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Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Preview & Prediction

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Preview & Prediction

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen
17th February 2024

The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the Bundesliga fixture between Heidenheim and Bayer Leverkusen.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Preview

Heidenheim form analysis

FC Heidenheim started their last five Bundesliga games with a 1-1 away draw against FC Cologne on January 13th. After conceding first to D. Selke, Heidenheim equalized through A. Beck in the 55th minute. On January 20th, Heidenheim hosted Wolfsburg and went down early to a V. Černý goal before equalizing via a M. Jenz own goal to draw 1-1. Facing another away match on January 27th against Hoffenheim, Heidenheim went ahead through E. Dinkçi before conceding a penalty just before halftime converted by A. Kramarić to finish 1-1.

On February 3rd, Heidenheim held Borussia Dortmund to a 0-0 home draw, earning a valuable point against tough opposition. Most recently on February 10th, Heidenheim won 2-1 away to Werder Bremen, scoring early through L. Maloney and J. Beste before conceding to R. Schmid. Overall, Heidenheim have been solid defensively, keeping clean sheets against Dortmund and Cologne. They’ve scored important away goals to earn results. However, they’ve struggled to hold leads, giving up equalizers in 3 matches. Maintaining defensive organization while improving late-game focus will be key for Heidenheim to turn draws into wins as they climb up the table.

Bayer Leverkusen form analysis

Bayer Leverkusen’s 2024 Bundesliga campaign started slowly with a 1-0 away win over Augsburg on January 13th thanks to a last minute E. Palacios goal. On January 20th, Leverkusen faced a tough away match against RB Leipzig. Despite going down 1-0 early, Leverkusen showed resilience to fight back and claim a 3-2 victory through goals from N. Tella, J. Tah and P. Hincapié. Looking to build momentum, Leverkusen were held to a disappointing 0-0 home draw by Borussia Mönchengladbach on January 27th.

Leverkusen returned to winning ways on February 3rd, beating Darmstadt 2-0 away courtesy of a brace from N. Tella. In their biggest result yet, on February 10th Leverkusen earned an impressive 3-0 home win over Bayern Munich, with goals from J. Stanišić, Álex Grimaldo and J. Frimpong. Overall, Leverkusen have shown promise, earning wins over Leipzig and Bayern. Attack has been a strength with goals from multiple sources. But they need to find more consistency, avoiding home draws like against Gladbach, if they are to push for a Champions League place this season.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction

The newly promoted hosts have given the opposing attacks a very hard time with their resilient defence. The visitors have remained relatively conservative in recent times while attacking in games on the road. There is a good chance we see a low scoring game.

The hosts have dropped points in four of their last five league results. The chances they challenge a club that is undefeated this season is unlikely.

Under 3.25 goals @ 1.84 odds.

Asian handicap: -1.25 Bayer Leverkusen @ 1.82 odds.

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