Hoffenheim face Bayer Leverkusen in Round 33 of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 7 May 2022. The match venue is PreZero Arena, Sinsheim.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen (May 7) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen latest odds on betting sites
Hoffenheim to win odds are priced at 3.20 (+220 American; 11/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 2.05 (+105; 21/20).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Hoffenheim — 31%, draw — 25%, Leverkusen — 44%.
Latest betting odds on Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen (7 May 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.44 (-225; 4/9)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
- Asian handicap (+0.5) on Hoffenheim — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
- Asian handicap (-0.5) on Leverkusen — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen match preview and statistics
Hoffenheim are eighth in the league table with 46 points and a +30 goal difference. They haven’t won a match in seven attempts, three draws and four losses. Die Kraichgauer lost 3-4 to SC Freiburg in their last match.
Freiburg took the lead in the 23rd minute as Roland Sallai scored with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Lucas Holer with a through ball. Andrej Kramaric responded with a goal two goals later with a shot from very close range to the bottom right corner, assisted by David Raum with a cross.
Angelo Stiller made it 2-1 in the 49th minute of the second half with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Kramaric. A minute later, Christian Gunter made it 2-2 with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Vincent Grifo.
Lucas Holer put Freiburg back in front with a header from close range to the top left corner. Woo-Yeong Jeong made it 2-4 in the 73rd minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a through ball by Nico Schlotterbeck.
Sebastian Rudy scored a goal in the 84th minute to make it 3-4 with a shot from close range to the bottom left corner, assisted by Raum with a cross.
Top stats: 58% possession, 2.26 expected goals, 19 total shots, three big chances, seven shots on target, 384 accurate passes, 79% pass accuracy, 13 fouls committed, three offsides, four corners and one yellow card.
Hoffenheim team news: Benjamin Hubner, Chris Richards, Dennis Geiger, Ermin Bicakcic, Florian Grilitsch, Harvard Nordtveit and Marco John are unavailable due to injuries.
Bayer Leverkusen are third in the league standings with 58 points and a +30 goal difference. They have three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five matches. Bayer beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in their last match.
Paulinho opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Moussa Diaby following a fast break. Patrik Schick doubled the lead in the 51st minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Diaby.
Team statistics: 55% possession, 1.94 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, three shots on target, three big chances, 509 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, five fouls committed, four offsides and four corners.
Bayer Leverkusen team news: Amine Adli, Florian Wirtz, Jeremie Frimpong, Karim Bellarabi, Kerem Demirbay and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are sidelined due to injuries.
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen H2H
Both teams have drawn the last two h2h matches. They drew 2-2 in the last meeting.
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen lineups and key players
Hoffenheim projected starting lineup:
- Oliver Bauman
- Pavel Kaderabek
- Kevin Akpoguma
- Kevin Vogt
- David Raum
- Diadie Samassekou
- Christioph Baumgartner
- Angelo Stiller
- Munas Dabbur
- Ihlas Bebou
- Andrej Kramaric
Andrej Kramaric is the key player to watch out for. He had a good game in their last match against Freiburg, scored a goal and provided an assist. The Croatian has five goals and nine assists in the league this season. You can expect goal involvements from Kramaric in this game.
Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:
- Lukas Hradecky
- Odilon Kossounou
- Jonathan Tah
- Edmond Tapsoba
- Piero Hincapie
- Charles Aranguiz
- Robert Andrich
- Moussa Diaby
- Sardar Azmoun
- Patrik Schick
Moussa Diaby is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their last match against Frankfurt, providing the assists to their goals. Diaby has 12 goals and 11 assists in 30 games in the league. Watch out for another stellar performance.
Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen predictions and betting tips
Hoffenheim have been poor for the past seven games, with zero wins, three draws and four losses. Leverkusen are in good form going into this match. They have won two back-to-back games. Checking their h2h, they’ve drawn the last two meetings.
Predictions for this match are a draw, and over 2.5 goals. Hoffenheim have scored five goals in their last two games even though they lost and drew. They have the home advantage and should be able to avoid a loss to Bayer. Expecting more than three goals due to the goal record of both teams from past matches.
Betting prediction: A draw
Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional)