Bundesliga Match Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Eintracht Braunschweig

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Updated: March 27, 2014
Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Braunschweig

Match Date: 29 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: BayArena

 

Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Braunschweig shares something in common and that is the desire to have a second chance. Which of these teams shall enjoy such privilege?

 

Amidst speculations of being sacked before the season ends, a 3-1 win against Augsburg, extends the stay of Bayer’s head honcho and former Liverpool skipper, Sami Hyypia. Hyypia’s alleged sacking is said to be caused by a series of unfortunate events that has prevented them from pursuing their bid for the Champions League this season.

 
Prior to the Augsburg’s match, the club suffers from a long dry spell, which lasted for 9 matches. The defeats therefore, opened opportunities for clubs such as Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund to take advantage of the situation and overthrow them out of Bundesliga’s top 3.

 

Yet, it looks like Bayer is on a fresh start and while it is true that they are the stronger club and even the top pick of sports betting sites, it cannot afford to be over confident. It has already lost its last 3 matches at BayArena and with Braunschweig’s renewed confidence, there is a high possibility for them to have a hard time winning against the minnow Braunschweig.

 

Braunschweig’s inspiration stems from their 3-1 win over the stronger Mainz 05. Domi Kumbela’s goal on the 18th, set the tempo for the rock bottom club and since then, Mainz has never recovered.

 

Technically speaking, it is still possible for Braunschweig to stay out of the relegation zone. It is down only by 3 points and still has several matches left before the season ends. Should they continue their impressive performance, they will be included in Bundesliga’s long list of great come from behind success stories.

 

Prediction: Bayer

 

Image Source: Euro Sport