Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(87) 55 Goals 51 (65)
(70) 43 Assists 31 (48)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.4)
27.1 Average Age 27.2
183.6 Average Height (cm) 185.2
(1.1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.3 (0.9)
(52%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(0.9) 0.9 Tackles pg 1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Leverkusen
Hoffenheim
Player Reason Status Rating
Arthur Doubtful 6.92
Exequiel Palacios Doubtful 7.32
Victor Boniface Doubtful 7.49
Player Reason Status Rating
Marco John Out N/A
Mërgim Berisha Out 5.99
Dennis Geiger Out 5.99
John Anthony Brooks Out 6.67
Grischa Prömel Doubtful 6.58

Team News

Leverkusen
Hoffenheim
  • Victor Boniface is nearing a return from a muscle tear, while Exequiel Palacios is doubtful with a thigh injury that forced him out of international duty with Argentina.
  • Arthur is nearing a return after recovering from a thigh injury.
  • Ozan Kabak is available after suspension, but John Anthony Brooks remains on the naughty step. Mërgim Berisha and Marco John have suffered ACL injuries and both will be out long-term.
  • Dennis Geiger is close to a return from a thigh muscle problem, and Grischa Prömel is also nearing a return from a knee injury.

Prediction

  • All-conquering Leverkusen, unbeaten in an astonishing 38 games in all comps, remain 10 points clear of nearest challengers Bayern and appear to be cruising to their first-ever league title.
  • Under Pellegrino Matarazzo's tutelage, Hoffenheim have only kept two clean sheets in 41 league games, the worst record of any coach in their brief history.
  • Leverkusen edged the reverse fixture 3-2, but Hoffenheim should not be underestimated and this will not be a walk in the park for Xabi Alonso's side.
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