Paderborn and Bayer Leverkusen meet at Benteler-Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen won at home by (3-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 17‑08-2019. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 2 matches won 2. Bayer Leverkusen presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive
The home team is currently in 18th position, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Borussia M’gladbach by (2‑0). In the last match, he won at home against Eintracht Frankfurt by (2‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 33 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with Hannover 96 (0-1). For the championship, Paderborn won 7 points in 27 possible, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 9 games he played in his stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so he has not been very strong defensively. In 17 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
Paderborn arrives motivated to this match, after winning 2-1 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt, returning to wins after two consecutive games without winning in this competition: Sabiri and Schonlau scored the goals. In this match against Bayer Leverkusen, coach Steffen Baumgart must keep the team 4-4-2, with Srbeny and Michel being the most advanced men of the home team. On the other hand, Mamba is Paderborn’s top scorer, with 5 goals scored in the championship. For this game, the house coach cannot count on Collins, due to a suspension.
Bayer Leverkusen :
After 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in 6th position, with 28 points won. In their last match, they won Mainz 05 out by (0-1), after in the previous match they lost at home, in a match against Hertha BSC, by (0-1). This is a team that curiously usually conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins and 6 losses as a visitor, with 29 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with St. Gallen by (3-2). For the championship, Bayer Leverkusen conquered 15 points in 24 possible, after 5 wins and 3 losses in the last 8 games he played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 17 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Bayer Leverkusen comes to this match with a 0-1 victory with Mainz 05, ending their two consecutive defeats in the Bundesliga: the team’s only goal was scored by Lucas Alario. For playing away from home, coach Peter Bosz must line up his players in a 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Striker Kevin Volland stands out so far, who has scored 5 goals in the league. Out of this game are Bailey, Wendell and Palacios, all suspended.