On Sat Apr 17th, Bayer Leverkusen will host Köln at Bayarena in a clash of the Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen is fresh off their 2-1 win against Schalke 04. Lucas Alario struck first for Bayer Leverkusen in the 26th minute, then Patrik Schick added another in the 72nd minute. Bayer Leverkusen is looking for direction having earned 11 points in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Köln recorded a 0-1 loss against Wolfsburg. Josip Brekalo struck first for Wolfsburg in the 69th minute, and that single goal was all that was necessary as neither team could manage any more scoring In the end, Köln couldn’t muster any offence and Wolfsburg ran away with the shutout win. Köln looks to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 8 points in their last 10 matches.
In their last match together, in Rheinenergiestadion, Bayer Leverkusen took the match by a score of 4 to 0 in front of an empty stadium. Mitchell Weiser struck first for Bayer Leverkusen in the 8th minute, then Moussa Diaby added another in the 10th minute on a feed from Nadiem Amiri In the end, Köln couldn’t muster any offence and Bayer Leverkusen ran away with the shutout win.
Ondrej Duda has been the most effective weapon for Köln lately. The midfielder has netted two goals in his last five matches. Bayer Leverkusen’s most prolific scorer has been Patrik Schick. He has netted three goals over the last 5 matches
Hannes Wolf’s squad will be without Paulinho, Julian Baumgartlinger, Moussa Diaby, Lars Bender, Daley Sinkgraven, Exequiel Palacios, Santiago Arias and Lukáš Hrádecký, while Markus Gisdol’s Köln squad will be without Sebastiaan Bornauw and Jan Thielmann.