Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Prediction: Alonso’s men to win again?

 | November 11 | 

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Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they welcome Union Berlin to the BayArena on Sunday afternoon (14:30).

Xabi Alonso's men have won nine from their opening 10 fixtures while last season's surprise package Union Berlin are languishing near the bottom of the table with just two wins thus far.

Here are a couple of the best markets on offer for this clash.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Betting Tips

  • Florian Wirtz to score anytime - 2/1
  • Over 2.5 Bayer Leverkusen goals - 11/10

Match Odds

As you can imagine, Bayer Leverkusen are the overwhelming favourites to win this one at 1/4. If you're feeling brave you can back a draw at 5/1 or a Union Berlin victory at 10/1.

Both teams to score in this match is valued at EVS, while NO is 8/11. Over 2.5 goals is on offer at 8/15 but you will find greater value in backing over 3.5 goals at 11/8.

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen are going to be without Odilon Kossounou, Patrik Schick, Arthur and Edmond Tapsoba for Sunday's clash.

Andras Schafer, Alexander Schwolow, Josip Juranovic and Danilho Doekhi are unavailable for Union Berlin through injury. Rani Khedira continues to serve his suspension and will also miss out.

Florian Wirtz to score anytime @ 2/1

It's been known for quite some time that Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz is a young talent to keep an eye on in the future. The German is one of the hottest youngsters around right now and he is having an excellent campaign.

Wirtz has six goals across all competitions for Xabi Alonso's side, with three of them coming in the league. He will head into Sunday's game full of confidence and in a a game where his side will once again dictate the tempo, he could be in for a fun afternoon running up against Union Berlin's out of form defenders.

Over 2.5 Bayer Leverkusen goals @ 11/10

Bayer Leverkusen look unstoppable right now and it is a testament to the work Alonso has overseen in his post over the the past year. The hosts are yet to taste defeat and it doesn't look like strugglers Union Berlin have it in them to pull off an upset.

Leverkusen have scored 30 goals so far in the Bundesliga, averaging at three goals a game. With the amount of quality they have in their side with the likes of Wirtz, Jonas Hofmann, Victor Boniface and Alex Grimaldo, Alonso's side could be in line for another productive afternoon in front of goal.

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