Read Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction and betting tips to see why this game is bound to bring us a lot of excitement. Both Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen are hoping to finish the season among the top 6 teams in Bundesliga, which is why their duel on Friday evening is of utmost importance. It takes place on Hoffenheim’s ground, the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, where this team has lost 7 out of 10 previous duels with Bayer Leverkusen.
Let’s start our Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction by talking about the home form of the host team. Hoffenheim is a team from Sinsheim, a small town in Baden-Württemberg which only about 35,000 people call home. And the venue of this team is a Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena, a stadium that can fit almost the entire population of Sinsheim.
Still, despite being large enough for such a small town as Sinsheim, the stadium is actually one of the smallest venues in Bundesliga. Actually, only two teams have stadiums with a smaller capacity, namely Wolfsburg and Freiburg. This is why you can’t be surprised that Hoffenheim’s home performances aren’t as impressive as performances of Borussia Dortmund at Westfalen, for example.
This season, they’ve won five Bundesliga games at home, two of which happened in two previous rounds. However, those wins were against the two sides from the bottom of the table, Nurnberg and Hannover.
Still, no one can argue that Hoffenheim haven’t been playing pretty well lately. They’ve lost only two Bundesliga games in 2019 so far, one against Bayern Munich and one against Eintracht Frankfurt. And they managed to score in both those games. Actually, Hoffenheim have scored in every single match since December 15.
Similarly to Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen have also been in a good form in terms of goals scoring, putting away at least a goal in all but one game in Bundesliga this year. And that’s why our Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips are gonna be focused on goals. Considering how much talent these two teams have in the final third, we’re guaranteed to see some goals here, probably on both ends.
But, who’s gonna win the match? If anyone… Well, you can’t think of Bayer as a big favorite here based on their table position. They’re currently 6th, but with only 4 points more than Hoffenheim. What is making their chances against Hoffenheim seem pretty decent is the h2h record between these two.
If you take a look at the head-to-head statistics of these two sides, you will see that Bayer Leverkusen have been more successful, especially when it comes to playing at Hoffenheim’s turf. However, the last time they met, the score was 4:1 Hoffenheim. But, to be fair to Bayer, that game was played when they had their focus on the Europa League. Today, it’s a different story because Bundesliga is the only competition they’re taking part in for the rest of the season.
- Dennis Geiger (injury)
Bayer Leverkusen absentees:
- Thorsten Kirschbaum (injury)
- Joel Pohjanpalo (injury)
- Panagiotis Retsos (injury)
Baumann – Vogt, Posch, Bikacic – Grillitsch, Demirbay, Belfodil, Kaderabek, Schulz – Joelinton, Kramaric
Hradecky – Tah, Dragovic, Weiser, Jedvaj – Baumgartlinger, Brandt, Aranguiz, Bailey, Havertz – Volland
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
We should see goals here, a lot of them. But, when it comes to the outcome, it’s very difficult to predict, although Bayer Leverkusen do seem like a stronger team.
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips
- BTS @1.33 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.37 (Unibet)
- Double Chance X2 @1.68 (1XBET)