BAYER LEVERKUSEN v WERDER BREMEN
Sunday 17th March 2019
Pick: Bayer Leverkusen win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 02:47 GMT, 17 Mar 2019)
The German top flight action continues with the clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen as the betting tips continue at the BayArena as the hosts look to record a seventh win in eight matches overall in the Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen occupy 6th place in the Bundesliga and the Europa League qualifier berth, but they too may have their sights set on greater riches as they trail Eintracht Frankfurt by just one point and 4th placed Borussia Moenchengladbach by five points, and given their recent winning streak, the hosts may well fancy their chances of stealing an automatic Champions League spot.
The hosts have recorded six wins from their last seven matches overall with wins against Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich, Mainz 05, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg and Hannover 96 which has lifted them amongst the contenders for European football next season.
Home form has also improved for the hosts at their BayArena having also won six of their last seven matches amidst an overall home record of 7-1-4 20/16 and this recent seven match sequence has seen the hosts register four clean sheets as well as scoring 13 goals as well.
Midfielders Havertz (10 goals) and Bellarabi (5 goals) along with forwards Volland (11 goals), Brandt and Bailey (4 goals apiece) should ensure further goals for the hosts in this Sunday lunchtime encounter.
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the Bundesliga
- Bayer Leverkusen have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 7 home matches
- Werder Bremen have won just 1 of their last 8 away matches
Werder Bremen Prediction
Werder Bremen climbed into a more respectable mid-table position in the German top flight thanks to a recent 4-2 home win against Schalke 04 which extended Werder Bremen’s unbeaten run to eight matches overall.
Wins over Hannover 96, Augsburg and Schalke 04 along with five draws have helped Werder Bremen remain at arms length from the relegation battle below them as they now hold a healthy 16-point cushion ahead of the third from bottom club Stuttgart.
Indeed, Werder Bremen are now just six points adrift of their hosts, Bayer Leverkusen, and all three points here would really see them making a serious claim on one of the European qualifying spots.
However, with just one away win from their last eight matches on their travels suggest that taking all three points against an in-form Bayer Leverkusen outfit would seem highly unlikely, with that one win being a 1-0 win at second from bottom club Hannover.
Inconsistency on the road has cost Werder Bremen a higher league position with a record of 4-4-4 17/16, with the majority of the good work on the road for the visitors being done earlier in the season when they recorded wins at Eintracht Frankfurt, Augsburg and Schalke in their first four away matches of the season.
Betting Tips Verdict
Bayer Leverkusen should have the edge here though as they’ve been in good form at home.