Bayer Leverkusen vs Ingolstadt: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips
This betting preview contains recent form, possible lineups, injury news, match predictions and betting tips for Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Ingolstadt 04.
Fixture: Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs FC Ingolstadt 04
Date: Sunday, December 18
Kick-off: 16:30 GMT
Bayer 04 have won just one of their last four Bundesliga home games and have leaked nine goals over this timeframe. A win could see them leapfrog Cologne into seventh place, while a loss will see them hovering around mid-table.
In contrast, the travelling side Ingolstadt are brimming with confidence after securing a narrow victory against previously unbeaten Leipzig last weekend. This saw them move off the bottom of the table.
Despite Ingolstadt’s impressive display last weekend, they have failed to win 20 of their last 21 away matches in the Bundesliga and conceded at least two goals in five of their last six on the road.
Meanwhile, Leverkusen have always been a free-scoring side. They have found the net in every one of their away matches this season, while scoring more than twice in 57% of their home fixtures this season.
With this in mind, we would recommend backing the hosts to find the net and finish as victors. Ingolstadt will put up a valiant fight, but will not react well if they concede first.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Leno; Henrichs, Tah, Toprak, Wendell; Brandt, Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz, Calhanoglu; Hernandez, Kiessling
FC Ingolstadt 04: Hansen; Tisserand, Roger, Matip; Hadergjonaj, Morales, Cohen, Jung; Gross, Hartmann; Lezcano
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Kampl (out), Volland (out), Mehmedi (doubt)
FC Ingolstadt 04: Bregerie (out)