Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim
German Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016,
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.

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Bayer Leverkusen start to the new Bundesliga season is nothing but inconsistent. They already failed to win half of their matches after 7 weeks into the 2016/17 season and are currently 10th in the standings with 10 points. They have lost 3 matches this season and all of which have come out of their 4 away trips. This will be Leverkusen’s fourth home match this season and they will be in good spirits after winning 2 and drawing one of them.

Hoffenheim’s run of results this season is a surprise one as they are coming into matchday 8 of the season with an unbeaten record. They started their campaign with four consecutive draws and have now picked up three straight wins. They are currently 6th in the league table with 13 points, a start that draws similar to their first ever season in Bundesliga in 2008–09.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-Head Stats

Bayer Levekusen have dominated Hoffenheim in every season since the latter’s inaugural appearance in Bundesliga on 2008. In 16 meetings between them to-date, Leverkusen have won in 13 while Hoffenheim managed to win just once. However, the lone win for Hoffenheim have come at the BayArena in their trip three season ago.

The corresponding home fixture of 2015/16 season at BayArena saw Leverkusen winning by a 2-1 margin, while Hoffenheim earned a 1-1 draw in the reverse leg in January to end their 3 match losing streak against Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim: Prediction

Leverkusen have a strong home record in Bundesliga, however their credentials on the road are questionable. The current league position is certainly something that demands them to win this particular home fixture. Hoffenheim might be drawing plaudits by their attacking brand of football and the 7 match unbeaten run. But this is expected to come to an end on Saturday.

Bayer Levekusen have a good home form and head-to-head record against Hoffenheim on their side. And they could benefit in a thrilling game that promises a lot of  goals.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim: Prediction

Both Teams to Score and Leverkusen to win at 2.50 (6/4)
Correct Full-Time Score: 3-1 for Leverkusen at 11.00 (10/1).