Bundesliga match preview: Hoffenheim versus Bayer Leverkusen

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Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Competition: Mon 12.April
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: PreZero Arena (30150 seats)

Hoffenheim will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 10 points behind Bayer Leverkusen.

Insights:
  • Hoffenheim have the most matches over the total-line (17) in Bundesliga

Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

It's quite the trip for Bayer Leverkusen when visiting Hoffenheim as the cities are 2300 kilometers apart.

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Hoffenheim form and stats

Hoffenheim have played 13 Bundesliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-2-6 (wins-draws-losses). With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on Hoffenheim to get some points in this home game.

In their previous game, the manager S. Hoeneß led his Hoffenheim to a defeat in the Bundesliga match away at Augsburg. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at PreZero Arena. Before that game, the home loss against Mainz 05 with the scoreline 1-2.

There will be little rest for Hoffenheim after this match as they are travelling to RB Leipzig for a Bundesliga game in only four days.

Hoffenheim have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at PreZero Arena with 23 goals in 13 league matches. Hoffenheim's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 19 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Bayer Leverkusen form and stats

Playing away, Bayer Leverkusen have won 6 games, drawn 3 and suffered 4 defeats in the Bundesliga this season.

The supporters enjoyed Bayer Leverkusen's previous game versus Schalke 04 (placed 18th), a Bundesliga 1-0 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Hertha BSC's place.

The visiting Bayer Leverkusen have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 18 goals from 13 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (12 so far).

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Bayer Leverkusen - Hoffenheim 4-1, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Hoffenheim five wins, three draws and Bayer Leverkusen two victories. As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

HoffenheimA. Kramarić
A. Kramarić
14 goals
Bayer LeverkusenL. Alario
L. Alario
9 goals
Bayer LeverkusenP. Schick
P. Schick
8 goals

Hoffenheim missing players

Bayer Leverkusen missing players

Hoffenheim Bayer Leverkusen
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 13 5 Played P 4 13 27
8 5 2 Won W 2 6 12
6 2 0 Drew D 1 3 7
13 6 3 Lost L 1 4 8
40 23 7 Scored S 6 18 44
47 19 7 Conceded C 4 12 31
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 93%
89% 77% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 62% 70%
70% 77% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 46% 56%
44% 54% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 15% 26%
19% 15% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 8% 15%
67% 62% 60% BTTS BTTS 50% 38% 59%
15% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 38% 26%
22% 23% 40% Failed to Score F T 25% 31% 22%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 1.5 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.8 1.9
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.3 10.1 8.8 Shots (avg) S ( 14.8 12.3 13.3
4.5 4.6 3.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.2 4.5 4.7
33% 38% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 31% 34%
Key stats in Bundesliga this season:
  • Hoffenheim have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Hoffenheim have the most matches over the total-line (17) in Bundesliga

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 26 19 4 3 78 35 13 10 3 0 50 18 13 9 1 3 28 17 43 61
2 RB Leipzig 26 17 6 3 48 21 13 10 2 1 25 10 13 7 4 2 23 11 27 57
3 Wolfsburg 26 14 9 3 45 22 12 8 4 0 24 8 14 6 5 3 21 14 23 51
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 12 11 3 53 36 13 7 6 0 27 15 13 5 5 3 26 21 17 47
5 Borussia Dortmund 26 13 4 9 54 37 12 7 2 3 27 14 14 6 2 6 27 23 17 43
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 11 7 8 43 31 13 5 4 4 25 19 13 6 3 4 18 12 12 40
7 Union Berlin 26 9 11 6 40 32 13 5 7 1 24 14 13 4 4 5 16 18 8 38
8 Freiburg 26 10 7 9 39 39 14 6 4 4 26 20 12 4 3 5 13 19 0 37
9 Stuttgart 26 9 9 8 47 41 12 3 6 3 21 17 14 6 3 5 26 24 6 36
10 Borussia M'gladbach 26 9 9 8 44 40 13 5 4 4 20 16 13 4 5 4 24 24 4 36
11 Hoffenheim 26 8 6 12 40 45 13 5 2 6 23 19 13 3 4 6 17 26 -5 30
12 Werder Bremen 26 7 9 10 31 38 13 3 4 6 13 19 13 4 5 4 18 19 -7 30
13 Augsburg 26 8 5 13 27 40 13 4 3 6 15 21 13 4 2 7 12 19 -13 29
14 Hertha BSC 26 6 6 14 31 45 13 4 2 7 16 24 13 2 4 7 15 21 -14 24
15 Mainz 05 26 6 6 14 26 45 13 3 2 8 11 20 13 3 4 6 15 25 -19 24
16 Köln 26 5 8 13 25 46 13 1 5 7 14 23 13 4 3 6 11 23 -21 23
17 Arminia Bielefeld 26 6 4 16 20 45 14 4 1 9 10 22 12 2 3 7 10 23 -25 22
18 Schalke 04 26 1 7 18 16 69 14 1 3 10 8 29 12 0 4 8 8 40 -53 10

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