Hoffenheim will face Bayer Leverkusen at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena, in Sinsheim, at German Bundesliga 27th Round. Hoffenheim against Bayer Leverkusen is the match with big interest after their previous matches at German Bundesliga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Hoffenheim looks really strong this season, however, strong competition and the level of teams does not give much rise in the standings. They have big potential in attacking line-up since they are between leaders in Bundesliga by scored goals. Unfortunately, they struggle at taking victories and now they have more draws than wins. At home, Hoffenheim won 5 and lost only 3 matches. However, Die Kraichgauer are undefeated in 17 of their last 19 matches in Bundesliga. In total, they lost only 6 matches this season, and that is 4th best result in the highest German league.
Almost all main squad players are fit and ready for the important match against Bayer Leverkusen. However, Nico Schulz will absent due to yellow card suspension and Dennis Geiger with Lukas Rupp due to injuries. Hoffenheim is very strong at creating long shot opportunities, creating chances through individual skill and creating scoring chances. However, the team from Leverkusen is very weak at protecting the lead and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Bayer Leverkusen stands at 6th place in Bundesliga. They have all abilities to save chances for participating in UEFA Europa League next season. Unfortunately, they lost by the aggregate result against Krasnodar in Europa League 1/16 Final. They controlled the game and had more chances to score, however, lost all chances to continue their path in Europe. There have scored more than 2.5 goals in last 6 away matches of Bundesliga. Moreover, Leverkusen scored at least 2 goals in last 5 away matches. Kevin Volland and Kai Harvetz started to play very confident football.
Die Werkself will miss left back Wendell due to yellow card suspension and Panagiotis Retsos and Joel Pohjanpalo due to injuries. Bayer Leverkusen is very strong at creating long shot opportunities, attacking set pieces and shooting from direct free kicks. However, this team has weaknesses at protecting the lead, defending against skillful players and defending counter attacks.
These teams always show very interesting and tough confrontation. Last year they played twice and the away team was stronger in both matches. Most interesting that they won with the same result 1:4. We can expect a very intense and effective game one more time.
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