At the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, Germany, the match of the 27th round of the Bundesliga will begin, in which Hoffenheim will fight against Bayer Leverkusen. The bookmakers put an approximately equal line on the game, this is primarily due to the fact that for both teams the field factor is not of fundamental importance, however, I still believe that the "peasants" are a bit underestimated.
In the last five matches Hoffenheim won twice with two draws and one loss. Failure recorded in the match with Eintracht on the road, the “blue-white” tied with Leipzig and Stuttgart on the road, beat 3: 0 Hanover and 2: 1 Nuremberg. After 26 rounds played, Hoffenheim is in 9th position, with 38 points in the Nagesmann team asset, which is four points less than Bayer, who is in the Europa League zone. In case the hosts win the upcoming game, the handicap will be reduced to one point. As you know, Hoffe faces the task of breaking into the European Cups at the end of the season, so it’s not worth talking about the high motivation of the hosts against Bayer.
After the departure from the Europa League, Bayer played four matches in the Bundesliga: two lost, two won. The victories were recorded against Freiburg 2: 0 and Hannover 3: 2, failures were recorded in the confrontations with Borussia and Werder Dortmund. Despite the failure from “musicians” in the last round, Bayer retained its place in the top 6, however, the gap from Mönchengladbach increased to five points. In total, Bayer spent 13 matches in which they were six wins with two draws and five losses, 26:21 is the difference between goals scored and goals missed.
For Hoffenheim, the upcoming game against Bayer could be decisive in terms of fighting for a place in European competition. In case of defeat on Friday, the chances of “peasants” to hit the top 6 will tend to zero. I expect from the owners will be with the full motivation, I believe that Hoffe, at least, will not lose.
“Hoffenheim victory with a handicap of 0”, with a coefficient of 1.82