Bayer Leverkusen host Wolfsburg at Bay Arena in their bid to boost their chances for next season’s Champions League competition.
Bayer Leverkusen are 6th in the Bundesliga table with 42 points, and are just 2 points below 4th placed Schalke 04. Wolfsburg are having a fluctuating form this season and they are 8th in league table, they are still hopeful of a spot in next season’s Europa League by finishing strong in remainder of their matches.
Leverkusen have seen three defeats in their last six games, won two and drew one while Wolfsburg have lost two of their last six games, won two and drew two.
Both teams have scored same amount of goals, 39 in this Bundesliga season, but Wolfsburg have conceded a goal (34) more than Leverkusen (33).
Bayer Leverkusen: Team News
Hakan Calhanoglu should be fit to play this game whereas Charles Aranguiz, Serbastian Boenisch Kevin Kampl, Papadopoulos and Omar Toprak are ruled due to injury.
Bayer Leverkusen: Expected Starting Line-up (4-4-2)
Leno – Henrichs, Tah, Ramalho, Wendell – Bellarabi, Kramar, Yurchenko, Brandt- Chicharito,Kiessling
Wolfsburg: Team News
Ricardo Rodriguez has abdominal issues while Daniel Caligiuri, Naldo, Paul Seguin, Diego Benaglio, Bas Dost and Sebastian Jung will miss the match due to injury.
Wolfsburg: Expected Starting Line-up (4-3-1-2)
Casteels – Dante, Knoche, Schafer, Vieininha – Gustavo, Gilavogui, Caligiuri – Arnold, Schurrle, Kruse.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg: Head-To-Head Stats
- Bayern Leverkusen have lost only 1 home game against Wolfsburg at Bay Arena, with 13 wins out of 18 matches played at their home ground.
- Wolfsburg have won their last 4 matches against Leverkusen in all competitions and they have scored at least 2 goals in those 4 matches.
- There has been over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 15 encounters regardless of the venue and tournament.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
The game could go either way given that the two teams involved were form. (Best bet; any side wins)
The game is expected to witness over 2.5 goals as games between this two sides recently have always witnessed lots of goals.
My pick of the bet for this match will be Javier Hernandez of Leverkusen to score at any-time; odds 2.13 @ Bet-at-Home (50€ Welcome Bonus for new customers).