Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Hannover ended the four-loss streak by beating Stuttgart 3-1 on the home patch in the previous round. The victory moved them away from the very foot of the Bundesliga standings. Nevertheless, Andre Breitenreiter’s side will still have to work hard to move into safe waters given they are still level on points with Fortuna Dusseldorf and Stuttgart down in the bottom half.
The Reds have a tricky trip to Leverkusen to make on Saturday afternoon as Bundesliga gets back in action after the international break. Die Werkself will also be highly motivated to pick up the result here after clinching just one point from last two league affairs against Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg.
Heiko Herrlich’s men were enjoying a fine attacking form with eight goals scored in three games in all competitions before failing to break the deadlock past Freiburg two weeks ago at Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover: Head-to-head
Bayer are heavy favourites here if we are to judge by the success they had in matches against the Reds over the course of history.
Die Werkself won 15, drew 1 and lost just 2 of 18 home matches against Hannover 96.
Bayer Leverkusen were pretty efficient against Hannover recently. They notched 18 goals in last seven games with the Reds (6 wins and a draw along the way).
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover Prediction
The hosts are desperate for a victory which would get them closer to the top half of the standings. The opposition is ideal for such scenario given the Reds were really struggling to keep things quiet at the back lately.
Hannover allowed as many as nine goals in three consecutive defeats on the road in Bundesliga. It will be the music to the ears of Kevin Volland, Lucas Alario, Kai Havertz and company who will be eager to boost up the confidence with a comprehensive victory in front of the home crowd here. Bayer to win can be regarded as a banker bet at the 1.50 odds, while we will alternatively back the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at 2.35.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover: Bet Tips
Bayer to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Bayer -1.5 handicap @ 2.35 (27/20).