Bayer Leverkusen play RB Leipzig in Round 30 of the 2021-22 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 17 April 2022. The match venue is BayArena, Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Latest odds on betting sites
Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while RB Leipzig to win odds are priced at 2.30 (+130; 13/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Bayer Leverkusen — 33%, draw — 27%, RB Leipzig — 40%.
Latest betting odds on Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig (17 April 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.61 (-165; 20/33)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Bayer Leverkusen — 1.88 (-114; 50/57)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on RB Leipzig — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)
Match preview and statistics
Bayer Leverkusen are third in the league table with 52 points and a +26 goal difference. They are unbeaten in their last three matches, with two wins and a draw. Bayer played a goalless draw in their last match.
They had the opportunity to take all three points in the 65th minute of the second half, but Moussa Diaby missed the penalty. Team statistics: 59% possession, 1.67 expected goals, 10 total shots, one big chance, 417 accurate passes, 79% pass accuracy, two shots on target, nine fouls committed, one offside, and three corners.
Bayer Leverkusen team news: Amine Adli, Andrey Lunev, Florian Wirtz, Jeremie Frimpong, Jonathan Tah, Karim Bellarabi and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are sidelined due to injuries, while Sardar Azmoun is doubtful for the game.
RB Leipzig are fourth in the league table with 51 points and a +33 goal difference. The Red Bulls haven’t lost in 13 matches, with nine wins and four draws. They beat Atalanta 2-0 in the last game and progressed to the semi-finals of the Europa League 3-1 on aggregate.
Christopher Nkunku was the big game player in the match. He scored the opener in the 18th minute of the first half. Konrad Laimer steamed clear down the right and entered into the box, cutting the ball back to Nkunku who fired it home, Laimer got the assist for the goal.
In the 87th minute, Leipzig were awarded the penalty. Nkunku who won the penalty converted it, despite the goalie going the right way, the Frenchman smashed the ball into the top corner to double the lead.
Team statistics: 43% possession, 2.40 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, four big chances, seven shots on target, 307 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, one offside, five corners, four yellow cards. It was a dominant performance from Domenico Tedesco’s team.
RB Leipzig team news: Amadou Haidara is sidelined due to a knee injury.
Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig H2H
Both sides have a one win in their last two meetings. Leverkusen beat Leipzig 3-1 in the lest meeting.
Lineups and key players
Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:
- Lukas Hradecky
- Odilon Kossounou
- Mitchel Bakker
- Edmond Tapsoba
- Piero Hincapie
- Robert Andrich
- Charles Aranguiz
- Moussa Diaby
- Kerem Demirbay
- Patrik Schick
Patrick Schick is the key player to watch out for. The attacker is having a good season in the Bundesliga with 20 goals and one assist in 22 league games. Schick has been quiet for the past two games and needs to do something in this game. He’s expected to be on the scoresheet in the match.
RB Leipzig projected starting lineup:
- Peter Gulacsi
- Mohamed Simakan
- Willi Orban
- Josko Gvardiol
- Konrad Laimer
- Kevin Kampl
- Marcel Halstenberg
- Dani Olmo
- Christopher Nkunku
- Andre Silva
Christopher Nkunku is the key player to watch out for. His form keeps improving and getting better. He has seven goal contributions in the last four games, with four goals and three assists. In Bundesliga, the French player has 17 goals and 12 assists in 29 games. Nkunku scored two goals in the last game against Atalanta to send them into the semi-final.
Prediction and betting tips
Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig are a point short of each other in the league table. The winner of this match get to keep third place. Comparing both teams, the Red Bulls are in better form, haven’t lost any of their last 13 games, while winning nine of them. They have won two back-to-back games ahead of this match.
Leverkusen have been in good form for three straight games, with two wins and a draw. They need this win to avoid dropping to fourth place. Gerardo Seoane has done pretty well to keep the team together despite the number of injuries they are plagued with. Jonathan Tah had to go off injured after 30 minutes in the last game, while Bellarabi had to come out after being sub on.
Predictions for this match are RB Leipzig to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Both teams have scored each other in five of their last six h2h games. Leipzig have good momentum and should be able to win the match.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on RB Leipzig
Odds: 2.02 (+102 American; 51/50 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.61 (-165 American; 20/33 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)