Leverkusen (@1.7) vs Hoffenheim (@4.0)
21-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Leverkusen will win

Leverkusen – Hoffenheim Match Prediction | 21-08-2019

A much needed 6-2 thrashing of Werder Bremen will do Die Werkself a lot of good, even iftheir elevenpoint total is stilltheir worst tally at this stage in a Bundesliga season for 11 years. Bayer Leverkusen havent quite had the same presence about them as they did last season and have been largely disappointing until last weekend. One positive to take from that game was that each of Leverkusens main attacking outlets Volland, Brandt, Bellarabi (pictured) and Kai Havertz got on the scoresheet too,so it must be clear to coach Heiko Herrlich now that defense is the area that needs the most focus.Not only have Leverkusen conceded at least two goals in each of their last six competitive outings, but they also hold the fifth worst record overall in the Bundesliga going into the weekend (17 goals conceded).

Considering how much talent these two teams have in the final third, were guaranteed to see some goals here, probably on both ends. And thats why our Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips are gonna be focused on goals. Similarly to Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen have also been in a good form in terms of goals scoring, putting away at least a goal in all but one game in Bundesliga this year.

Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Betting Tips

So what is worth backing in this one? Hoffenheim themselves did manage to keep a clean sheet last weekend, but that was at home to the Bundesligas weakest offense (Stuttgart), and before that they hadnt kept a clean sheet across any competition in the 18/19 campaign in fact, both teams scored in all 13 of these fixtures. For starters, both Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have a really strong balance of being able to score goals, but are lacking in the defensive department a good starter for goals at both ends if you fancy that. Well, its hard to judge which way this will go, but there has to be some value in this being a high scoring game. Leverkusen have kept just three clean sheets from their 13 competitive outings so far in the 18/19 campaign (9 Bundesliga, 3 Europa League and 1 DFB Pokal), and most of those were against much weaker offenses than the visitors.

Bayer Leverkusen havent quite had the same presence about them as they did last season and have been largely disappointing until last weekend. A much needed 6-2 thrashing of Werder Bremen will do Die Werkself a lot of good, even iftheir elevenpoint total is stilltheir worst tally at this stage in a Bundesliga season for 11 years. One positive to take from that game was that each of Leverkusens main attacking outlets Volland, Brandt, Bellarabi (pictured) and Kai Havertz got on the scoresheet too,so it must be clear to coach Heiko Herrlich now that defense is the area that needs the most focus.Not only have Leverkusen conceded at least two goals in each of their last six competitive outings, but they also hold the fifth worst record overall in the Bundesliga going into the weekend (17 goals conceded).

Hoffenheim themselves did manage to keep a clean sheet last weekend, but that was at home to the Bundesligas weakest offense (Stuttgart), and before that they hadnt kept a clean sheet across any competition in the 18/19 campaign in fact, both teams scored in all 13 of these fixtures. For starters, both Leverkusen and Hoffenheim have a really strong balance of being able to score goals, but are lacking in the defensive department a good starter for goals at both ends if you fancy that. Leverkusen have kept just three clean sheets from their 13 competitive outings so far in the 18/19 campaign (9 Bundesliga, 3 Europa League and 1 DFB Pokal), and most of those were against much weaker offenses than the visitors. Well, its hard to judge which way this will go, but there has to be some value in this being a high scoring game. So what is worth backing in this one?

Today's Tips

Our prediction: a 2-2 draw. Added to the fact that over 3.5 goals were scored in 75% of Leverkusens home and 75% of Hoffenheims away matches in the Bundesliga so far, its so hard to look past that. Leverkusen do have the home advantage and a good track record against Hoffenheim (see head-to-head), but it still feels a tough one to call and we cant help but think the value lies in the score draw. Leverkusen have scored 10 goals over their five competitive home matches this season, an average of two per game, while Hoffenheim have scored 16 over their six competitive away matches this season, an average of almost three per game. How many goals is the next logical question, and over 3.5 goals looks the best line to us. Both sides have tonnes ofcapable attacking talent and yet neither has been defensively astute enough to keep the other out.

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SOCCER SHINE

Both Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen are hoping to finish the season among the top 6 teams in Bundesliga, which is why their duel on Friday evening is of utmost importance. Read Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction and betting tips to see why this game is bound to bring us a lot of excitement. It takes place on Hoffenheims ground, the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena in Sinsheim, where this team has lost 7 out of 10 previous duels with Bayer Leverkusen.

English teenagerReiss Nelson has really come into his own over the last month or so and has been a source of inspiration for the club at tough times. Hoffenheims season has also been a bit of a roller-coaster ride, but at the moment at least it looks like Julian Nagelsmanns men are beginning another ascent. And though he didnt get on the score-sheet last weekend,with four goals in five appearances, he remains one of the Bundesligas most in-form attacking assets. Hoffenheim had lost three in a row prior to 3-1 and 4-0 wins over Nurnberg and Stuttgart in the league, though strong performances, including that at home to English champions Manchester City in the Champions League, are results that have no doubt helped maintain their confidence.

Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Info

They have a good frontline that consistently provides goals, but curiously, they perform well on the road than at home. With the opponents under great pressure to perform, the hosts problems are about to be compounded. Hoffenheim will have to deal with the mental block of having lost the majority of their head-to-head games against this team, and that too at home.

Bayer are in 12th place, but only a couple of points behind Hoffenheim. They have now won twice in a row and will be looking to make it three in a row in Leverkusen. They have greatly improved their goal difference with these six goals but are also still leaking goals. Hoffenheim are now in eighth place after this last win with an improved goal difference too. Its only round 10 and both teams will have an open approach to the game, without much calculating. We predict a home win. Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Werder Bremen 6:2 while Hoffenheim demolished Stuttgart 4:0. The Hoffenheim team is travelling to Leverkusen to take on Bayer at the BayArena. What both their results promise is a good game on Friday and a few goals for us to watch. Both sides are coming into this game with wins in the last round. They are now the 4th worst team in Bundesliga in terms of goals conceded this season.