Bayer Leverkusen need to arrest the fast slipping hopes of European qualification when they take on RB Leipzig at the BayArena this weekend. Leverkusen have slipped out of the top six places to be replaced by Werder Bremen, while RB Leipzig were able to strengthen their position for a top-three finish. RB Leipzig can still mathematically win the title due to the 11-point deficit to Borussia Dortmund, but the realistic hope is to keep Frankfurt three points away in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bayer Leverkusen were shocked with a 4-1 defeat by Hoffenheim at the Rhein Neckar Arena during the weekend. This was the second successive defeat for Leverkusen, who have now fallen out of the top six.
RB Leipzig were able to pick up their first home league victory of 2019. Even though the team had to wait for this victory, it arrived in style after a 5-0 thrashing of Hertha Berlin during the weekend.
The reverse meeting between the two clubs produced a 3-0 victory for RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena, while the two teams played out a 2-2 stalemate when they met each other at the BayArena. Our betting tips and predictions for the game would go with a win for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]RB Leipzig win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
The problems are mounting for Peter Bosz, who has seen his Leverkusen outfit drop out of the top six. The form of teams like Werder Bremen does make it difficult for Leverkusen to enter back into the European qualification places without winning all of the remaining league matches. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig have been able to win the last five away Bundesliga matches without exception. Ralf Rangnick has seen his team get more points away from home than at the Red Bull Arena. The vast difference in form between the two teams makes our preview go with a win for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]RB Leipzig win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig draw odds: 3.75
Bayer Leverkusen win odds: 2.30
Correct Score odds
RB Leipzig have come up with a strong return of goals over the last few weeks as they have taken advantage of players like Poulsen and Timo Werner been in good form. Leverkusen’s defence has been leaky in recent weeks and they have conceded over 2.5 goals in the last two league outings. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for RB Leipzig.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]RB Leipzig 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in four out of the last five meetings between RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. The two teams are identical in terms of scoring goals but Leverkusen have been let down by a defence that has shipped a whopping 12 goals in just six matches – a record not good enough for a team aiming for Europe. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Yussuf Poulsen came up with a crucial hat-trick against Leverkusen, but Timo Werner has demonstrated more consistent form. The German international will also be desperate to become the top scorer at RB Leipzig this season. Werner now trails Poulsen by three goals coming into the game, but he has scored or assisted a goal in three out of the last four matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Timo Werner.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Timo Werner at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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