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The Bundesliga 1 match at SchücoArena on Saturday will see home side Arminia Bielefeld prepare for the visit of Bayer Leverkusen.
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Arminia Bielefeld won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 5-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Union Berlin.
In that match, Arminia Bielefeld managed 50% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, 1. FC Union Berlin got 12 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Keita Endo (3'), Robert Andrich (13'), Sheraldo Becker (45'), Max Kruse (52') and Cedric Teuchert (89') scored for Union Berlin.
Arminia Bielefeld have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opposing sides over their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Bielefeld have also seen the number of goals against them come to 14. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, however.
Their prior results show that Arminia Bielefeld:
- haven't lost in the league to Bayer Leverkusen in their previous 3 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Bayer Leverkusen will go into this encounter following a 4-3 Bundesliga 1 win with the eclipse of Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last game.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 59% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the goalscorers were Lucas Alario (27', 41'), Leon Bailey (68') and Julian Baumgartlinger (82'). Borussia Mönchengladbach got 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Lars Stindl (18', 29') and Valentino Lazaro (94') scored for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Looking at their form, and Bayer Leverkusen have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals overall. At the back, Leverkusen could really do with shoring things up.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Bayer Leverkusen:
- are winless against Arminia Bielefeld when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league games. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 03/11/2007, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Arminia Bielefeld winning 2 of those games, Bayer Leverkusen 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Bielefeld and 11 being from Leverkusen. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
Team News: Arminia Bielefeld
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Arminia Bielefeld boss Uwe Neuhaus to be concerned about due to a largely intact group of players. Andreas Voglsammer (Hairline crack in the foot) is out of contention.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We’re of the view that Arminia Bielefeld should be able to breach the defence of this Bayer Leverkusen lineup, but one goal is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We therefore reckon that it will be a 1-2 win for Bayer Leverkusen after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: SchücoArena (27,300)
Captain: Fabian Klos
Chairman: Hans-Jürgen Laufer
Manager: Uwe Neuhaus
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 15, DFB-Pokal (First Round)