Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Preview

October 16, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_newGerman Bundesliga action Friday Night comes from the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena featuring Hoffenheim versus Bayer Leverkusen.

View our Betting Preview, Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Tips, Picks, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Bundesliga, October 18th 2013

Hoffenheim head into this game on friday night having had an average start to their new seasonal campaign which has seen Markus Gisdol’s side win just two of their eight matches played, but they have only lost two of those games and have had no problems scoring goals and are currently the second highest goalscorers in the Bundesliga.

Bayer Leverkusen head into the game having had an excellent start to their new campaign, Sami Hyypia’s side have won six of their opening eight matches played and although they have been beaten once during those games they still only remain 1pt behind current defending Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Hoffenheim Team News:

The hosts have a few players missing through injury and will be without the services of Andreas Ludwig, Boris Vukcevic and Anthony Modeste. Markus Gisdol will elect to start this game with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Kevin Volland the likely candidate to step in and provide cover for the injured Modeste up front.

Anthony Modeste is the clubs current top goalscorer so far this season with 6, but due to injury is unlikely to feature in this game on friday night.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News:

Lars Bender and Levin Oztunali are both unavailable for the visitors as each player continues to recover from injury. Expect Sami Hyypia to start this game using a 4-3-2-1 formation with Stefan Kiessling leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Sidney Sam and either Robbie Kruse or Emre Can.

Attacking midfielder Sidney Sam is the clubs current top goalscorer in the league this season with 6.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head Statistics

Friday night’s game from the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena will become just the 11th meeting between the two clubs over the years from which Hoffenheim have managed 0 wins, Bayer Leverkusen have managed 9 wins and there has been 1 draw.

The previous 5 meetings between the two clubs as shown in our head to head statistics table below show Bayer Leverkusen with a clear advantage having won every single game.

20/04/13 BUN Bayer Leverkusen – Hoffenheim 5 : 0
25/11/12 BUN Hoffenheim – Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 2
21/04/12 BUN Hoffenheim – Bayer Leverkusen 0 : 1
02/12/11 BUN Bayer Leverkusen – Hoffenheim 2 : 0
23/04/11 BUN Bayer Leverkusen – Hoffenheim 2 : 1

Average Goals Per Game?

34 goals have been scored in the previous 10 meetings between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.40 which strongly suggests we should see a few goals grace the nets on friday night.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Recent Form (Last 5 Games – Left to Right)

Hoffenheim: W L W D D

Bayer Leverkusen: W W W W D

Bayer Leverkusen have the clear advantage on the recent form statistics having managed to win four of their previous five games with the only dropped points coming in a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich last time out. Hoffenheim have only been defeated once during their previous five games played, but they have only managed two victories from these.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Match Betting Odds Market.

Hoffenheim don’t have a great record in this fixture against Bayer Leverkusen and have yet to actually win any of the previous ten matches played between the two clubs, so no real suprise to see a current best price of 11/4 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) currently available for the hosts to record their very first victory in this fixture.

The Draw has not been a result that has happened much when these two clubs have previous met in the past and with the way Bayer Leverkusen have started the new season it does look unlikely that statistic will change on friday night and I can’t really see a current best price of 11/4 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) attracting too much interest from the punters.

Bayer Leverkusen have completely dominated this fixture over the years and with the players coming off the back of that very good 1-1 result against Bayern Munich last time out, that should provide all the confidence needed for the visitors to once again return home from this game with all the points and at odds of 21/20 with Sky Bet (£5 Free Bets Each and Every Week for New Customers) this does look decent value.

Hoffenheim v Bayer Leverkusen Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

On paper this has to go down as a banker away win as hosts Hoffenheim have never managed to beat Bayer Leverkusen in ten previous attempts and with Markus Gisdol’s side also without their top goalscorer Anthony Modeste it’s very difficult to see them changing those statistics.

Bayer Leverkusen have been in excellent form so far this season and their 1-1 draw last time out against current Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich will only of seen the confidence of the players rise as a result and they will certainly be looking at this fixture which they have dominated over the years as one where they can add another 3pts to their tally.

The goal statistics suggest this game to see plenty of goals scored and betting markets such as Both Teams to Score, Over 2.5 Goals, Anytime Goalscorer and Time of First Goal Scored will no doubt be popular choices for this live game on friday night.

However, for me Bayer Leverkusen should continue their domination over Hoffenheim and secure the all important maximum points from this one at what is a pretty decent price considering all the factors mentioned above.

The Verdict

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