Leverkusen v Frankfurt Betting Tips: Die Adler not to be discounted at BayArena
Two teams who’re currently experiencing contrasting runs of form go head-to-head at the BayArena on Saturday as a somewhat struggling Leverkusen side play host to high-flying Frankfurt.
Quite frankly, this doesn’t seem to be Leverkusen’s year. You could argue that they haven’t done too badly, after all they’re not exactly threatened with relegation, but Saturday’s hosts have dropped well below the sort of position they’ve become accustomed to in recent seasons and come into this fixture in poor form. On the other hand, Frankfurt are enjoying a very fruitful campaign and could easily continue to do well here.
At odds of 9/4, the bet that catches the eye is ‘Frankfurt Draw No Bet’. At such a price, backing the visitors, with the added insurance of money-back in the event of a draw, really does stand out. Niko Kovač’s men come here having won both of their last two league matches, keeping a clean sheet in both, and should be in good spirits after turning in a commanding performance when beating Darmstadt 2-0 last weekend.
Although a lot of their good work has been carried out on home soil, Frankfurt have also performed very respectably on the road. They’ve conceded just eight goals (a tally bettered only by league leaders Bayern Munich) and have generally been hard to beat. Their 1-0 win over Schalke in their last outing bodes well, while it’s certainly felt that they’re playing this Leverkusen team at the right time.
As touched on above, nothing has really gone the way of the hosts this season. Roger Schmidt’s side have struggled to put together a consistent run and have conceded far too many goals, particularly on their own patch. To add insult to injury, Bayer have recently lost one of their most influential players, at least in an attacking sense anyway. Creative midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu has been banned for the remainder of the campaign – a real blow. Additionally, it remains to be seen whether goal-scorer Javier Hernandez will be fit in time to feature in this match.
With at least one, potentially two, key figure(s) out of the picture for now, along with their dismal form, this is becoming a season to forget for the hosts and it would be no surprise if they failed to overcome a strong, but more importantly in-form, Frankfurt side here.
The visitors find themselves in a fantastic position right now and confidence is likely to be high – something that cannot be said for Bayer at this moment in time – and they’re fancied to continue on the up by gaining a positive result in Leverkusen on Saturday afternoon.
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