Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(65) 53 Goals 21 (42)
(49) 30 Assists 21 (36)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
26.7 Average Age 26.1
185.6 Average Height (cm) 183.3
(1.1) 1.5 Shots pg 0.8 (0.9)
(55%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 50% (49%)
(1.2) 1 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Michal Kadlec Out 7.39
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.75
Daniel Schwaab Out 6.63
Stefan Reinartz Out 7.25
Daniel Carvajal Out 7.72
Ömer Toprak Doubtful 6.94
Sidney Sam Doubtful 6.92
Player Reason Status Rating
Petr Jiracek Out 6.46
Gojko Kacar Out 5.96
Rafael van der Vaart Out 7.18
Marcell Jansen Out 7.29

Team News

  • If Ömer Toprak does not recover from a back injury in time, Manuel Friedrich will start at centre-back.
  • At right-back, Daniel Carvajal is suspended for one game and could be replaced by Carlinhos or Sebastian Boenisch.
  • With Stefan Reinartz suspended as well, Jens Hegeler could get another chance in central midfield.
  • Up front, manager Hyypiä does not have many options.
  • HSV keeper René Adler returns to his former club for the first time.
  • Manager Fink confirmed that he will stick to the 4-3-1-2 system with Tolgay Arslan starting in the playmaker position.
  • Zhi Gin Lam will most likely replace Jeffrey Bruma at left-back again, although the more defensive-minded Dutchman could be a good option against Leverkusen's wingers.
  • Up front, Maximilian Beister returns from injury to challenge Heung-Min Son for the spot alongside Artjoms Rudnevs.

Prediction

  • Leverkusen are second in the Bundesliga and they can keep that spot until January with a draw against Hamburg. It remains to be seen how the team will deal with several injuries and suspensions, though.
  • Hamburg have gone three games without a loss and could jump into the top six with a win against Leverkusen. The players will be highly motivated to head into the winter break with another positive result.
  • Expect this to be an open game with several chances for both sides. Leverkusen should be slight favourites at home.
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Comments (1)

 
  • only a draw? come on dan, surely a home win is the more likely outcome!

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