Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Koln
Date: Saturday, 13th May 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
We all probably expected to see Koln in the relegation scrap and Bayer Leverkusen in the battle for the European spots.
However, with only two games left to play in Bundesliga, the situation is completely opposite to the expectations as Bayer will be desperate to end the negative streak and pick up points to avoid troubles ahead of the last round and the visit to the capital.
Bayer have had one of the weakest seasons in the last decade. The team made the change on the bench recently, but Tayfun Korkut did not bring the much needed refreshment.
As the matter of fact, the team from BayArena is winless in last five Bundesliga outings losing three during the process.
Leverkusen barely managed to hold Ingolstadt to a 1-1 draw last weekend at Audi-Sportpark when Kai Haverts found the equalizer 12 minutes from time.
Koln have ended their dismal run with a very important win over in-form Werder Bremen last Friday.
It has been one of the best matches of the season offering a seven-goal thriller. Anthony Modeste continued his spell of excellent form and took his tally to 25 goals with a brace.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Koln: Head to head
Bayer lead the head to head tie by eight wins, but they left BayArena defeated when they hosted Koln last time.
The meeting from the first part of the season saw a 1-1 draw at RheinEnergieStadion.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Koln: Prediction
The Billy Goats have been disastrous on the road lately. The team is winless in last even matches away from home and they lost as many as five during the run.
Also, Koln’s defense has been quite vulnerable in the recent period, especially when they play on the road.
Knowing that the hosts have a strong imperative, we should tempt to back the home win, which is offered at attractive price by most bookies.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Koln: Bet Tips
The first betting pick will be Bayer Leverkusen to win offered at 1.98 odds by Unibet.
You can alternatively take Bayer Leverkusen Over 1.5 team goals at 1.80 odds.