Friday 29th March: 7:45 KO
Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to continue their fine away form on Friday evening when they travel to Hoffenheim. Given the squad and talents at Bayer, you could say they’re underachieving this season. They come into this game in 6th place and having won four of the last five away games.
Looking at the Bundesliga form guide, it’s clear that both teams will be looking to keep the momentum building. Hoffenheim has won the last two home games and has tasted defeat just twice in the last ten games. However, their fans will tell you that one too many draws have crept into their form recently. Bayer Leverkusen will be looking for more of the same, having turned a corner recently on the road. After winning just twice between the start of the season and December, they have now won four of the last five away games, losing only at Bayern Munich. Incidentally, Bayern Munich this week smashed their transfer record to sign World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid.
I think we’ll see goals in this game, with Hoffenheim scoring freely at home this season. They have netted in the last five games coming into this and have scored eight goals in the last five home games. Bayer Leverkusen has been scoring for fun whilst on this hot streak away from home. They have scored fifteen goals in the last five away games, averaging 3.00 goals per game.
Overall, they have averaged 2.00 goals scored per game on the road. This, combined with the fact that 77% of home games for Hoffenheim has ended with both teams scoring, leads me towards predicting that this game will follow that trend. I would back BTTS (Both Teams to Score) and Over 2.5 Goals at 1.80.
Head to Head
When these sides face off, there’s usually goals. The last three meetings have produced fourteen goals. Both teams have scored in all of those games, with each side winning a single fixture and the match they played in August 2017 ending in a 2-2 draw. Hoffenheim won the last fixture 4-1. How they would love a repeat of that on Friday night. You can view our interactive widget below: