Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim, 2019-20 German Bundesliga – Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Lineups and Live Stream
Bayer Leverkusen host Hoffenheim for their Matchday 3 Bundesliga conflict on Saturday on the back of a three-match series of wins from the get-go in the new campaign, wanting to expand on their high-scoring presentations and stay aware of the top of the table – presently sitting fifth just for their goal difference.
These two were isolated by only seven points in 2018-19. Be that as it may, just Leverkusen managed to make it to Europe, and the Champions League also. The heartbreak of Hoffenheim fans was difficult to look as they passed up Europa by only three points and the CL by seven.
Logic dictates that the last would have taken in their exercises from this inadequacy, and would make reparations this time around. Be that as it may, they lost their opener itself and were given the hardest of battles by Werder Bremen in the next match-day.
Bayer then has won both of their fixtures up until this point, and with their home favorable position for the next, it is in line to make it three out of three this end of the week. Amazingly, they have outscored the defending champions Bayern, both in points and goals, and have placed in their name as an early contender for Europe’s premier competition.
While ongoing accomplishment in h2h conflicts will inspire Hoffenheim, their away handicap and current form put the tag of the underdogs on them. Additionally, the home team will be specific to post three points on the board, taking into account that almost the majority of their rivals have simple ties this end of the week.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Team News
Bayer Leverkusen have gathered most extreme points from their first two Bundesliga games, following up their 3-2 win over Paderborn with a 3-1 achievement away to Fortuna Dusseldorf last Saturday.
Coach Peter Bosz changed to a back four against Dusseldorf so it stays to be seen what formation he will go with this time, yet there is probably not going to be much change in personnel.
Kerem Demirbay is set to begin against his previous club yet Nadiem Amiri, who additionally joined from Hoffenheim in the summer, will probably be on the bench once more, while Joel Pohjanpalo is the sole non-attendant.
The only harmed player in Bayer Leverkusen squad is Joel Pohjanpalo who did not play almost whole last season and as things remain right now he will be out of the field for a long while. The most recent change in the squad is a flight of Croatian defender, Tin Jedvaj, who joined Augsburg as a loaned player.
Hoffenheim pushed out Werder Bremen in a five-goal thriller last Saturday to record their first Bundesliga win under new coach Alfred Schreuder.
Adam Szalai has left for Mainz 05 yet his place has been taken by Jurgen Locadia, who has joined on loan from Brighton and includes another option in advance with Andrej Kramaric still sidelined.
Striker Ishak Belfodil could be fit enough to begin having come off the bench in the last two games, while Steven Zuber and Florian Grillitsch could return in midfield following knocks.
Benjamini Hubner is battling with a neck injury. He played the last two matches and after match injury deteriorated. It appears that Steven Zuber harmed his foot after the match against Werder Bremen. The most costly player is Andrej Kramaric and his knee injury is serious.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five successes went to Hoffenheim.
- The last four conflicts had goals from the two teams and over 2.5 goals too.
- Seven of the past nine conflicts at this stadium saw the hosts scoring at least two goals.
- Seven of the previous ten successes at this stadium went to the hosts.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Match Details
Date: Saturday, 31st August
Time: 14:30 (UK)
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen
TV Channel/Live Stream: BT Sport
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Predicted Lineups
Predicted lineup: Hradecky; L. Bender, S. Bender, Tah, Wendell; Aranguiz; Bellarbi, Havertz, Demirbay, Bailey; Volland
Unavailable: Pohjanpalo (Injured)
Coach: Peter Bosz
Predicted lineup: Baumann; Posch, Bicakcic, Vogt; Kaderabek, Geiger, Rudy, Grillitsch, Zuber; Bebou, Belfodil
Unavailable: Kramaric (Injured)
Doubtful: Ochs (Injured), Hubner (Injured), Zuber (Injured)
Coach: Alfred Schreuder
Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Prediction
The last three meetings between these two sides have finished 4-1 and Saturday’s conflict has the makings of another high-scoring issue. Bayer Leverkusen have been free-scoring since Bosz took responsibility, while Hoffenheim have gotten at least two goals in 12 of their last 16 Bundesliga away games.
Bayer has won the majority of their matches so far this season and is legitimately viewed as the top picks for this forthcoming game. The argument acquires more traction when it’s prominent that their counterparts were winless in ten of their previous thirteen games.
To help this claim, considerably more, think about that Leverkusen has the home advantage, and they completed higher in the league table last season, and qualified for the Champions League, while their opposite number couldn’t make it to Europa.
In light of these, count on the hosts to register a success, yet considering the recent domination of Hoffenheim in h2h experiences, and Bayer’s failure in keeping a solitary clean sheet in their last ten home ties, BTTS appears to be an incredible alternative to back.