Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen
German DFB Pokal
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Voith-Arena (Heidenheim an der Brenz).
Bayer Leverkusen will face a stern Heidenheim test in the third round of DFB Pokal on Tuesday evening at Voith-Arena. Die Werkself are favourites coming into this tie, but they will have to be at their best to secure the progress against an in-form opposition here.
Heidenheim are unbeaten in last five league outings. They climbed up to 6th place as a result and are only three points shy of third Union Berlin.
Frank Schmidt’s men played the likes of Union Berlin on Wednesday when Timo Beermann’s 81st-minute own goal denied them a super important three-pointer. It ended 2-2 as Heidenheim continued their fine attacking form.
Schmidt’s troops won five, drew two and lost two of nine home matches in this term of 2. Bundesliga. They demolished division rivals Sandhausen 3-0 on the home patch in the second round of DFB Pokal. Bayer’s defense will no doubts be on a serious test here.
Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the chance to play each other in the past.
Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
The visitors will also enter the game in high spirits. They began the year with a disappointing 0-1 home loss to Borussia Monchengladbach, but bounced back instantly beating Wolfsburg 0-3 on the road in the following fixture.
Peter Bosz has a deadly line-up of attackers in his ranks and Heidenheim will certainly face troubles to keep things quiet at the back here.
Furthermore, Die Werkself demolished Borussia Monchengladbach 0-5 on the road in the toughest of second-round fixtures in DFB Pokal (at least on paper).
Since both teams are enjoying a splendid attacking form coming into this match-up, the BTTS option has to be the way to go at the odds of 1.70. Braver tipsters can try with Heidenheim not to lose at the sky-high 2.62 odds.
Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Heidenheim or Draw @ 2.62 (13/8).