There will be a big game in the Bundesliga this weekend for Bayer Leverkusen, as they look to increase their chances of finishing in a Champions League position.
Bayer Leverkusen are still in a decent position to finish in a Champions League position this season, but they will need to avoid dropping any more points in the final nine rounds of fixtures this season. They are seven points off Eintracht Frankfurt, and are level on points with Borussia Dortmund at this stage of the season. However, it looks to be an uphill challenge for them to finish in a Champions League place given the form that they have been in over the past six fixtures. They have won just twice during this run of games, and have been beaten on three occasions. They returned to action following the international break with a victory last time out, which has improved their chances slightly. In truth, it’s hard to take anything from their win last time out, as it come against the side rock-bottom of the Bundesliga. Lucas Alario and Patrik Schick scored the goals for the hosts in the victory.
Hoffenheim may still be nervously looking over their shoulders with nine games of the season remaining. They sit just seven points clear of the relegation playoff spot, as well as the automatic places. There would be greater reason for concern given the form that they have been in recently, as they have lost their last three. Only Werder Bremen and Schalke have lost as many games in their previous three fixtures. Hoffenheim’s most recent defeat came on the road against Augsburg, as they were beaten 2-1. Robert Skov scored late in the game to pull one back, but they failed to make their possession count in that defeat.
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Head To Head
Leverkusen have found it difficult to get maximum points from fixtures against Hoffenheim in the past couple of years. Their win earlier in the season ended a four-game wait for a victory against this weekend’s opponents. Hoffenheim have won three of the previous five fixtures between the sides.
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Neither side come into this fixture with much momentum behind them, but Hoffenheim have struggled more than most in their last three games. Leverkusen will be looking for a second victory on the bounce, and we expect them to achieve that.
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