Bundesliga Match Preview: Nurnberg vs. Bayer Leverkusen

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Updated: April 15, 2014
Nurnberg and Bayer Leverkusen

Match Date: 20 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Easy Credit Stadion

 

And Bayer Leverkusen is back in the Champions League. Immediately after the club’s management sacked Sami Hyypia, its newly appointed head honcho, Sacha Lewandowski orchestrated a crucial win for the club.

 

Bayer had a strong start during the season’s first half. It even outranked Borussia Dortmund and signaled a start of a new era. Unfortunately, the club was unable to retain its momentum. The season’s second half became total hell. It witnessed the club drop and almost lost its bid for the Champions League qualifiers. There have been speculations that Hyypia shall continue within the BayArena. Yet a 2-1 loss to Hamburger SV has eventually led to his sacking.

 

Despite the late change in the coaching staff, Bayer has managed to adjust well in Lewandowski’s tutelage. After the said defeat, it was able to qualify for the prestigious tournament again. And with the match pitted against Nurnberg, one can only expect Bayer to have the upper hand.

 

Nurnberg is already in the relegation zone. So far, it does not stand a chance to remain in Germany’s top-flight league. But this does not necessarily mean that they should be taken for granted.

 

On a closer look, it is still possible for Nurnberg to survive. It only needs 2 points to make it to safety. But since it is not the only club aspiring for survival, its journey to safety becomes more difficult.

 

Although it is impossible to prevent Nurnberg from survival, Bayer cannot afford to belittle the squad. For while it is true that they are online betting’s top pick, Nurnberg is readily capable of making an upset in the match.

 

Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen

 

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