In the 15th round of Bundesliga, we will see Eintracht Frankfurt hosting Bayer Leverkusen at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt are currently 5th in the league with an overall record of 7-2-5. Despite their good record, they are coming into this match with 2 consecutive defeats in the league against; Wolfsburg (1:2) and Herta Berlin (1:0). At this point, I must mention their impressive win over Lazio in Europa League which was a historic win not only for Frankfurt but for all the Germany, as they became the first Bundesliga team to defeat Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. With their win against Lazio, Frankfurt is coming out of Group H with a perfect record 6-0-0. with 17 goals scored and only 5 conceded. Their performances in Europa League are phenomenal, however, that does not hold true when looking at Bundesliga matches. With 2 defeats behind them, Frankfurt will be looking to end the losing streak against Bayern Leverkusen, but that won’t be an easy task. The last 3 times these two teams met, Leverkusen came out on top, with an aggregate score (8:2).
The visiting side, Bayer Leverkusen are currently 11th in the Bundesliga, 5 points behind Frankfurt. In the 14 games they played, Leverkusen had won 5, drew 3 and lost 6. On the bright side, they won 2 and drew 1 in the last 3 games. In the span of those 3 games, Leverkusen scored 4 goals and conceded only 1, which is a nice change from their 25 goals conceded in 14 games. Just like Frankfurt, Leverkusen is also competing in the Europa League, where they ended 1st in group A with an overall record of 4-1-1. Their most recent match took place on 13th of December against AEK Larnaca, which Leverkusen convincingly won 1:5, despite trailing by a goal in 26th minute.
Eintracht Frankfurt are coming into this match after a superb performance in the Europa League and somewhat poor performance in their domestic league. Bayern Leverkusen on the other side has a successful Europa League group stage behind them and have been playing well in Bundesliga as well. Eintracht Frankfurt are favourites to win this one, but if we have learned anything from their last 2 Bundesliga matches, is that they can be beaten. Bayer Leverkusen has odds of 3.00 offered on them to win which is much higher as I would have expected, as they are capable of defeating Frankfurt just like they did in 5 out of the last 6 H2H matches between these two teams. In addition, this match could easily end as a high scoring one. The last time these two teams met the match ended with 5 goals (4:1). If we look further, the matches between Leverkusen and Frankfurt have seen 3 goals or more scored in 6 out of their last 7 encounters. If we combine the strong attacks these two teams have at their disposal with high morale on both sides after proceeding into the next stage of the Europa League, this should be a highly entertaining match with plenty of scoring.
Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen +0.00
Odds: 2.19 Pinnacle