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Bundesliga Betting: Can Anyone Stop Bayer Leverkusen?

Bayer Leverkusen had two of their toughest challenges in a span of five days, but they emerged unblemished from this baptism by fire. They have kicked off the 2023-24 campaign with 27 wins and four draws, and they remain the only undefeated team on the continent.

Even with key players like Odilon Kossounou and Edmond Tapsoba away at AFCON, even with top scorer Victor Boniface suffering a long-term injury, Leverkusen continues to prove why they are not merely pretenders, but arguably the best side in Europe. We’re backing them to come away with their 18th league win of the season in our best soccer picks for Feb. 17.

Bundesliga Betting: Can Anyone Stop Bayer Leverkusen?
Bayer Leverkusen's German midfielder #07 Jonas Hofmann/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP

Time and time again, Leverkusen has been able to rise to the occasion and prevail in the dying moments, an unmistakable sign of a champion mentality. Leverkusen began 2024 with a 1-0 victory at Augsburg before falling behind on two occasions only to prevail with a 3-2 win at RB Leipzig.

Nathan Tella kicked off February by scoring a brace in their 2-0 win at Darmstadt only to drop to the bench in the following match: once again, Leverkusen fell behind twice, only to emerge with a 3-2 win vs. Stuttgart.

As long as Xabi Alonso’s side can continue to find goals from different players, we’re going to continue backing them to win in our soccer bet picks.



Bundesliga Bets: Leverkusen Enjoying Free-Scoring Form Under Alonso

Leverkusen booked their ticket for the DFB-Pokal semifinals, where they will face off against second-tier Fortuna Dusseldorf on April 2, but they had little time to celebrate their cup victory against Stuttgart before being forced to worry about the next opponent: Bayern Munich.

The Bavarians have won a record 33 Bundesliga titles, including the last 11 championships, and when they splurged a league record €100 million plus €10m bonuses on Tottenham’s Harry Kane, another trophy for Thomas Tuchel’s side appeared a formality. But Bayern was caught napping in the 18th minute of their match, as Robert Andrich received a throw-in and broke towards the box before firing a cross to Joseip Stanisic, who made no mistake against his former club. Alex Grimaldo would double the lead after the break, whilst Frimpong made it three goals from three wingbacks in a 3-0 demolition.

If you’re planning to bet on German soccer this weekend, look no further than Leverkusen continuing their immaculate campaign under Alonso.

Leverkusen sits five points clear of Bayern and 12 above Stuttgart, and Las Vegas soccer odds are in their favor as they look to come away with their first major trophy since the 1992-93 DFB-Pokal. Our sportsbook is backing them to come away with their first-ever Bundesliga title, with Leverkusen coming in at -225 to win the league as opposed to Bayern (+160). They’ll be looking to pick up their fourth straight away victory as they face off against Heidenheim, who are playing in the Bundesliga for the first time in their history.

When Frank Schmidt took charge of Heidenheim in September 2007, Alonso had just begun his fourth season as a Liverpool player. The longest-serving manager at a single club in German history, Schmidt has led Heidenheim to unimaginable heights, but he has a massive challenge ahead as he looks to stop Leverkusen’s red-hot form.

The last time these two sides met, Leverkusen prevailed 4-1 via a brace from Boniface and goals from Jonas Hofmann and Amine Adli. Even with their Nigerian talisman sidelined, Die Werkself have more than enough firepower to continue their free-scoring form at Voith-Arena.

If you’re planning to bet on German soccer this weekend, bet on Leverkusen subjecting Heidenheim to their first defeat since Dec. 2.

Make sure to include Bayer Leverkusen in your soccer parlays this weekend.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Pick: Leverkusen -280




Questions Of The Day

Which Bundesliga team is likely to score 3+ goals this weekend?

Bayer Leverkusen has scored 3+ goals in three of their last five matches, and we’re expecting them to continue that pattern against Heidenheim on Saturday.

Which Bundesliga player is likely to score or assist this weekend?

Alex Grimaldo has registered a goal contribution in five of his last six Bundesliga matches, and we’re backing him to deliver his 18th goal contribution against Heidenheim.



Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Detail

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