The biggest surprise of the last game day came from Bayer Leverkusen. Thanks to Eintracht Frankfurt and the draw of Schalke and Dortmund, Leverkusenwere are able to enter into the battle for the title race. At least they could fight for the second place in the standings, and are therefore, at least in the snapshot, the runner-up of Bavaria.
Bayer is at a comfortable starting position, with a match against Hannover 96 in this round. Even if the defensive Bayer are not always withstands the high demands, this wasn’t a problem in the previous league games and currently they hold in a series of four consecutive victories.
Also the fact that the team still has to play during the week in the Champions League should not be a problem. Since the team could book their place in the next round before the last game, the head coach Lewandowski used the match against Rosenborg to put some key players to rest, and at the same time – to give young players the chance before playing in the international competitions.
The next opponent Hannover 96 is currently not having a very successful streak. For them the next match could actually be crucial for the rest of the season. Actually, the team of the coach Mirko Slomka is next to the BVB, the surprise team in the last recent years. This season the team so far can not find their best shape, and currently occupies the 12th position in the standings.
After the last four lost matches in a row, Hanover 96 requires necessarily a successful result against Bayer Leverkusen for being able to compete for the international places. Although the team of Slomka previously could show a good performance, they are just three points away from the sixth place in the standing in the related qualifications for the European League. With a win against Leverkusen, the Hannover 96 could really make a great leap forward.
The obvious favorite in the match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover 96 is not easy to find. The former course of the season that we have seen so far does speak clearly for Leverkusen, but it is expected that the team of Hannover will be devotedly fighting for a chance to make up for the advantage of some places upwards in the chart.
Even the bookmakers expect an even match between the two teams. While the win odds for the Leverkusen with the top providers are from 2.35 to 2.40, there is a full point’s gain to the Hanoverian quotas as well – from 2.60 to 2.90.