Hoffenheim vs. Bayer Leverkusen
May 7, 2022 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -225, Under 2.5 +175
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Hoffenheim is hosting Bayer Leverkusen at PreZero Arena in round 33 of the German Bundesliga. Hoffenheim is in a slump right now, they are without a win in their last 7 games, but the good news is they are still scoring goals. Leverkusen is back on the winning streak, and because of this, they are still in the Champions League spot.
Hoffenheim was in the Champions League race just a month and a half ago, but thanks to this terrible streak, it’s questionable if they will even get to the Conference League spot, but it’s unlikely. With 46 points, Hoffenheim is now in 8th place, their defense is horrible with 51 conceded goals, while their offense is solid with 55 scored goals. Bebou and Rutter are leading goalscorers for Hoffenheim with 7 goals each, while Raum has added 12 assists. All the injuries have been a huge problem for Hoffenheim this season, and hopefully, it will be better next season. the pressure is off of Hoffenheim, they are far away from the relegation zone, but they are disappointed for not getting to the Europa League or the Champions League spot, and I get it.
Leverkusen is in 3rd place with 58 points right now, and theoretically, they could reach 2nd, but it’s unlikely. With 74 scored goals, Leverkusen has been one of the best offensive teams in the league, and if they can keep all of their players, they will be even better next season. Schick is leading Leverkusen with 22 scored goals, while Diaby has added 12 goals and 10 assists. There are some important injuries in Leverkusen, but they are managing without them. The last two games of the season will be tough for Leverkusen, but with the offense they have, Leverkusen doesn’t have to worry about anything, and I think they can count on some points. As usual, the summer transfer window is a bad period for Leverkusen because of all the talented players they produce, and pretty much every big team in Europe is interested, I just hope that Leverkusen can resist only once. Overall, a great season for Leverkusen, they are playing fun football, and I hope they can play even better next season.
This is a matchup between two high-scoring teams, and I think this will be a high-scoring game. There is barely any defense between these two teams, which is why I expect all-out battle with a ton of chances here.