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February 17, 2024 3:30 pm 2023/2024

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Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Match Preview and Prediction


Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen:

Eight consecutive league games have seen Heidenheim go undefeated. Heidenheim has only scored three goals or more in one of their last five league games. In the last five Bundesliga games for Leverkusen, three of them concluded with fewer than three goals scored.

Leverkusen, the league leaders, defeated Bayern Munich, the 11-time defending champions, 3-0 last weekend to take a five-point lead atop the Bundesliga standings. The lead race is now firmly in the hands of Xabi Alonso’s men. They have 31 straight games without a loss in all competitions.

In the season’s first derby, Die Werkself totally shut out the defending champions last weekend. It speaks volumes that they kept Bayern Munich to just one effort on goal for the course of the ninety minutes of play at BayArena. Alonso’s team scored three goals and twice struck the woodwork.

Bayer Leverkusen will attempt to capitalize on such an amazing victory on Saturday afternoon. They meet Heidenheim at Voith-Arena in Gameweek No. 22. Despite the odds offered by the bookies, this will be a very difficult test for the current Bundesliga leaders. Heidenheim has proven to be rather difficult to analyze as of late. They haven’t lost in eight straight league games. Part of the run included last weekend’s triumph at Werder Bremen.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Analysis

The last two head-to-head encounters saw one team prevail. In February 2019, Heidenheim surprised Leverkusen with a 2-1 victory at home in the DFB Pokal third round. This season, Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Heidenheim 4-1 in the Bundesliga. The game took place at BayArena in September of the previous year.

The Bundesliga season has been a fairytale for Bayer Leverkusen. Die Werkself has won 17 and drawn 4 of 21 league games. They defeated reigning champions Bayern Munich 3-0 at the BayArena. We don’t understand why we should bet on their win at 1.36 odds.

Heidenheim has lost only twice in ten home league games. They have won eight straight Bundesliga games until this. No one under Frank Schmidt has allowed two or more goals in the past five league games. The favorites on Saturday are the hosts at 3 p.m.

Recently, Heidenheim has been difficult to deconstruct. Four of their last five games have seen fewer than three goals. Bayer Leverkusen has the best Bundesliga defensive record after 21 games, allowing 14 goals. Only two of their last five league games have had three or more goals. We also think betting under 2.5 goals at 2.62 odds is good.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-Head

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen


Who will win the match between Heidenheim and Bayer Leverkusen?

Though we believe Heidenheim should have a good chance of scoring against this Bayer Leverkusen team, one goal might not be as many as they give up. As a result, we believe that by the end of the game, both teams will have scored enough to give Bayer Leverkusen the advantage.


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Our Prediction: Away Win

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What are the best odds for the game?

According to the most recent WDW market betting odds for this game, you can back Heidenheim for 8, place a bet on a draw for 5.4, or take Bayer Leverkusen to win for 1.36. These are the best market prices on offer at the moment.