Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt am Main.
Eintracht Frankfurt toiled to a 1-0 win over Schalke in the first week of the new season aided by an early goal by the evergreen Alex Meier. But they were denied a point at by Darmstadt in the second week, who strike lucky in the 90th minute through defender Sandro Sirigu. With a win and a defeat from their first two matches, Eintracht sit 9th on the log when they welcome Bayern Leverkusen for the matchday 3 of the Bundesliga 2016/17.
While Leverkusen earned their first win of the season with a 3-1 win over Hamburger SV. There was no shortage of drama at the BayArena as Bayern were trailing to a Bobby Wood goal until the 79th minute. Joel Pohjanpalo came off the bench to score three times inside 15 minutes, the winner and third in the injury time. Bayer lost to Gladbach on the matchday one and they will go to Frankfurt sitting 6th on the league table.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-Head Stats
- Bayern Leverkusen won the corresponding fixture at Frankfurt last season 3-1, before winning the home leg by a 3-0 margin.
- Frankfurt have managed only one win from the last five matches against Leverkusen in all venues.
- Only 1 of the last 12 matches between these two sides had ended in a draw.
- The teams share 2 wins each from the last 4 matches played at Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Bayern Leverkusen will go into this game as clear favourites. Their recent form alongside the double they did over Frankfurt last season are strong backing for the analysis. Frankfurt have struggled to score goals in their recent outings, while Bayer have scored at least once in their last 14 league matches. Therefore, the full-time correct score of 2-0 in favour of the visitors at 9.50 is a decent bet for this fixture.
Joel Pohjanpalo has scored 4 goals in 2 Bundesliga matches this season and all coming off the bench. My pick of the bet for this fixture is to back him to score anytime during the match.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Leverkusen to win at 19/20 (1.95)
Pohjanpalo to score any-time at 2/1 (3.00).
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