The hosts are currently ninth in the Bundesliga standings with 21 points after 16 rounds. Bochum are trailing behind them on 16 points, which makes them 14th in the rankings ahead of their next game.
While Bayer Leverkusen could be closing on the top six with a win here, Bochum will be hoping to add some distance to the lower regions. Of these two possible scenarios, the former definitely looks more likely than the latter.
Bayer Leverkusen scored two goals on average in their past ten matches, hitting the target 20 times. They conceded 17 goals, an average of 1.7 and pulled off three clean sheets.
Bochum are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 13 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.3 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 19 goals, and while Bochum claimed two clean sheets, they conceded an average of 1.9 goals per match.
Bayer Leverkusen and Bochum had to make do with a point each in their latest encounter, which finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 17/4.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen Form
Bayer Leverkusen swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 1-2 against FC Koln. They went on to defeat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 and made it three on the spin against B. M'gladbach in a 2-3 victory. Bayer Leverkusen won three of their previous six matches at BayArena in the Bundesliga. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring 16 goals to six against.
Bayer Leverkusen had their target set on a podium finish as well as qualifying for Europe, and both are still within reach in the Bundesliga.
Bochum look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against B. M'gladbach, who were defeated by 2-1. Then, Augsburg got outclassed in a 0-1 win, before beating Hertha Berlin by 3-1. In their last six Bundesliga away matches, Bochum failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn zero and lost five, scoring three while also conceding 18 times.
Bochum looked destined for a season fighting off relegation, but current form has them no way near the drop zone in the Bundesliga.
We'd be flabbergasted to see Bayer Leverkusen waste away a win against Bochum, who could be in for a battering, the way goals have been flowing lately.
Bayer Leverkusen took 14 points from their last eight encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. This amounts to four wins after scoring 15 times and conceding nine. Bochum scored seven goals and conceded 21 in their last eight encounters with teams in the top half of the Bundesliga. This lead to three wins and nine points. Bayer Leverkusen claimed six wins, three draws as well as seven defeats in the Bundesliga this season. Bochum have a record of five wins, one draw and ten defeats in the Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum Stats
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 8 of the last 9 matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 10 of the last 11 home matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 7 of the last 9 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have won the last 5 home matches in a row
- Bochum have conceded in 12 of the last 13 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Bochum matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Bochum played, both teams scored
- Bochum have not won 7 of the last 8 matches
- Bochum have not won 8 of the last 10 away matches
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum Team News
Bayer Leverkusen might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Bochum.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Charles Aranguiz, Joshua Eze and Patrik Schick are missing from the squad, Bayer Leverkusen will field against Bochumthis coming Wednesday.
Bochum just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.
Paul Grave won't be travelling with Bochum this time, as he nurses an injury.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum H2H
It finished all square on when Bayer Leverkusen last faced Bochum. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 0-0 in the end. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 17/4. Bayer Leverkusen were a little more successful than Bochum in recent meetings, and go into their next encounter with a 5-3-2 advantage. Naturally, betting on Bayer Leverkusen has more often than not proved the profitable way to go. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2/5.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum Results
In six of the previous ten matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Bochum both teams scored.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Bochum Betting Tips
Philipp Hofmann look like great value to find the back of the net on Wednesday, having hit the target four times in recent Bundesliga matches for Bochum. His total for the season says six goals scored in this Bundesliga campaign. With five goals lately for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, Moussa Diaby is also a player worth mentioning.
In their last 10 matches at BayArena across all tournaments Bayer Leverkusen won six times, drew three and lost one times. Bochum claimed two wins, one draw and seven defeats in their last 10 games away. Keep an eye out for both teams not to score at BayArena, as BTTS only came out five times in the previous 10 Bundesliga matches here for Bayer Leverkusen. Both teams scored in five of the previous 10 away games for Bochum.
Less than three came out four times in the past ten encounters between Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen, as both teams not to score was a winning bet four times. Bayer Leverkusen performed 1.4 goals on average, whereas Bochum averaged 1.2 goals. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Bayer Leverkusen’s last ten matches in all tournaments. They banged in an average of 2.2 goals on the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Bochum's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.1 goals in these matches.