When Hoffenheim hosts Xabi Alonso‘s club within the Bundesliga on Saturday, they hope that they’ll be the first club this campaign to defeat Bayer Leverkusen. With a win, the league leaders, who have prevailed in 13 of their last 14 matches across all competitions, will want to increase their lead atop the standings.
With an astonishing 3-2 victory last weekend, Hoffenheim became the 2nd team so far this season to get a point against VfB Stuttgart. Wout Weghorst scored the team’s first goal in the Bundesliga from the penalty position. Maximilian Beier, a 21-year-old who is having a breakout season at this level with 6 goals, was the one who drew the foul. Andrej Kramarić, who has been out of action for the past 3 league games due to a hamstring injury, is ranked fourth in the internal rankings. With 6 victories out of 9 matches, Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s team has the third-best beginning of a Bundesliga campaign and is currently 6th in the standings with 18 points. Although they have prevailed in all of their matches on the road thus far, they will probably need to improve their home performance in order to contend for Europe during the course of the season.
As Alonso’s team is undoubtedly playing at a title-challenging level, only Bayern Munich, the defending champions, have kept Leverkusen from capturing every game on every single one of the team’s fronts this campaign. As Die Werkself were in a state of relegation before the Spaniard took over as coach in October 2022, they were actually a class act nearly from the start. They were not extraordinary, but they were efficient when they defeated Freiburg at BayArena on Sunday. Wednesday’s DFB-Pokal visit to SV Sandhausen gave Alonso’s team a scare, as the third division team twice came close to pulling away from Leverkusen. As a result, Leverkusen’s supporters are hoping for a magnificent treble after their team has maintained a perfect record throughout the Europa League group stage following multiple close calls in various tournaments over the previous few decades.
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Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen Game Information
- Date: 11/04/2023
- Time: 10:30 AM ET
- Location: PreZero Arena (Sinsheim).
- How to Watch Hoffenheim vs Leverkusen: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv