Match start: 14:30 (GMT+1)
In the first half of the German season that is coming to its end, the hosts of BayArena were in the big Bundesliga Champions League quartet. However in the second circle Heiko Herrlich’s team began to lose points literally out of the blue. And the most ridiculous results of home matches were the matches with Hertha, Berliner (0:2), Schalke (0:2), Augsburg (0:0) and Stuttgart (0:1). Plus the finalist of the Champions League2002 has lost a lot of points in away matches.
Tournament position of the leaders
As a result of big-point losses the team of Heiko Herrlich has lost its stable place in the leading quartet. And now, prior to the last 34 round the hosts of BayArena take only the 5th line and therefore have only theoretical chances for participation in the next Champions League tournament.
Now Bayern and Schalke (two best teams of the championship) together with Borussia Dortmund (55) and Hoffenheim (52) are ahead of Bayer (52 points),
Of course, fans of the club from Leverkusen are dreaming of new berth of their idols into the Champions League. Today Bayer loses to Borussia Dortmund three points and better place of Hoffenheim can be explained by better difference of the scored and missed goals. What are the possible options here?
The first: Bayer can overcome the team from Sinsheim if in the match of the last round Hoffenheim – Borussia Dortmund the bet X2 will play.
It is obvious that the team of Heiko Herrlich has to win at BayArena over unmotivated Hannover.
However, there is still other, more complicated option at which Hoffenheim has to crush Borussia Dortmund and Bayer with the largest possible score has to ruin André Breitenreiter’s team. Now Bayer are losing to the Black and Yellow not only three points but also goal difference (+13 vs +19).
Bayer – 1.20, draw – 7.00, Hannover – 13.00