Major task facing Leverkusen

By their high standards last term was a season that Bayer Leverkusen would rather forget. They finished 12th in the Bundesliga in the 2016/2017 season.

This season they will be looking for an improved performance. They will want to qualify for a place in European competitions.

Die Werkself has brought in Sven Bender during the transfer window to strengthen their defence.

Their start to the league campaign, however, couldn’t be tougher. They face the champions Bayern Munich.

Bayern will want to continue to show off their dominance over the rest of the league. This season they could be stronger.

The arrival of James Rodriguez, from Real Madrid, is possibly the biggest transfer in the league so far. He will give defences sleepless nights.

Munich and its array of stars, which include striker Robert Lewandowski, will be dangerous.

Does Leverkusen have the power to stop the dominant force that is Bayern Munich?

Catch the match live on Friday, August 18, at 20:35 live and exclusive on channel 245 (World Football).

Bundesliga schedule is as follows:

  • August 18 at 20:35: FC Bayern München vs Bayer 04 Leverkuse on channel 245 (World Football).
  • August 19 at 15:30: VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund on channel 245 (World Football).
  • August 19 at 15:30: Hertha Berlin vs VfB Stuttgart on channel 246 (Sports Premium).
  • August 19 at 15:30: 1.FSV Mainz 05 vs Hannover 96 on channel 241 (Sports Arena).
  • August 19 at 15:30: Hamburger SV vs FC Augsburg on channel 243 (Sports Life).
  • August 19 at 15:30: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs SV Werder Bremen on channel 240 (Sports Focus).
  • August 19 at 18:30: FC Schalke 04 vs RB Leipzig on channel 245 (World Football).
  • August 20 at 15:30: Sport-Club Freiburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt on channel 245 (World Football).
  • August 20 at 18:00: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs 1. FC Köln on channel 246 (Sports Premium).