With German football once again taking centre stage from behind closed doors in midweek, Bundesliga high-flyers Bayer Leverkusen will look to keep up their Champions League charge when they host Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
Making yet another statement following their return to action last week, Die Werkself put in arguably the performance of the weekend after landing a stunning 3-1 win away at fellow top-four hopefuls Borussia Mönchengladbach.
On the flip side, while Leverkusen might be in the midst of their brightest run in recent memory, Wolfsburg are a side looking to bounce back after a sluggish display over the weekend.
Eventually beaten 2-0 by title challengers Borussia Dortmund on home soil, Tuesday’s guests have won just one of their last five matches across all competitions and also hold a worrying record against the Reds.
Hit with back-to-back defeats against Leverkusen, including a 2-0 loss earlier in the season, Wolfsburg have failed to pick up three points against Die Werkself since 2015. You might be interested to know that another victory for Tuesday’s hosts can be found priced at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
Kai Havertz – Europe’s most sort after starlet?
Shocking almost everyone across Germany with yet another dominant 3-1 win away at Borussia Mönchengladbach over the weekend, Bayer Leverkusen have cemented their spot as Germany’s surprise package this season.
Climbing into the top-four and now sat in pole position to secure a Champions League return for next year, Head Coach Peter Bosz has received a long list of admirers from across the continent.
Winning 12 of their last 13 matchups across all competitions, including their last five appearances on the bounce, Leverkusen have one man to thank for what has been a scintillating purple patch.
With a growing reputation as one of the most sort after talents from across Europe, 20-year-old sensation Kai Havertz bagged yet another brace away at Borussia-Park on Saturday and is rumoured to be Liverpool’s top target this summer.
Scoring four goals in back-to-back matchups following the return to action last week, the talented playmaker has recorded six goals in just his last four starts, including a Europa League strike at Ibrox.
You might be interested to know that Havertz can be found priced at 23/20 with Coral to extend on his tally in midweek.
Wolfsburg – The away day specialists?
Although Wolfsburg might have been hit with what was a routine 2-0 defeat at home against Dortmund over the weekend, Tuesday’s guests still have a European finish on their agenda.
While Die Wölfe might have continued to gain a reputation for their issues at the Volkswagen Arena, the Greens have undoubtedly saved their best performances for on their travels.
Collecting 10 points out of a possible 12 over their last four Bundesliga matches on the road, Head Coach Oliver Glasner has also seen his side produce quite the clinical edge.
Including a dramatic 2-1 win away at Augsburg when returning from the enforced break, Wolfsburg have recorded at least a pair of goals in their last five away fixtures across all competitions.
Enjoying their brightest away form of the season so far, a shock victory for Tuesday’s guests can be found priced as high as 10/3 with William Hill for midweek.