Hoffenheim-Bayer Leverkusen Betting Preview: Visitors to rack up the goals on the way to victory

There's Bundesliga action on Friday night as Sami Hyypia takes his side to the Rhein-Neckar Arena, with our tipster backing the away side to come out on top
Bayer Leverkusen travel to Hoffenheim this week looking to leapfrog both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich into first position in the league before their matches at the weekend.

Sami Hyypia's side have made a strong start to the season and sit in third position, with 19 points from eight matches. Hoffenheim have racked up 10 points so far, which sees them in mid-table in 10th.

Leverkusen come into this match unbeaten in their last five games, which has included four wins and a draw against leaders Bayern before the international break.

Hyypia's side have already recorded some solid wins this season, beating the likes of Hannover, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, as well as Real Sociedad in the Champions League.

Betway price them as favourites at 21/20 (2.05) to take all three points.

Hoffenheim are struggling to find consistent form in the league this season, recording only one win in their last six matches. That win however, did come against fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

Markus Gisdol's team finished in the relegation play-off zone last season in 16th position, so won't be too dishearten by their start in this campaign.

Betway price them at 13/5 (2.60) to win the match. The same firm prices the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

A bet that stands out in this match is Leverkusen to score over 1.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70). This bet would have paid out in nine of their 12 competitive matches this season. When you also take into account that this bet would have paid out against Hoffenheim in five of their last seven, it's tough to ignore.

For those looking for more value, backing Leverkusen outright at 21/20 (2.05) is certainly worth an investment. Hyypia's side have been in fine form in recent week, and with a chance to jump to the top of the league with a win, expect them to grab that opportunity with both hands.

Leverkusen to score over 1.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 7/10 (1.70) with Betway
Leverkusen to win for a 1pt stake at 21/20 (2.05) with Betway

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