With German football making its return this weekend for the first time since March, Champions League hopefuls Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to extend on what has been a stunning run of form when they travel to Werder Bremen on Monday night.
Picking up a 3-1 win at Ibrox on European duties last time out, Peter Bosz’s men have won nine of their last 10 matchups across all competitions and find the mood in their camp at what is a red-hot high.
On the flip side, while Leverkusen might be hoping to carry on where they left off prior to the break, Werder Bremen are a club in real turmoil.
Now firmly seen to be one of the leading contenders to lose their Bundesliga status after over half a decade in the top-flight, the former German giants sit eight points adrift of safety and without a Bundesliga win in their last six outings.
In a battle between two sides duelling at opposite ends of the table, you might be interested to know that a Leverkusen win can be found at 4/6 with Bet365 for Monday night.
Throwing away a 2-0 lead against Hertha Berlin prior to the unexpected break, it has been nothing short of an embarrassing campaign for Werder Bremen.
Dealing with a string of issues and the mood around the Weserstadion at a continued low, Florian Kohfeldt’s men have lost four of their last five appearances across all formats, a run highlighted by a 3-0 hammering away at RB Leipzig.
Opening the Bundesliga return sat eight points adrift in the drop zone, Monday’s hosts also have a growing reputation for their issues in the final third.
With no side in Germany recording fewer than Bremen’s 27 goals this season, Die Werderaner have also continued on what has been a woeful attacking record on home soil.
Losing each of their last six Bundesliga matchups at the Weserstadion, their worst run in the club’s history, the hosts have also remarkably gone over 450 minutes without scoring a single goal in Bremen.
You might be interested to know that Kohfeldt’s side can be found at 7/4 with Betfair to draw another blank on Monday night.
Kai Havertz – Leverkusen’s new superstar
Putting in what was a rampant display at Ibrox while on Europa League duties back in March and landing a 3-1 win in Glasgow, Bayer Leverkusen will be desperate to carry on where they left off prior to the break.
Opening the weekend sat just two points adrift of breaking into the top-four, Monday’s guests have won nine of their last 10 matchups across all formats and are unbeaten since the 1st of February.
With a growing reputation for their performances in the final third, there is no doubt that the Leverkusen faithful will be hugely excited by 20-year-old sensation, Kai Havertz.
Heavily linked with a string of Europe’s elite, the talented playmaker has quickly cemented his spot as one of the most sought-after talents across the continent.
Converting from the spot at Ibrox last time out, Havertz has found the net in back-to-back matchups and has five goals in his last eight appearances across all competitions. You might be interested to know that Leverkusen’s starlet can be found at 6/4 with Ladbrokes to mark his return with a goal this weekend.