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Hannover v Leverkusen (Sun 2.30pm)
Wednesday night’s 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen made it 11 games unbeaten now for Bayer Leverkusen.
Leon Bailey has been a big reason behind that. The provider in each of their goals during their 2-0 win at Stuttgart last Friday night, he also set up Lucas Alario’s winner the other night.
Defensively, Leverkusen have been much improved too, conceding just nine goals in their last eleven Bundesliga games.
Hannover meanwhile have been enduring something of a slide in fortunes of late. They’ve won one of their last six games, with their latest defeat coming at Hertha Berlin on Wednesday evening.
Coach André Breitenreiter couldn’t find all that much with his side’s performance in Berlin but he did note the improvement after he brought on Iver Fossum and Noah Sarenren Bazee in midfield for Oliver Sorg and Felix Klaus in the second half.
“Leverkusen are in marvellous shape but we have already beaten Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim at home,” said Breitenreiter ahead of Sunday’s game.
Hannover have indeed only lost one home game this season, that being to Eintracht Frankfurt. Yet the momentum that came with their promotion back to the Bundesliga has perhaps fizzled out a touch.
The home side can certainly create problems for Leverkusen but Heiko Herrlich’s side might just edge this.
- Hannover 1, Leverkusen 2 (7-1, Unibet)
- Bailey to score first (13-2, Unibet)
- Leverkusen win (89-100, Unibet)
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