Bayer Leverkusen vs 1899 Hoffenheim Prediction, 12/13/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs 1899 Hoffenheim
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-130) 1899 Hoffenheim (+320)
BayArena is the venue where Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (6-4-0, 2nd in Bundesliga) will take on 1899 Hoffenheim (3-3-4, 10th in Bundesliga) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Oliver Baumann for 1899 Hoffenheim. The line on this matchup has Bayer Leverkusen priced at -130 and the Kraichgauer are at +320. The O/U is set at 3.25.
Bayer Leverkusen faced FC Schalke 04 in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 86.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 508 of the 587 pass targets in their last game. Bayer Leverkusen attempted 28 dribbles in this game and completed 14 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished at a 36.0% clip by putting 9 SoT of 25 shots. Bayer Leverkusen is averaging 1.80 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 15 assists in all competitions this season.
Lucas Alario is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Bayer Leverkusen. Alario has been in the starting lineup in 97 contests during his career while he scores 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has totaled 57 goals scored in 9,009 minutes played. He has 13 assists while accumulating 19 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Patrik Schick, the forward born in Czech Republic. Schick has accumulated 7,463 mins in 80 career starting assignments and has been given 12 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 35 goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Bayer Leverkusen will be Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky has been on the field for 26,549 minutes and has accumulated 839 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.25 (368 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .702. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovakia has had 1,196 shots attempted against him in 295 starts. Hradecky (122-76-96 record during his career) has earned 92 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, 1899 Hoffenheim walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against FC Augsburg. They wrapped up this outing by converting 501 of the 587 passing tries earning a percentage of 85.3%. 1899 Hoffenheim had a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. 1899 Hoffenheim had 7 shots on target out of their 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 70.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 18 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, 1899 Hoffenheim sports an average of 1.80 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 minutes.
Andrej Kramaric should provide a lift for 1899 Hoffenheim. The forward hailing from Croatia has been on the pitch for 19,385 mins while scoring 138 goals. He has tallied 16 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 44 times. He is currently averaging 0.64 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 210 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Moanes Dabour, the forward hailing from Israel. He has scored 98 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 36 different times. Dabour has been handed a total of 37 yellow card cautions in 15,121 mins played (172 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.58.
Oliver Baumann will look after the net for 1899 Hoffenheim. Baumann has accumulated 83 shutouts and defended 1,714 shots against him in 30,420 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .715 and his shutout rate sits at 24.6%. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 125-96-117. During his pro soccer career, Baumann has surrendered 504 goals while tallying 1,228 stops in 338 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take 1899 Hoffenheim (+320)
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