Freiburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Bundesliga – Match Preview

Two of the top eight meet on Friday as Freiburg host an entertaining Bayer Leverkusen side.

Freiburg have done brilliantly to sit in the top half of the Bundesliga this season and were involved in a six goal thriller in mid-week.

They led 3-1 away at Eintracht Frankfurt; however conceded twice late on to only take a share of the spoils.

Bayer Leverkusen failed to build on back to back away wins and were thrashed at home by Wolfsburg.

Centre back Marin Pongracic scored twice for the visitors in a 4-1 win.

Bundesliga form: Freiburg W1 D2 L2; Bayer Leverkusen W3 D1 L1
Bundesliga top scorers
Freiburg – Nils Petersen 9 goals
Bayer Leverkusen – Kai Havertz 10 goals

Team news
Gian-Luca Waldschmidt has recovered from an ankle injury and is expected to start again.

Key defender Robin Koch is another who is expected to overcome a minor issue.

Kevin Volland is nearing a return from an ankle injury and is set to be among the substitutes.

Daley Sinkgraven should be fit to start having missed the mid-week defeat.

Expected starting XI’s
Freiburg (3-4-3): Schwolow; Gulde, Heintz, Koch; Schmid, Keitel, Hofel, Waldschmidt; Holer, Grifo, Petersen
Bayer Leverkusen (3-4-3): Hradecky; Bender, Tah, Tapsoba; Amiri, Aranguiz, Demiraby, Sinkgraven; Diaby, Bailey, Havertz

Predictions

Result: Bayer Leverkusen (8/11 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 1-2 (15/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kai Havertz (Evens with Betfair)

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