Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Preview and TV schedule

Lennart Preiss

Bayern Munich should extend their Bundesliga winning streak against Bayer Leverkusen this weekend.

On paper Bayer Leverkusen are one of the better teams in the Bundesliga, with Sami Hyypiä's outfit sitting in a very respectable third place at present. However, from recent performances you couldn't tell, with Bayer having only picked up one point from a possible 12 in the league, alongside suffering an embarrassing and marginally less-embarrassing couple of defeats to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

At some point they're sure to break out of their bad run, though the Allianz Arena probably isn't the place to do it. Pep Guardiola's Bavarians are still unbeaten in the league this season, having won an extraordinary 22 of their 24 matches. With an advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund of 20 points, we may as well hand them the title, trophy and champagne already.

For this match, they're without the long-term injured centre-back Holger Badstuber, though otherwise have a full-strength team available. Bayer Leverkusen, by contrast, are without Robbie Kruse and Jens Hegeler.

Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions

Out: Holger Badstuber (knee). In doubt: None.

Bayer Leverkusen injuries and suspensions

Out: Robbie Kruse (knee), Jens Hegeler (ankle). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante Bonfim, Jerome Boateng, Rafinha; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philipp Lahm; Franck Ribéry, Thiago Alcântara, Mario Götze; Thomas Müller.

Bayer Leverkusen: Bernd Leno; Sebastian Boenisch, Ömer Toprak, Emir Spahić, Roberto Hilbert; Emre Can, Stefan Reinartz, Lars Bender; Son Heung-Min, Stefan Kießling, Gonzalo Castro.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. local, 1:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

TV: GolTV (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Sky Bundesliga HD 1, Sky Bundesliga 1 (Germany)

Online: BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Sky Go (Germany)

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