Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen – Hoffenheim on Match-day 3
Bayer at home against Hoffenheim – Saturday – 3:30pm GMT – The Bay Arena.
Visitors Hoffenheim, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (eighth), when they face eighteenth placed Bayer.
Bayer Leverkusen to host Hoffenheim Amid Relegation Battle
Having lost to Augsburg in their last game, Gerardo Seoane’s men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.
Also, getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Gerardo Seoane’s men know that two losses in two games is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with no points for a total of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws having lost two fixtures.
Playing at home, Bayer have lost one game.
Bayer’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
Hoffenheim go into this fixture with three points secured
Following two straight wins for Hoffenheim in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.
Also, Hoffenheim have enjoyed excellent form all season. With three points (1W, 1L and 0D), they are established in eighth position in the League having won one game and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Hoffenheim have lost one game.
A win in this fixture would take Hoffenheim’s points to 6 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring record of four goals. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ozan Kabak (1), Munas Dabbur (1), and Christoph Baumgartner (1). Andre Breitenreiter will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with five goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.
Andre Breitenreiter will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Hoffenheim players.
Bayer Leverkusen v Hoffenheim – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Bayer and Hoffenheim have faced each other 29 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Bayer’s favour (16 – 7). Additionally, Bayer have seen victory in thirteen of the past 16 matches with Hoffenheim. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and From Kraichgau region took all three points winning 2-4 away.