Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(41) 28 Goals 55 (65)
(27) 23 Assists 39 (49)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.3 (6.9)
26.6 Average Age 25.9
184.3 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.4 (1.1)
(52%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 54% (55%)
(1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 1 (1.2)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.6 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Chris Out N/A
Jannik Vestergaard Out 6.79
Stefan Thesker Out 6.62
Boris Vukcevic Out 7
Player Reason Status Rating
Michal Kadlec Out 7.39
Sidney Sam Out 6.92
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.75
Daniel Schwaab Out 6.63

Team News

  • Marvin Compper returns from suspension to replace Pelle Jensen at centre-back.
  • Vincenzo Grifo could replace Takashi Usami on the left wing this weekend.
  • Joselu and Eren Derdiyok compete for one spot in the starting line-up.
  • Sebastian Boenisch and Hajime Hosogai compete for the spot at left-back. The Japanese should keep his spot after a solid performance last time out though.
  • Gonzalo Castro will switch to the wing again to replace the injured Sidney Sam.
  • After several players were rested in the Europa League during the week, manager Hyypiä will field a strong eleven again.

Prediction

  • Hoffenheim, and especially manager Babbel, are under huge pressure to get results now. The team has problems in finding consistency, though the potential is definitely there.
  • Leverkusen beat Schalke last time out and should be full of confidence ahead of this weekend. The team should be fit, because several players have been rested in the Europa League.
  • Expect this to be a competitive game. The away team are in slightly better form.
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