Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen Vs Union Berlin – Match preview
Leverkusen have not been the most reliable pre-match favourites across this Bundesliga campaign, with a mere 44 per cent win-rate in that role.
Bayer Leverkusen are just one win away from sealing a top-six berth after three clean sheets in their last five league games – as many as in their 18 prior. However, Leverkusen have not been the most reliable pre-match favourites across this Bundesliga campaign, with a mere 44 per cent win-rate in that role. Impressively, ‘Die Werkself’ have won their last three games here, and will now look to score 3 goals in three straight home league games for the first time since 2014/15. Unsurprisingly, the BayArena often provides good entertainment, as Leverkusen’s last seven home league games have each produced over 2.5 total goals.
For their part, Union Berlin must win both remaining games – and hope results go their way elsewhere – to finish in the top six. Unfortunately, however, they’ve failed to win five of their last seven league games, with the home side on the day scoring first in all. Compounding matters further is Union’s poor recent away form. Indeed, the visitors have failed to score in three of their last five road trips and lost on all three of their previous visits here, receiving a red card in each game. Moreover, whilst over half of Union’s away league defeats have seen a 2 goal margin (57.14 per cent), their trips are amongst the least entertaining in terms of total goals (2.56 on average).
Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi has scored twice in three personal H2Hs with Union but still seeks his first goal this season. As for Union, Petar Musa has contributed to four of their seven Bundesliga goals registered since the start of April (one goal, three assists). Moreover, six of Leverkusen’s last seven home league games have seen both teams score.