It has been a shaky start to the new season for Bayer Leverkusen, as they sit down in 13th place after four rounds of fixtures. However, they will be hoping for a big home win on Saturday, as they take on the in-form Freiburg.
Bayer Leverkusen haven’t started the new Bundesliga season as many would have been hoping, and their game this weekend could already be entering must-win territory if they have ambitions of finishing in a European place. The German side come into this fixture six points off the top four, and have been beaten in three of their opening four league fixtures.
Leverkusen should have newfound confidence coming into this fixture, as they finally managed to record a first win of the new season in their latest fixture. It was a fine display on the road last week against Mainz to collect a first victory, as they secured a 3-0 success. Exequiel Palacios opened the scoring, before Jeremie Frimpong scored twice before half time. However, they will be without Piero Hincapie and Mitchel Bakker for this fixture after both were sent off last weekend.
Freiburg have been one of the early stories of the season in the Bundesliga, as they have started very quickly. They come into this fixture sitting third in the league standings, and have won three of their first four league fixtures this term. They have scored seven times already this term, and have allowed just three goals.
Freiburg recorded a second straight victory in the league last weekend, as they managed to edge to a 1-0 success at home against Bochum. Vincenzo Grifo scored the winning goal for the home side in that fixture, which saw them dominate throughout and end the match with 29 shots.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Freiburg Head to Head
Freiburg has picked up two victories from the previous three games that they have played against Leverkusen, which includes an away success back in February 2021. However, the latest fixture between the sides did end with a home win for Leverkusen in May 2022.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Freiburg Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen returned to something near their best form last weekend. However, Freiburg look very confident at this stage of the campaign, and they could be backed to pick up a third straight win this weekend. We could see them winning to nil this weekend in the Bundesliga, just as they did on a trip to Leverkusen in 2012.
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