Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
The 0-7 win on the road against Norderstedt in the Pokal Cup really fired up the Leverkusen dugout, and it was seen in their opening match in the Bundesliga.
Die Werkself had to visit Wolfsburg in that clash and returned home with a point from the goalless draw in the league. Bayer will aim to open their Bundesliga campaign at home with a win for the sixth time within the previous eight terms.
RB Leipzig has never finished lower than sixth in the league table within their four top-flight campaigns in the records. The absence of their key player Timo Werner was seen, but the Red Bulls still managed a 3-1 win at home in their opening clash against Mainz.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Three of their eight meetings have ended in a draw.
- The Red Bulls have been unbeaten in the last four clashes.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw at RB Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen enjoys the home ground advantage and has been using it properly last season in the campaign. However, they had troubles at the back when hosting teams from the top five spots in the league table.
Since the visitor is a regular in the top five in prior Bundesliga seasons, the host’s defense will have a hard time at the office. Die Werkself has lost only 4 of their 17 Bundesliga home matches last season and has 3 losses within the recent five home matches in their form.
The opening win for RB Leipzig this season was their 16th such win covering a -1 handicap within their last 19 Bundesliga victories. The Red Bull is unbeaten in the last nine outings across all major contests and has won 11 of their 17 away league games last season in the schedule.
The away side is often favorite when playing away from home. Since their form seems to be intact in this edition of the Bundesliga too, the Red Bulls are likely to create more chances in the game. The double chance favoring Leipzig will probably be the best bet in the encounter.
The recent three h2h meetings between these teams have seen both teams score. The host’s previous seven opening home fixtures saw both teams score and an average of 4.29 goals in the fixtures. Hence, the tip for BTTS will probably be a suitable option for the punters.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Betting tips
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.50 (1/2).
Double chance: Draw or RB Leipzig @ 1.40 (2/5).