Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: RheinEnergieStadion (Koln).
Koln have seen a glimmer of hope making a decent kick off after the winter break, but the Billy Goats have seriously halted their push for the safe zone after losing back-to-back league matches to Stuttgart and Werder Bremen. Stephan Ruthenback’s main problems appear at the back since Koln have shipped three goals in each of the mentioned failures and their defensive line will be on an ultimate test on Sunday afternoon when the fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen come to visit RheinEnergieStadionm.
The visitors will head into the game as massive favourites since they are in need for points to save the top-four spot and keep their dream of the Champions League football next term alive. Die Werkself have clinched two super important victories over the likes of Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach in the last couple of fixtures conceding just once in the process.
The team led by Heiko Herrlich has generally been playing very well on the road lately as Leverkusen have won six and drawn two of last eight away games in all competitions. Herrlich has a deadly lineup of attackers led by Kevin Volland who has bagged ten goals so far in the season. The German striker will get a nice chance to improve his tally against the rock-bottomed Koln who have been struggling badly to keep things tight at the back recently.
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen have won two and drawn two of last four meetings with the Billy Goats.
Six of last seven H2H ties saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Draw has been the most common of the outcomes in matches at RheinEnergieStadion (13 draws in 30 games).
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Leverkusen are set as massive favourites to get the spoils here, but we’ll rather back goals at both ends at the 1.66 odds given that the Billy Goats have found the back of the net in all of last nine matches in Bundesliga.
Alternatively, we’ll back Kevin Volland to score anytime for the visitors at 2.25.
Koln vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66
Kevin Volland to score anytime @ 2.25