Bayer Leverkusen vs Hamburg
|Date & Time||Saturday October 17, 2015, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Hamburg 3/1 Draw 5/2 Bayer Leverkusen 4/5
Action from Hamburg on Saturday will see Bayer Leverkusen travel to the Volkparkstadion to take on a Hamburg team that have had a much better start to the season this year than last. With a solid squad Hamburg are hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's disasterous campaign which seen them almost relegated to the second tier. Olic, Lasogga and Holtby will provide both experience and creativity for Hamburg and to be honest I am not sure Hamburg should be such huge underdogs at home here, not that Hamburg should be favoured but I think they can make things difficult for Bayer Leverkusen and this wont be an easy game.
Bayer Leverkusen though have bought well in the off season. The addition of Hernandez from Manchester United is a coo and one that could pay dividends as the Mexican international has never really had a starting role with a team since coming to Europe and needs it to develop. Hernandez is one of the best finishers in Europe though and with Kiebling and Calhanoglu this could be a really good attack if they learn to play well together. Bayer Leverkusen played really well against Barcelona in the Champions League a couple of weeks ago though and they have turned around their Bundesliga form after a poor start where they lost three in a row in the league.
Going to take the overs in this one. I think both teams have enough going forward to cause trouble for the opposition defences. I think this one goes over and could be there by half time. Leverkusen have an attack capable of taking the best of teams and Hamburg have to be careful on the counter attack here.