red Bull Arena to contest a Bundesliga on Saturday, January 16th. Can Leipzig put a dent in Leverkusen’s title charge when the teams meet this weekend? Read our Bundesliga predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score (1/2)

  • RB Leipzig rattled the net at least once in 25 of their last 28 Bundesliga home fixtures.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have been averaging 2.76 goals per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga this term.

RB Leipzig failed to score for only the third time in 28 home league fixtures last weekend despite racking up over 30 attempts and registering an xG of 3.56, though they should get back to scoring ways against Leverkusen. BTTS landed when the teams met back in August and our opening RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen anticipates more of the same in Saturday’s rematch.

Latest odds

Head to Head

19/08/23

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

3

2

23/04/23

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2

0

29/10/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

0

17/04/22

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

0

1

28/11/21

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

3

Last Five - RB Leipzig

18/05/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

2

2

D

11/05/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

1

D

03/05/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

1

D

27/04/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

4

W

20/04/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Heidenheim

Heidenheim

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig

1

2

W

Last Five - Bayer Leverkusen

25/05/24

Germany DFB Pokal POK

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

1

W

22/05/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Atalanta

Atalanta

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3

0

L

18/05/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Augsburg

Augsburg

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

2

W

12/05/24

Germany Bundesliga I Germany

Bochum

Bochum

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

5

W

09/05/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Roma

Roma

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 29/20 (2.45) – 40.8%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 33/20 (2.65) – 37.7%

With home advantage considered key, RB Leipzig have been priced as the bookmakers’ expected winners on Saturday and the implied probability of a home victory is currently listed at 40.8%. Elsewhere, slender odds of 4/7 (1.57) can be snatched up in the over 2.5 goals department this weekend and that outcome has an implied probability of 763.6%. You can view more RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips and predictions below.

RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction – Other tips

RB Leipzig 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen: Correct score (20/1)

  • Bayer Leverkusen beat RB Leipzig 3-2 when the teams last met back in August.
  • Leverkusen rattled the net three times in four of their last eight away tests in the Bundesliga.

Over 2.5 Goals (4/7)

  • Five goals were registered when Leipzig and Leverkusen last locked horns at the start of the campaign.
  • RB Leipzig’s league matches this season have been averaging 3.29 goals per game.

RB Leipzig vs Leverkusen prediction

RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News

RB Leipzig

Amadou Haidara is away on international duty for RB Leipzig while Willi Orban is still sidelined with a knee complaint. Die Roten Bullen lost 1-0 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last time out, though they really should have won the game following a string of great scoring opportunities.

Predicted Lineup for RB Leipzig: Blaswich – Henrichs, Klostermann, Simakan, Raum – Baumgartner, Kampl, Schlager, Simons, Olmo – Openda

Bayer Leverkusen

Amine Adli, Idilon Kossounou and Edmond Tapsoba are competing at AFCON while Victor Boniface and Arthur are both medium-term absentees through injury. Leverkusen left it late (94th minute) to beat Augsburg 1-0 in their first assignment back in the saddle after the winter break.

Predicted Lineup for Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky – Stanisic, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Xhaka, Palacios, Grimaldo – Hofmann, Wirtz, Schick

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig
4-4-2
21
Janis Blaswich
de
2
Mohamed Simakan
fr
16
Lukas Klostermann
de
23
Castello Lukeba
fr
22
David Raum
de
7
Dani Olmo
es
13
Nicolas Seiwald
at
24
Xaver Schlager
at
20
Xavi Simons
nl
17
Lois Openda
be
30
Benjamin Sesko
si
Substitutes
39
Benjamin Henrichs
de
14
Christoph Baumgartner
at
46
Yannick Eduardo
nl
3
Christopher Lenz
de
9
Yussuf Poulsen
dk
5
El Chadaille Bitshiabu
fr
44
Kevin Kampl
si
1
Peter Gulacsi
hu
6
Eljif Elmas
mk

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen
3-4-2-1
1
Lukas Hradecky
fi
2
Josip Stanisic
hr
4
Jonathan Tah
de
3
Piero Hincapie
ec
30
Jeremie Frimpong
nl
34
Granit Xhaka
ch
25
Exequiel Palacios
ar
20
Alex Grimaldo
es
7
Jonas Hofmann
de
10
Florian Wirtz
de
14
Patrik Schick
cz
Substitutes
38
Ken Eghosa Gideon Izekor
de
32
Gustavo Puerta
co
19
Nathan Tella
ng
18
Noah Mbamba
be
23
Adam Hlozek
cz
11
Nadiem Amiri
de
8
Robert Andrich
de
17
Matej Kovar
cz
24
Tim Fosu-Mensah
nl

Make sure to take a glance at our football betting tips page for more expert predictions and picks.

Player to Watch – Exequiel Palacios

Exequiel Palacios anchors Bayer Leverkusen’s midfield though the tough-tackling Argentinean popped up with a rare and important goal in injury time to win the game for Die Werkself at Augsburg last weekend. The 25-year-old has been in superb form all-season long and he is believed to be on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.