The hosts have a great opportunity to climb up to the top of Bundesliga on Sunday after Bayern Munich dropped points in Berlin, and here you can get the Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Preview.
Leverkusen Recent Form & Team News
A 4-0 win in midweek continued Bayer Leverkusen’s impressive form. They became the first-ever German club to record as many as 21 goals in a Europa League group stage. The high-scoring hosts have now scored 3+ goals in nine of their last ten competitive victories, and will look for another here as they continue their unbeaten Bundesliga campaign (W6, D4).
That firepower upfront, combined with a joint-league low 0.9 goals conceded per Bundesliga match, has been a formidable combination for the early title-challengers. Still, their 50% win-rate at home this league campaign is somewhat disappointing (W2, D2). So will a four-game winless H2H run at home (D2, L2), although if the hosts are to turn that around it could come via set pieces – Leverkusen’s four goals from corners (home/away) this term is a league high.
Player to watch: Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby scored last time out and also netted the opener in the previous H2H.
Peter Bosz cannot count on Aranguiz (Achilles tendon), Santiago Arias (broken shinbone), and Sven Bender (knee). Kerem Demirbay (illness), Exequiel Palacios (back), and Paulinho (knee) are also missing.
Hoffenheim Recent Form & Team News
The hosts will also need to be switched on from the outset against a Hoffenheim side that scored with their first shot of the first half in the last round. They also scored from their first two shots of the second half, as they finally won their first Bundesliga game since a famous victory over Bayern Munich back in September. That continued a six-game Bundesliga trend of both teams scoring. It has been the case in five of the last six H2Hs too.
The visitors are winless in four Bundesliga road trips though (D2, L2). They scored just once in each and conceded first in the previous three. However, with the match favorite winning just 30% of Hoffenheim’s Bundesliga fixtures this term, their games can be rather hard to predict.
Player to watch: Andrej Kramarić also scored in midweek, and netted in two of the last three H2Hs.
Hot stat: There’s been goals in both halves in nine of the last 11 top-flight H2Hs.
Sebastian Hoeness will be without Ermin Bicakcic (knee), Jacob Bruun Larsen (illness), and Dennis Geiger (suspension). Benjamin Hubner (ankle), Pavel Kaderabek (calf), and Konstantinos Stafylidis (shoulder) are also out. Stefan Posch is questionable to feature on Sunday due to a hip injury.
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