Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bayer Leverkusen will be aiming to keep their Champions League hopes alive when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon. The BayArena outfit were struggling in the first half of the season, but they have found their best form of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive league. Keep in mind, though, that all Karim Bellarabi, Kerem Demirbay, Adam Hlozek, Nadiem Amiri, Patrick Schick, Andrey Lunev, and Charles Aranguiz are sidelined with injuries.
Die Adler, meanwhile, have been struggling on the travels in recent weeks, with the team losing three of their last four away games. Given Bayer Leverkusen’s splendid form, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Brazil defender Tuta returns from suspension, while all Hrvoje Smolcic, Christopher Lenz, Almamy Toure, and Jesper Lindstrom are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Timothy Chandler):
Timothy Chandler is a professional footballer, who started his senior career at Eintracht Frankfurt reserve team. In 2010 he signed for Nurnberg and he made 17 appearances for the reserve team. After playing 95 league games for Nurnberg he returned to Eintracht Frankfurt on 3 June, 2014, signing a three-year contract with his former club.
Chandler was born in Frankfurt on 29 March, 1990, but seeing that his father is American, the defender decided to play for the USA national football team. Chandler made his USA debut on March, 2011, coming as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Argentina.
The Freiburg defender made USA 2014 World Cup squad, but he did not play for the Yanks at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. It has to be noted that Chandler made 10 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as a right midfielder and a right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena.
Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most successful in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.
Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.