With a Europa League place to fight for and a Champions League spot still a possibility Bayer Leverkusen couldn’t ask for much more than a visit from Nurnberg who are 2nd from bottom in the Bundesliga.
Nurnberg can still avoid relegation so have something to play for too. If they can’t escape the bottom three they will at least want to finish 16th therefore having a chance to play off against a team from the 2nd Bundesliga for their top flight status.
This means that the visitors will have to take risks against Bayer which should play right into the home side’s hands. Leverkusen’s recent results are not great but they’ve been playing decent sides so that can be forgiven. Even in defeat they’ve still hit the net and it’s only a few weeks ago that they turned over Bayern Munich 3-1.
Conversely Nurnberg are the lowest scorers in the Bundesliga both overall and away from home which has resulted in a mere three points taken on the road all season. They’ve also conceded nearly 3 goals per game on their travels so we’re expecting them to be right up against it here.
With Leverkusen goals likely we’re looking at the first goalscorer market and very much like the prospects of Kai Havertz. He’s on fire at the moment with 3 goals in his last two games, scoring first in both from the penalty spot, so we’ll be backing him each way at a best price of 11/2 with Bet365.
How we placed our bet
Event: Bundesliga Football
Betting Market: First Goalscorer
Selection: Kai Havertz
Stake: 0.5pts Each-way
Published on: Apr 20, 2019 @ 07:19