Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen square off against Hannover at HDI-Arena on day 17 of the new Bundesliga campaign. The BayArena outfit did not make a flying start to the season, but they have been in a splendid form of late and thanks to the triumph over die Werderaner they climbed to the Champions League berth in the Bundesliga table. Bayer Leverkusen aim to extend their winning run in the national championship to three games and we predict they will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. Hannover experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Hertha in their last league game and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. A man to watch in the away side will be Kevin Volland, who has been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Schmiedebach):
After starting his youth career at Nordberliner, Manuel Schmiedebach moved to Hertha BSC in 2003. The 170-cm-tall defensive midfielder scored six goals in 36 appearances for Hertha II from 2006 to 2008 and then he joined fellow Bundesliga side Hannover 96. After playing 46 games in the league for Hannover II he made his debut for the first-team on August 8, 2009 in a 1-0 loss to his former club Hertha. Manuel Schmiedebach was born in Berlin, Germany on December 5, 1988 and it has to be noted that he has 10 caps for Germany U19 team. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a right-back as well if needed. Manuel Schmiedebach made 26 appearances for Hannover 96 in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign and he provided one assist for his teammates, while receiving nine yellow cards in the process. Manuel’s preferred foot is right and his contract with die Roten expires on June 16, 2016.
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.