Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen: On a big match of the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim hosts Leverkusen on a match of the 19th round of this competition.
The return of these two teams, after the winter break, wasn’t a dream return. Neither of them won.
Hoffenheim drew with Bremen and Leverkusen and ended up losing to Bayern München.
Both teams are trying to consolidate their position on the Champions’ League qualification spots. Hoffenheim is a bit more distant, specifically sitting 1 point behind them, and they occupy the 8th place with 27 points conquered.
If they win, they will overtake this Leverkusen and they can get on the Champions League’s qualification zone.
Playing at home, the team has 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, having a record of 15 goals scored and 7 goals conceded.
Latest results – Hoffenheim:
13.01.2018 D1 Werder Bremen 1-1 Hoffenheim
06.01.2018 CF Hoffenheim 2-2 SBV Excelsior
16.12.2017 D1 Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hoffenheim
13.12.2017 D1 Hoffenheim 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
10.12.2017 D1 Hannover 96 2-0 Hoffenheim
07.12.2017 EUL Hoffenheim 1-1 Ludogorets
Latest results – Bayer Leverkusen:
13.01.2018 CF Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Sportfreunde Lotte
12.01.2018 D1 Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Bayern München
06.01.2018 CF Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Preußen Münster
05.01.2018 CF Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Greuther Fürth
20.12.2017 Cup Mönchengladbach 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
17.12.2017 D1 Hannover 96 4-4 Bayer Leverkusen
Having 1 more point than their opponents, Leverkusen currently occupies the 4th place of the league table, with 28 points conquered and also the last Champions League’s qualification spot. \
Before the winter break, Leverkusen was on their best moment of form of the season and they hadn’t lost a match since September. But that streak was broken in the return of the Bundesliga against Bayern, which is also very normal.
I must confess that I found these Hoffenheim’s odds very strange.
The team has been asserting themselves as one of the main forces in this Bundesliga and I don’t think that they should be underdogs at home against Leverkusen.
This season’s Leverkusen is stronger than last season’s one, being more adequate to the club’s history.
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite the good moment of form that Leverkusen closed out the year on, I don’t see them having enough football and quality to deserve the condition of favourites away from home against Hoffenheim.
I’ll opt for a more conservative bet, but in my opinion, the value is all on the home side here.
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