Hoffenheim will be way of getting dragged into a relegation scrap this term, and that will mean ending their five-game wait for a victory as soon as possible. This weekend they could achieve that, as they come up against a Bayer Leverkusen side that has lost their previous two.
It has been a damaging period for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, as they are edging closer to the bottom three positions with every passing week. They come into this fixture just three points above the bottom three, while they are yet to record a victory in their previous five Bundesliga fixtures. Hoffenheim has lost four of their matches over that period, and could move into the bottom three places if results go against them this weekend.
The German side were beaten for the tenth time in 19 games this season in their previous fixture, as they were easily swatted aside by Bochum. The hosts scored three goals in the opening 45 minutes, and efforts from Christoph Baumgartner and Mu’nas Dabbur ultimately counted for very little for Hoffenheim as they were beaten 5-2 on the road.
Bayer Leverkusen appear to have moved clear of the relegation scrap after a positive run of results, but they will be keen to ensure that they don’t get dragged back into the battle. Leverkusen come into this fixture after losing their previous two. However, they have still won three games in their previous five.
Leverkusen suffered a second straight loss in the league last Friday, as they were edged out by Augsburg away from home. Xabi Alonso’s side conceded ten minutes into the second half. Despite dominating the possession in the second period, they failed to create much in the way of a goalscoring opportunity.
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head
There have been two draws in the previous four meetings between these sides. Meanwhile, there hasn’t been a home victory in the last four clashes between Hoffenheim and Leverkusen. The previous meeting this season saw Hoffenheim run out comfortable 3-0 winners at BayArena.
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Home success in this fixture in recent seasons has been extremely rare. Leverkusen won this exact fixture last season 4-2, and we could see another entertaining game this weekend. However, the away form trend is one that we like, and we will be siding with Leverkusen to pick up a victory to end their two-game losing run on Saturday.
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