The first bit of silverware in the German calendar year is up for grabs as these two giants face off. There are plenty of new faces in Munich that will be looking to get their first taste of glory with their new sides. Sadio Mane, Matthijs de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui will all be itching to make an impression in their first competitive fixture, as well as Xavier Schlager for RB Leipzig – who joined from Wolfsburg for just over £10 million.
The most important bit of business in the window however for RB Leipzig was keeping hold of French international Christopher Nkunku – who was nothing short of remarkable for them last season. He’s a key player and holding on to him may be better than any signing they could have made.
We’re massively excited for the football to be back – so let’s get into things.
Here’s everything you need to know about RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup 2022.
Date & Time
For those wondering, RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich will take place on Saturday 30th July 2022 at the Red Bull Arena, Leipzig. The match will kick off at 19:30 BST.
For US watchers, the match is taking place on Saturday 30th July 2022 at 14:30 EST.
How to Watch
Fans in the UK will be delighted to hear that this fixture will be shown live on Sky Sports Football.
For American viewers – you can check this game out on ESPN+.
Subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the NowTV streaming service. A subscription is required – so make sure you have this set up beforehand. A free 7-day trial is available – which you can obtain here.
For American viewers – use the ESPN App to live stream.
RB Leipzig have two major injury worries to key players. Striker Youssef Poulson is out with a muscular problem, whilst hot prospect centre-half Josko Gvardiol is also suffering from a long-term thigh injury. Both won’t feature.
Bayern on the other hand have some injury woes themselves. German midfielder Leon Goretzka was unavailable for pre-season and will also miss this clash with a knee injury. Bouna Sarr is the other worry, who probably won’t feature as he’s on the recovery from an injury and lacks match fitness.
No sides have any suspension issues to worry about.
RB Leipzig Potential XI:
Gulacsi; Simakan, Orban, Halstenberg; Henrichs, Kampl, Laimer, Angelino; Nkunku, Silva, Olmo
Bayern Munich Potential XI
Neuer; Davies, Hernandez, De Ligt, Mazraoui; Kimmich, Gravenberch; Sane, Muller, Mane; Gnabry
Head to Head
Here’s how the last three fixtures between the two sides have played out:
5th February 2022: Bayern Munich 3 – 2 RB Leipzig
11th September 2021: RB Leipzig 1 – 4 Bayern Munich
3rd April 2021: RB Leipzig 0 – 1 Bayern Munich
Here are the odds that are being offered by various bookmakers:
RB Leipzig: 5/2
Bayern Munich: 9/10
Prediction: RB Leipzig 1 – 2 Bayern Munich
This fixture has been dominated by Bayern in the past – but will it be different without Robert Lewandowski? We don’t think so.
Bayern’s team is still remarkably strong on paper and will now have new boy Mane leading the line. We’ll say 2 – 1.
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