Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen will clash to each other at PreZero Arena. It is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program.
Hoffenheim quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt, with the team rolling over Werder Bremen 3-0 in their last league match. Still, Bayer Leverkusen are likely to create a much more remarkable threat for the hosts than their previous rivals.
Peter Bosz’s men, on the other hand, are producing thrilling showings in 2020. The team roll over Paderborn (4-1) and Fortuna Dusseldorf (3-0) in the previous two league fixtures. A contest is on the cards at PreZero Arena. 19 goals in total have been netted in the previous four meetings between the two sides.
Hoffenheim’s 2-1 loss to Frankfurt in their last home match was not only their third defeat across their last five Bundesliga home games. But it was also the fifth consecutive game here that saw both teams score. Notably, that was their first home league defeat (from five) this season that witnessed a losing margin of just one goal.
With 80% of the hosts’ Bundesliga home games featuring over 2.5 goals, expect an action-filled affair. In fact, only one of Hoffenheim’s home league fixtures have been goalless at half-time. Albeit they have been trailing at the break in 60% of them this term (W2, D2, L6).
Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-0 victory last time was their third Bundesliga win in a row. They now look to win four straight for the first time this season. Netting first will be essential, as Leverkusen’s last seven top-flight fixtures have been won by the team that scored first (W5, L2).
On the road, the visitors have won four of their last five league games and are yet to see an away draw (W6, L3). That’s little surprise considering Leverkusen’s away games haven’t been tight this season – a one-goal margin settled only two of nine.
Stat Attack and Players to Watch
Hoffenheim: Sargis Adamyan has come on as a sub to score after the 75th minute in Hoffenheim’s last two Bundesliga victories.
Bayer Leverkusen: Kevin Volland netted a brace in Leverkusen’s last away game. He’s scored his side’s first goal in three of the last four competitive games he’s found the net.
The opener has been scored between the 10th and 20th minute in Hoffenheim’s last three Bundesliga home games.
There have been four red cards across Leverkusen’s last four away league games. On the other hand, there have been over 3.5 goals in four of the previous five H2Hs.