Nurnberg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Monday, 3 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Max-Morlock-Stadion (Nurnberg).
Bayer Leverkusen travel to Max-Morlock-Stadion to play recently-promoted Nurnberg in the last game of the Matchday No 13 on Monday evening.
The fixture should provide a nice opportunity for Die Werkself to back up their 2-0 victory over Stuttgart and keep climbing up the Bundesliga ladder with a potential second consecutive win in the competition.
Heiko Herrlich’s men struggled a lot to break the deadlock past the rock-bottomed Stuttgart last time out, but eventually it was Kevin Volland who stole the show as his late second half brace made all the difference between the two teams.
The German forward was rested in mid-week’s Europa League tie with Bulgarian champions Ludogorets. He is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against Nurnberg. Will he add to his five-goal Bundesliga tally?
Nurnberg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head meeting between the two likes in four years following Nurnberg’s return to the elite class.
Bayer were the dominant force in recent match-ups as they won five on the bounce against Nurnberg.
Four of these five wins saw a minimum two-goal margin for Die Werkself who notched an impressive seven-goal tally in a double-header against Der Club in the 2013/14 campaign.
Nurnberg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Nurnberg were competitive to the rest of the league at the very start of the season, but their form has seen a massive drop in recent fixtures. They took only two points from past six Bundesliga affairs and they will head into this off the back of a demolishing 5-2 defeat to Schalke last Saturday.
The hosts shipped two or more goals in five of past six league fixtures. They now have the weakest defensive record in the league meaning Volland & company should have space to exploit their holes at the back on the occasion.
We’ll go with the away win as the main betting option at 1.80, while you can alternatively back Bayer’s top scorer Kevin Volland to score anytime at 2.50.
Nurnberg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Bayer to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Kevin Volland to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).