Most of the professional sports leagues across the globe were well into their respective seasons when the coronavirus brought about the postponement of them all. We are now starting to see leagues get back into action, but will teams be able to return to the form that they were showing before the shutdown? A couple of months with no games is a long time to be out of action, so we might well be in for a very interesting title and relegation race in the Bundesliga in the final few weeks of the season. The Germans have now played two full weekends of football, but they will try to move things along to the finish by squeezing in another round of midweek games, starting on Tuesday, May 26. The teams at the top have been good since returning, which makes for a very interesting race to the finish. This matchup will not have any impact on who wins the league, but both of these teams are fighting for spots in the major European competitions next season, so expect this one to be a tense affair. Leverkusen are favored by ½ at home, with the goal total for this one set at 3. Let’s see how both teams are coming into this matchup and their Bundesliga odds
Bayer Leverkusen Vs Wolfsburg Game Info
Why bet on Bayer Leverkusen
As it stands at the moment, Bayer Leverkusen are holding onto the final of the 4 Champions League spots available in the Bundesliga. It is a very tight race, though, and while dropping and landing in the Europa League would not be a total disaster, it would potentially mean leaving millions of dollars on the table. The Champions League is what everyone wants. Leverkusen are sitting at 16-5-6 on the season, good for 53 points, which also leaves them just 4 points out of second. They moved into that spot with a huge 3-1 win on the road over Borussia Monchengladbach, the team who were in 4th, over the weekend. Leverkusen now return home, where they are 7-4-2 for this midweek game. They have scored 25 and surrendered 13 in their home games.
Why bet on Wolfsburg
The best that Wolfsburg can hope for at this late stage of the season is that they get the Europa League Qualification spot that comes with finishing in 7th in the Bundesliga. They are in that spot right now, but there are several teams breathing right down their neck, so nothing is guaranteed. Wolfsburg have certainly not seen any kind of love from the schedule maker, as they had to go on the road to face Borussia Dortmund, a game that they lost 2-0, over the weekend, and now they need to hot the road again to face another Champions League contender. Wolfsburg are 6-3-4 on the road this season, scoring 20 and surrendering 18. They lost 2-0 at home to Leverkusen earlier this season, but they did win 3-1 in their last visit there, which came last year.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a huge game for both teams, and while you can argue that the lack of fans means that home field advantage doesn’t exist, I still like Leverkusen to win at home.
Pick: Bayer Leverkusen 2 Wolfsburg 1