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Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
28 March 2024, 12:57

In the 27th round of Bundesliga, Bayer will host Hoffenheim in Leverkusen. Still competing in three competitions, the unbeatable Bayer still has hopes to hit a treble, potentially winning DFB Pokal and Europa League in addition to Bundesliga. Having advantage of 10 points over Bayern Munich certainly helps Xabi Alonso’s team, allowing room for manoeuvre in case of mistakes or points loss. Hoffenheim does not have viable chances for competing for the top 6 and is firmly stuck at the 8th place, not worrying about dropping to the bottom of the standings. In the first-round match, Leverkusen won in a dramatic fashion (3-2) and the upcoming match has the potential to have a similar scenario.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Preview 

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Still unbeaten, Bayer became a phenomenon this season. When there is a lack of team resources, Xabi Alonso’s squad wins matches with character and resilience. At the same time, as the season comes to a close, these instances are becoming more frequent. Matches against Qarabag, the round against Freiburg - these cases showed that Bayer has weak spots that can be used to the advantage of the opponents. Nevertheless, Bayer is still on the run, and with the international break came in handy, it is quite possible that the team took its time to recharge for the decisive part of the season.

Hoffenheim Preview 

While last season Hoffenheim fought to avoid relegation, this season Pellegrino Matarazzo’s team showed a different case. The team is in 8th place with 33 points and given that there are plenty of rounds left, it can potentially engage in the fight for top 6. This, however, will not be that easy given the scarcity of resources and the recent results - two consecutive losses without any viable chances (3-1 to Frankfurt and 3-0 to Stuttgart). In the upcoming match, certain players may miss the starting line up due to injuries, such as Dennis Geiger and Marco John, which can seriously impact Matarazzo’s plan for the game.

Betting Tips for Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim

Both Teams To Score

While Bayer is the undisputed favourite of the match, there are still doubts about for how long the team can keep this momentum given that Bayer still participates in three different competitions. The hardships became evident in the match against Qarabag and Hoffenheim can possibly exploit the weaknesses. Unibet gives 1.74 for the Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hoffenheim prediction. 

Hoffenheim Handicap +2

Even though Hoffenheim was not particularly good in the last two matches, there are quite a few instances where the team lost by a margin of more than 2 goals. In the away games this season, Hoffenheim lost 3-0 only to Bayern, and it is worth remembering the series of 5 consecutive away wins in the beginning of the season. There is no reason to believe that Bayer is able to cruise over Hoffenheim with such an ease in the upcoming match. Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.88.

Florian Wirtz to Score at Any Time 

Florian Wirtz is a key player for Xabi Alonso in terms of connecting the game between the lines and creativity in front of the opponents’ goal. With 7+10 this season in Bundesliga, Wirtz scored 3 goals in the last 4 matches; moreover, he was on the scoresheet in the international friendly against France. The match against Hoffenheim is a perfect opportunity for a 20-years old German to continue his momentum. Unibet gives 3.20 for this Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim tip.

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