Bayer Leverkusen – Hannover SOCCER PICKS
Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover 96 face each other in BayArena, in a game for the 8th round of the Bundesliga. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 05-05-2018, to the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen won by (3-2). L. Alario (3 ‘e 18’) and J. Brandt (55 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Bayer Leverkusen, and N. Füllkrug (90’) and M. Harnik (90 ‘), for Hannover 96 Attention to the home factor, since Bayer Leverkusen usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Borussia Dortmund, by (2-4). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Freiburg, by (0-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 27 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Bayer Leverkusen has a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
Leverkusen enter this game after an outside draw, to zero, in the visit to the Freiburg field. The local team is known for its deadly counterattacks, since it has excellent players for this function. To point out that the Leverkusen usually gives a good answer when it is in a disadvantaged position. Contrary to the rival of this day, the whole house must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the objective of using the lateral corridors to invest in the offensive process. So, it is guessed that the Leverkusen adopt a more offensive posture, with the aim of trying to control the game. Coach Heiko Herrlich will not be able to count on Joel Pohjanpalo, Kai Havertz and Charlers Aránguiz, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 16 th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (4-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Stuttgart, by (3-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results in home and away matches, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 4 away league matches Hannover 96 has a record of 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 1 point out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 45 of the last 52 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Hannover enter this action motivated, after a home win, by 3-1, in the reception to Stuttgart: Wood and Bebó scored the goals of the victory. The greatest valence of the foreign team is the way they manage to react in a situation of disadvantage. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Fullkrug and Wood. The technician of Hannover will not be able to count on Timo Hubers and Edgar Prib, to be injured.