Bayer Leverkusen hosts FC Koln in round 29 of the German Bundesliga. The match will be played on Saturday, April 17th at BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen is ranked sixth in the standings (44 points after 28 games). The Red-Blacks have twelve wins, eight draws, and eight defeats. They changed their head coach during the international break. Instead of Peter Bosz, the coach of the German U-18 team Hannes Wolf was invited to Bayer for the rest of the season. With a new manager, Bayer has not lost two consecutive matches for the first time since February. The Red-Blacks beat Schalke at home (2-1) and then shared points with Hoffenheim away (0-0). The match against Hoffenheim turned out to be very tense. The opponents delivered only seven shots on goal (5-2 in favor of Bayer) and did not create a single really dangerous scoring chance.
FC Koln is on the 17th line in the championship standings (23 points after 28 rounds). The Goats chalked up five victories, eight draws, and 15 defeats. And they are one of the main contenders for relegation from the elite. Six matches before the end of the championship, FC Koln is in the relegation zone and lags three points behind the 15th Hertha Berlin. The Red-Whites cannot get out of the danger zone due to poor results. They won their last victory in early February. In the last eight rounds, the team scored only two points. Last Sunday, the Goats lost to Mainz at home in a disappointing way (2-3). Despite the goals from Ondrej Duda (from the penalty spot) and Ellyes Skhiri, Mainz managed to win back and pulled out a victory in the 92nd minute of the game. The Goats almost twice surpassed Mainz in shots on goal (20-11), but the visitors’ goal attempts were more dangerous, and they often shot on target (7-4).
FC Koln is motivated by the change of head coach and the struggle for survival in the Bundesliga, but it will be difficult for the Goats to score points in Leverkusen. They have already lost four away matches in a row, and the significant personnel losses only complicate the task. For Bayer, the upcoming match is important because of the struggle for a place in the Europa League, so the hosts will be in a fighting mood. The Red-Blacks have achieved only victories in their last two home matches against FC Koln, and their last home defeat happened in November 2015 (1-2). Bayer is likely to continue its successful streak at home.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Selection: Bayer Leverkusen
Best Odds: 1.74 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 17-Apr-2021 18:30 CET
Event Result: 3:0(1:0)
Profit: +29.60 Units