1899 Hoffenheim – Bayer Leverkusen / Bundesliga – In this Bundesliga season is expected a very interesting fight for the international placement and among other things, these two clubs to participate. The difference in points between almost half of the teams in the league are quite small and so Bayer has currently only one point ahead of Hoffenheim, with Bayer also in the cup is still active, while Hoffenheim is eliminated. Both teams remained winless on the first match of the second half, Hoffenheim drew, Bayer was defeated. In the first leg in Leverkusen the result was 2: 2.
The beginning of the second half of the season brought nothing spectacular, as far as Hoffenheim is concerned, because today’s hosts have only drawn away at Werder. Although they took the lead, in the end they had to settle for just one point. The defense made the biggest contribution in the match and saved them from defeat, so it can be said that the problems from the first half remain.
It should all be easier, as they are no longer active internationally, just like in the cup, but they have remained without striker Wagner in the meantime, which will certainly affect their game. As expected, Uth came into the starting XI, although this player is better at playing the role of reserve player. Bicakcic was in defense right from the start. Well come again Nad. Amiri in midfield, while Demirbay fails due to injury.
The positive series of Bayer was finished at the beginning of the second half, but that was no surprise, because Bayern was the opponent. Nevertheless, the Leverkusen hoped that they can compete with the strongest team in the league, as was the case in previous seasons. Although they were defeated 3-1, they did not make a bad showing as they narrowly narrowed the gap to their top scorer Volland after two goals conceded, but then conceded the third goal in added time.
After 12 games played they were defeated for the first time, but another series was continued and they have scored at least one goal in each game this season. Trainer Herrlich has used a rather offensively oriented game tactics. Only Bellarabi in the lineup was not a good decision, which is why he is now being relegated to the Reserve Bank. Instead, a little more defensive Henrichs should play. Kohr and Brandt are to be relegated to the bench, while Aranguiz and Alario are expected in the starting lineup.
1899 Hoffenheim – Bayer Leverkusen TIP
Hoffenheim plays very unstable this season, but shines occasionally and therefore should not be underestimated in this encounter. The Leverkusen lose their games very rarely and the defeat against Bayern on the final day is not a true scale. Accordingly, we expect from today’s guests again a good and goal-efficient game.