Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

 

Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to get their season on track on Saturday when they play host to Hoffenheim, who have been a bit distracted by the Champions League in the last couple of weeks.  Bayer Leverkusen were part of the opening day's festivities against Bayern Munich, but they went down to a 3-1 defeat.  They were well and truly out of it when Admir Mehmedi scored their goal, but it was too little too late.  Since that match on Friday, Hoffenheim have played twice.  They narrowly defeated Werder Bremen 1-0 thanks to an 84th minute winger from Andrej Kramaric.  On Wednesday, they faced Liverpool and went down 4-2 at Anfield.  Goals from Mark Uth and Sandro Wagner were too little too late as they fell 6-3 to the Reds and were sent to Thursday night Europa League football.

 

Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Hoffenheim won both fixtures in last season's Bundesliga, and they did not concede a goal in either of those matches.  Bayer Leverkusen have generally been the better side overall, dominating the head to head.  But this is a new Hoffenheim side that are quite dangerous.

 

The odds here definitely point toward a punt on Hoffenheim.  At least, that would be a smart play.  They were not great away from home last season, but they clearly won in this fixture last season.  

 

Hoffenheim to win is at 5/2 odds.

 

Serge Gnabry to score anytime for the away side is at 7/4.  

 

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Bayer Leverkusen saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Hoffenheim saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Bayer Leverkusen

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Bayer Leverkusen Form Guide

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo

Bayer Leverkusen

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

18-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 1)

D H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-04-2018

DFB Pokal

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 6

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

Hoffenheim Form Guide

Hoffenheim Team Logo

Hoffenheim

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

27-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

It's a tough start to the season for Bayern Munich, but they might just be happy to be facing Hoffenheim this weekend on the back of their Champions League loss.  Leverkusen rarely looked a threat for Bayern as the league began last Friday, but in truth that was expected by just about everyone.  After losing key players, their manager believes they have the necessary talent to climb the table without spending money.  This is where that will be proved either correct or incorrect.  A loss at home, though it would be to a good side, would be a signal that maybe they are out of their depth a little.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Both of the versatile Bender brothers, Sven and Lars, are doubts due to continuing fitness and injury issues.  Center back Tin Jedvaj and attacking midfielder Kai Havertz also look set to miss out.

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim will come into this match with a very real need to quickly forget their Champions League elimination at the hands of Liverpool.  If there is a hangover, it could cost them dearly for the duration of the season.  The good news is that they did get the win last week in the Bundesliga despite being a bit distracted with the Liverpool tie.  That win gives them a platform to build on.  You get the feeling that Julian Nagelsmann's young and brash side are going to approach every game the same way.  And that is the attitude needed, and the one that will push them over the rest of the chasing pile.

Hoffenheim Team News

Center back Kevin Akpiguma will missed out here due to fitness issues.  

Bayer Leverkusen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hoffenheim Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Sidelined Players

Bayer Leverkusen
16 Tin Jedvaj Injured
Hoffenheim

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Bernd Leno 190 83
14 LB Admir Mehmedi 183 78
4 CD Jonathan Tah 194 95
5 CD Sven Bender 186 80
39 RB Benjamin Henrichs 182 75
18 CM Wendell 176 71
10 CM Julian Brandt 183 73
38 CM Karim Bellarabi 183 72
21 CDM Dominik Kohr 183 75
20 CDM Charles Aranguiz 171 71
31 CF Kevin Volland 179 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
4 CD Ermin Bicakcic 185 85
21 CD Benjamin Huebner 193 85
27 AM Andrej Kramaric 177 73
19 AM Mark Uth 185 72
17 RM Steven Zuber 181 81
7 CM Lukas Rupp 178 73
18 CM Nadiem Amiri 180 73
15 LM Jeremy Toljan 182 74
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92