ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI OUT FOR 4 WEEKS
Bayern Munich has been rocked by the news that Robert Lewandowski is out for 4 weeks. He sprained ligaments in his right knee after scoring a brace in Poland’s 3-0 win over Andorra.
The world’s best Number 9 is 5 goals behind Gerd Müller’s record of 40 in a single season and will only have the last three fixtures to equal or better it. He will also be unavailable for both legs of Bayern’s Quarterfinal clash with PSG in the Champions League.
It’s an absolutely devastating injury at one of the most crucial points of the season, and I really feel for Lewandowski. He’s a player who takes excellent care of himself, and I’m hopeful he can return sooner.
Robert Lewandowski has suffered sprained ligaments in his right knee. The striker will be out for around four weeks. pic.twitter.com/aK7lPgso3g— 🏆🏆🏆FC Bayern English🏆🏆🏆 (@FCBayernEN) March 30, 2021
BAYER LEVERKUSEN PART WAYS WITH PETER BOSZ
Football can be a cruel game. Peter Bosz led Bayer Leverkusen to their best points total for 7 years last season, got the best out of Kai Havertz, reached the DFB-Pokal Final, and was 3 points away from qualifying for the Champions League.
This season Leverkusen went unbeaten in their opening 12 games, winning 8 and drawing 4. They were 30 seconds away from going into the winter break at the top of the table when a mistake at the back fell kindly for Lewandowski, who scored via a deflection to send Bayern into first.
Their form has been disastrous since that heartbreaking defeat with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 10 defeats, causing them to exit the DFB-Pokal, Europa League and drop down to sixth in the table. With the season falling apart, the board decided to sack Bosz during the winter break and turn to current Germany Under 18’s manager Hannes Wolf.
The 39-year-old manager has been given a deal until the end of this campaign and is quite experienced for his young age. He has already had stints at Genk, Hamburg, VfB Stuttgart, and was involved in Borussia Dortmund’s youth and reserve setup for 6 years.
Wolf has 8 games to save Leverkusen’s season.
Hannes Wolf will replace Peter Bosz as Werkself head coach until the end of the season, our former player and coach Peter Hermann will join as his assistant.— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 23, 2021
We would like to thank Peter Bosz for his time in Leverkusen and wish him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/Uipo1EbR5y
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Let’s take a look at the 2020-21 Bundesliga Matchday 27 Betting Lines.
BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAY 27 BETTING LINES
ODDS & ENDS
- RB Leipzig host Beyern in Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash. Hansi Flick goes into this game with Lewandowski injured and Alphonso Davies and Jérôme Boateng both suspended. He will likely go with a front four of Thomas Müller, Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman. That is still a pretty potent attacking force, and I would take Die Roten on the Money Line at +138.
- Handicap Leverkusen at -2.5 Goals against the dismal FC Schalke 04. Hannes Wolf’s first game in charge will inspire them to a convincing win.
- Werder Bremen or the Draw at -109 is worth a sniff. Stuttgart’s best player Silas Wamangituka is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. They relied on his pace for counter-attacks, and he will be sorely missed.
- Dortmund must beat Eintracht Frankfurt to keep their Top 4 dreams alive. Both side’s strengths lie in attacking, so I would back goals here. I like Parlaying Both Teams To Score YES and Over 3.5 Goals at +143. We will see goals early on, so back Over 1.5 Goals in the first half at +123.
- Mainz 05 and Arminia Bielefeld meet in a must-win game that neither can afford to lose. My feeling is this will be low scoring, and I recommend backing Under 2.5 Goals at -134.
WHERE TO BET THE BUNDESLIGA IN THE US
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