Bayer Leverkusen eye a fourth place finish in Bundesliga as German top-flight comes to a close this weekend. Will Leverkusen accomplish the feat or will the visitors turn the odds in their favour. Here’s our prediction complete with soccer free picks.
Leverkusen on the Verge of Top 4
Although the Bundesliga title has already been decided, there is plenty more left to be decided on the final day of Bundesliga – namely which sides will be relegated and which teams will finish in the Top 4.
As things currently stand, it’s a
three-horse race for the final spot in the Top 4. Bayer Leverkusen leads that
race with an 18-4-11 mark and 58 points and favourable -800 future odds at
Bet365. But with hopefuls Wolfsburg and Borussia M’gladbach – a point and three
points adrift, respectively – it’s still up in the air, which way the cards
should fall. Thus, a win will definitely ensure Bayer Leverkusen mathematically
clinch the spot.
Werder Bremen are sat pretty in 12th
place in Bundesliga on the back of a 10-9-14 mark and 39 points. With just one
match left on the schedule and 12 points separating them from the drop, Werder
Bremen have nothing to worry about. They also have little to play for save for
a possible top ten finish on the back of a win, not that it would do much of
anything really except literally put them inside the top half.
Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen Match Betting Tips
Since interim coach Sascha Lewandowski
assumed the reins, Bayer Leverkusen have shown marked improvement. With two
wins and a draw in their last three games, Bayer are sat in fourth place and
they are only a match-win away from fulfilling Lewandowski’s mandate to hand
over control to new coach Roger Schmidt with Bayer safely qualified for
Champions League action next season.
Bayer Leverkusen enter their final date on
the season as the runaway favourites at -400 to win outright. A confident
market cast underscored by solid home form this season, which stands at 9-3-4
and features 33 goals scored and 22 conceded.
Werder Bremen’s 4-3-9 record on the road
leaves much to be desired. Hence, they are rather disadvantaged across
sportsbooks with +900 soccer odds to win outright and with +500 soccer odds to
force a draw on Bayer. The most worrisome aspect for Werder Bremen is their
defence on the road, which has allowed 34 goals against. Of course, offense
hasn’t been much help contributing only 20 goals over 16 games.
Soccer Betting Verdict
Whichever way you
slice this matchup, it would appear Bayer Leverkusen are deservedly the
prohibitive favourites. They have the home advantage and recent form is
encouraging, pointing towards renewed confidence and momentum. What’s more,
they have a big incentive to win: the promise of Champions League action next
Therefore, it’s hard to look past Bayer
Leverkusen on your soccer picks. Admittedly, the value soccer picks will be
found over and above the -400 soccer odds on the home win. Given the defensive
issues Werder Bremen face on the road, we’d assume Bayer Leverkusen have a good
chance of netting several goals. Therefore, we quite fancy the 'over' 2.5 at
-350. Scoring is also a problem for Werder Bremen, who’ve averaged barely a
goal a game so the Bayer Leverkusen to win option with No for both teams to
score at +160.
Soccer Free Picks: Bayer Leverkusen to win
outright at -400
Bonus Free Picks: 'Over' 2.5 at -350 and
Bayer Leverkusen to win and No for both teams to score at +160