Bayer Leverkusen vs Nurnberg
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen returned to contention for the Europa League football next season with a 0-1 victory away at relegation-threatened Stuttgart last weekend. They are now only two points shy of 6th-placed Hoffenheim and are looking towards another winnable contest on Saturday afternoon when strugglers Nurnberg come to visit BayArena.
Visitors took advantage of the somewhat easier schedule to stay unbeaten in three successive league games. This is their best streak of the season, the one which helped them narrow the gap behind 16th-placed Stuttgart down to just three points.
Der Club dispatched Augsburg 3-0 and built on such result to play back-to-back 1-1 draws to Stuttgart and Schalke in last two rounds.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics greatly favour Bayer Leverkusen here.
Die Werkself won five and drew one of past six encounters with Nurnberg.
Bayer were especially dominant in home fixtures against Der Club.
Hosts won 15, drew 7 and lost just 3 of 25 clashes against Nurnberg at BayArena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Nurnberg: Prediction
Nurnberg are just three points away from the spot which leads to relegation play-offs, but they have a series of super tough fixtures against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach upcoming.
They are one of weakest travellers in the entire competition which is why it is hard to expect their success here against Die Werkself. Nurnberg won none, drew 3 and lost as many as 11 of 14 away matches with a goal difference of 9-37 in the process.
Peter Bosz has a strong firepower on display in the final third with the likes of Leon Bailey, Kevin Volland, Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt, all of whom should feature the starting line-up here. The home win is by far the most likable of outcomes, just as the odds suggest after all. We expect Bayer to be dominant from the very first whistle and to pick up an easy win in a straightforward affair at BayArena.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
HT/FT Bayer Leverkusen/Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.83 (5/6)
Bayer Leverkusen to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.85 (17/20).