Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips & Predictions

Koln faces the leader Bayer Leverkusen in a match from the 24th round of the German Bundesliga. Most fans expect another win from Xabi Alonso’s team, but is this going to be easy? Let’s preview it in our best football predictions today.

Bayer Leverkusen

We will start with the visitors here. Under the incredible coaching of Xabi Alonso, Bayer Leverkusen are close to winning the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history. Die Werkself are leaders in the standings with 61 points which puts them 8 points ahead of the second Bayern Munich. What Leverkusen needs right now is to keep this level of performance and they will be champions.

In 23 league games played so far, Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten – that’s truly impressive. Alonso’s boys have won 19 of their matches and also conceded just 16 goals. Many pundits are now saying that this version of Bayer Leverkusen is one of the strongest teams in the history of the league.

Last weekend Die Werkself enjoyed their 19th win for the season in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen faced Mainz 05 at home and conceded a goal, but at the end achieved an important 2-1 win. Granit Xhaka opened the score with a beautiful goal while Robert Andrich secured the win in the second half. Florian Wirtz provided the assist for Andrich’s winning goal.

Xabi Alonso left Borja Iglesias on the bench against Mainz, but the Spanish striker could return in the line-up against Koln. Meanwhile, Florian Wirtz and Jonas Hoffmann are creating a lot of danger behind the target man while Grimaldo and Frimpong cause havoc on the wings. This version of Bayer Leverkusen is outstanding when it comes to the balance between attacking and defending – they are doing very well in both phases of the game.

The central midfielders Granit Xhaka and Robert Andrich deserve compliments of the work they are doing in the middle of the pitch. They bring a lot of stability in the team and they are irreplaceable at the moment. They often change the dynamics in the middle of the pitch, and their partnership is the backbone of the team.

Leverkusen still miss their star striker Victor Boniface who is injured. The Nigerian international has scored 10 Bundesliga goals before injuring himself. Borja Iglesias or Amine Adli will replace him in the attack in the next fixture.

Koln are once again fighting for survival in the Bundesliga. The Billy Goats are 16th in the standings with 17 points and 8 points behind the 16th Bochum. Right now Koln need points because they are just two points ahead of the 17th Mainz 05 as well.

The Billy Goats have won just three of their matches this season. In their last five games, Koln lost just once, though – that’s positive and they must focus on continuing in this way. Last weekend Timo Schultz’s team paid a visit to Stuttgart and surprisingly won a point after a 1-1 draw. The hosts opened the score at the MHPArena, but Koln’s Eric Martel equalised in the 62nd minute.

Koln will have to defend a lot against Leverkusen on Sunday. Kilian and Chabot will have to be perfect in defense while Martel and Husseinbasic will have the task to neutralise the opponent in midfield. This is not easy, but Koln must fight to get at least a point here – they need it.

That’s the best soccer predictions today for the Bundesliga clash between Koln and Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. Surely the visiting team will try to make another step towards the title while Koln are desperate for some points. This is Leverkusen’s game to lose, so let’s see how the Bundesliga leaders will do here.

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