Bayer Leverkusen vs. VFL Wolfsburg 5/26/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
VFL Wolfsburg (10-9-8) at Bayer Leverkusen (16-5-6)
Bundesliga Soccer: Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM (BayArena)
The Line: Bayer Leverkusen -135 / Draw +300 / VFL Wolfsburg +320 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Bayer Leverkusen host VFL Wolfsburg in German Bundesliga soccer action from the BayArena on Tuesday afternoon.
Bayer Leverkusen come into this match having leapfrogged into 3rd position with 53 points with a record of 16 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses following a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in their last match. In the win over Monchengladbach, Kai Havertz put Bayer in front just seven minutes in and the goal stood up until halftime before Borussia tied the game up at one goal a piece. Havertz gave Leverkusen the lead back by converting from the penalty spot just six minutes later and Sven Bender sealed the deal with an insurance goal for Bayer in the 81st minute. Havertz’s brace pushed him into the team lead with 10 goals along with 5 assists while Karim Bellarabi has 6 assists for Bayer Leverkusen this season. Lukas Hradecky is Leverkusen’s top option at goalkeeper, conceding 1.15 goals per 90 minutes with 8 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
VFL Wolfsburg on the other hand, sits in that all-important 6th spot in the Bundesliga table on 39 points with a record of 10 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses following a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in their last match. In the game against Dortmund, Wolfsburg fell behind in the 32nd minute before BVB doubled their lead with less than a quarter of an hour to play, pretty much wrapping up the result. Matters were made worse when VAR ruled a questionable red card towards Felix Klaus, resulting in a potential suspension for the Wolfsburg midfielder. Wout Weghorst leads Wolfsburg in scoring with 11 goals this season while Maximilian Arnold has a team-high 5 assists this season.
Wolfsburg getting this kind of plus money is tempting considering they need wins to strengthen their hold on the 6th spot to ensure themselves Europa League next season. However, Leverkusen continues to impress, as they went on the road and composed themselves very well against Monchengladbach and find themselves in a favorable position to finish inside of the top 4 and get Champions League soccer next season. This should be a tightly contested game, but in the end I think Leverkusen comes out with the win at home here.