The derby between the top six teams is undoubtedly the most exciting clash of this round, and here you can have a look at our Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick for the game between Leverkusen and Leipzig. Both teams are sitting at 13 points at the moment, only one behind the league leaders and reigning champions Bayern Munich. Leipzig are desperate to avoid the third consecutive defeat after losing to Lyon in the Champions League in midweek. Bayer, on the other hand, suffered the second loss in the UCL as they lost 3-0 to Juventus, so both rivals are looking for redemption in this one.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Red Bull Leipzig Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick
• Germany Bundesliga
• BayArena, Leverkusen
• Saturday 5 October
• 15:30 CET
Leverkusen Team News and Latest Form
A pair of -1 handicap wins ‘without conceding has elevated Leverkusen to only one point off the Bundesliga top (W4, D1, L1). Those victories mean that seven of the team’s previous eight league wins came with a multi-goal difference. Their 28 goals over that span (3.50 average) mark Bayer as entertainers when on form – even their last five Bundesliga losses have seen over 3.5 match goals.
Undefeated in three league games at home this year, Leverkusen struck first in those matches – shutting out the rivals in the second 45 minutes on each occasion. However, the second period has been their undoing in two of the three all-time H2Hs here, with Leipzig turning around two half-time deficits to emerge as winners.
Kevin Volland scored in each of Leverkusen’s previous three victories to nil. He’s netted two career goals against Leipzig. Bayer’s last four league matches have seen just one, or no side score.
Peter Bosz will be without forward Leon Bailey (muscle) while Lars Bender is listed as questionable to face Leipzig with a thigh injury.
Leipzig Team News and Latest Form
In an additional warning to Leverkusen, Leipzig are three for three on their league visits this season, winning each game by at least two goals difference and having led to nil at half-time.
Indeed, Leipzig suffered only one league defeat on the road since Dec 19, racking up ten victories (D1, L1) in that run, eight of which came in combination with over 2.5 goals. Leverkusen were one of just two teams within those 12 Leipzig away games to open the scoring.
Marcel Sabitzer’s five competitive goals for club and country this year have been first-half strikes. Both his H2H goals against Leverkusen came in the 17th minute. Each of Leipzig’s six Bundesliga matches this term have seen the half-time result mirror the full-time one.
Julian Nagelsmann cannot count on Ibrahima Konate (thigh) and Hannes Wolf (broken ankle). Tyler Adams (groin), Kevin Kampl (ankle), Luan Candido (thigh), and Patrick Schick (ankle) are listed as doubtful.
Leverkusen vs Leipzig Head to Head
Leipzig won four of the previous six H2H encounters (D1, L1), including the last two, while the Red Bulls never lost at BayArena in their past three visits. This Bundesliga H2H averages four goals per game in six matches.
Leverkusen vs Leipzig Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick
This matchup is always entertaining and with a lot of goals, and I think it’s going to be that way today. Both teams scored in four of the previous six H2H duels while both sides scored 2+ goals in each of the last three encounters at BayArena. It’s hard to predict a winner of this clash, and that’s why my Germany Bundesliga Betting Pick for this match is BTTS and Over 2.5 goals at 1.72 (-138). Also, we prepared other betting tips for this weekend, so check them out here.