Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
These two were separated by just seven points in 2018-19. But only Leverkusen managed to make it to Europe, and the Champions League as well. The heartbreak of Hoffenheim fans was hard to watch as they missed out on Europa by just three points and the CL by seven.
Logic dictates that the latter would have learned their lessons from this shortcoming, and would make reparations this time around. But they lost their opener itself and were given the toughest of fights by Werder Bremen in the next match-day.
Bayer meanwhile, has won both of their fixtures so far, and with their home advantage for the next, is in line to make it three out of three this weekend. Impressively, they have outscored the defending champions Bayern, both in points and goals, and have put in their name as an early contender for Europe’s premier competition.
While recent success in h2h clashes will be motivating Hoffenheim, their away handicap and current form put the tag of the underdogs on them. Moreover, the home team will be particular to post three points on the board, considering that almost all of their competitors have easy ties this weekend.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins went to Hoffenheim.
- The last four clashes had goals from both teams, and over 2.5 goals as well.
- Seven of the previous nine clashes at this stadium saw the hosts scoring two or more goals.
- Seven of the former ten wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Prediction
Bayer has won all of their matches so far this season and is rightfully considered the favorites for this upcoming game. The argument gains more traction when it’s noted that their counterparts were winless in ten of their former thirteen games.
To support this claim, even more, consider that Leverkusen has the home advantage, and they finished higher in the league table last season, and qualified for the Champions League, whereas their opposite number could not even make it to Europa.
With these in mind, count on the hosts to register a win, but taking into account the recent domination of Hoffenheim in h2h encounters, and Bayer’s inability in keeping a single clean sheet in their last ten home ties, BTTS seems like a great option to back.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.40 (2/5).