Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, 6 April 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen host RB Leipzig in a very interesting Bundesliga affair between two top-half sides. The visitors come into it as form favourites following a demolishing 5-0 victory over Hertha BSC as well as a 1-2 away win over Augsburg after extra-time in mid-week’s DFB Pokal affair.
The Bulls firmly hold the third spot in the league ladder thanks to a streak of nine consecutive Bundesliga outings without a defeat. They won six and drew three, conceding just two goals in the process.
This is how tough task of bouncing back from recent failures is ahead of Bayer’s players. They significantly halted their push for the Champions League football with back-to-back tough losses to the likes of Werder Bremen (1-3) and Hoffenheim (4-1) in last two rounds. Die Werkself now sit 7th in the league standings and are as many as seven points shy of fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig: Head-to-head
On top of the form, RB Leipzig can also rely on the head to head tradition.
They won three, drew one and lost one of five meetings with Die Werkself.
The Bulls claimed an easy straightforward 3-0 victory when they hosted Bayer Leverkusen in the first part of the season.
Four of five head to head encounters between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Peter Bosz clearly has reasons to be worried ahead of the match-up with the red-hot attacking line of Leipzig’s. His players conceded as many as seven goals in last two league losses and they are going up against a side which notched five past a stern defense of Hertha’s last weekend.
Bookies are quite generous with the 1.61 odds offered for RB Leipzig not to lose. The value is huge in the 1.80 odds offered for Bayer Leverkusen to notch fewer than two goals here knowing that the Bulls shipped just two goals in last nine league matches.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
RB Leipzig or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
Bayer Leverkusen Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).