Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover 96
Date: Saturday, 12 May 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen drooped out of the top-four in the Bundesliga ladder after clinching only a single point in last three league games. They thus need a crazy thumping by five or more goals here in order to jump over either Hoffenheim or Borussia Dortmund without being dependant on the outcome of their H2H clash in Sinsheim.
Even though Die Werkself are about to play the non-motivated and struggling opposition, it’s hard to expect such high drubbing given that the team has been anything but impressive in the final third lately. To make things worse for Heiko Herrlich, he will be without his main attacking option Kevin Volland (suspended) who should be replaced with the out-of-form Lucas Alario who missed the penalty to bring his side a huge win last weekend at Weserstadion.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover: Head-to-head
The head to head stats completely favour Leverkusen who have won 19 and lost only 5 of 35 meetings with the Reds over the course of history.
The dominance has been even more expressed in matches at BayArena where Leverkusen won 14 of 17 matches with Hannover.
Bayer won four and drew one of last five meetings with Hannover netting three or more goals in four games along the way.
This term’s clash offered a huge eight-goal thriller ending with no winner (4-4) at HDI-Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover: Prediction
Leverkusen failed to produce at all up front in last three league ties, but we have to admit the schedule worked against them given the opposition included the names of Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart and Werder Bremen (all in-form sides, unlike Hannover).
This is the last train to catch for the hosts if they are to book the Champions League football next term and we expect them to push strong from the very first minute looking to break the deadlock as soon as possible. The home win at the half time and at the end is a must-take bet at 1.57 here, while you can also try with Leverkusen to win by three or more goals at the 2.15 odds.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hannover: Bet Tips
HT/FT Bayer Leverkusen/Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.57
Bayer Leverkusen -2.5 handicap @ 2.15.