Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/02/2024

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Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Jeremie Frimpong will be pushing to start for Leverkusen against Heidenheim – Photo by Icon sport

Heidenheim entertain league leaders Bayer Leverkusen at the Voith-Arena in what promises to be a fascinating Bundesliga encounter on Saturday. Can Xabi Alonso’s relentless Leverkusen secure another victory when they visit a dogged Heidenheim outfit? Keep reading to see our Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips below.

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions: Leverkusen to make light work of their hosts?

Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions
Our pick

⚽Match Result & Total Goals prediction

Leverkusen to Win & Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Heidenheim 1-3 Leverkusen

⚽ To Score in Both Halves prediction

Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen took a giant step towards the Bundesliga title when they beat Bayern Munich last weekend and Die Werkself have now won an incredible 17 of heir 21 league fixtures overall this term. Heidenheim were well-beaten (4-1) when they faced this formidable Leverkusen outfit in September and they could struggle just as badly in the rematch.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Markets siding heavily with Leverkusen

  • HOME: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Bayer Leverkusen have been playing some superb football this season and a first-ever Bundesliga title finally looks possible for the club in 2023/24. Most of our Bundesliga betting tips for their clash with Heidenheim understandably favour the visitors. Leverkusen have yet to lose a single league fixture on the road this term,

Last five H2Hs: Leverkusen looking for successive wins

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Bayer Leverkusen cantered to a 4-1 win over Heidenheim when the teams last met back in September and that was the first top-flight encounter ever between the clubs. Leverkusen and Heidenheim did meet in the cup in 2019 and on that occasion, the minnows caused an upset.

Team news and form guide

Heidenheim: Hosts unbeaten since the winter break

Marnon Busch, Thomas Keller and Elidon Qenaj are all out injured for Heidenheim though Denis Thomalla should shake off an illness in time to feature. Heidenheim have yet to taste defeat since the end of the winter break.

Predicted lineup: Muller – Traore, Mainka, Gimber, Fohrenbach – Schoppner, Maloney, Dinkci, Pieringer, Beste – Kleindienst

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Cologne

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Mainz

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Bayer Leverkusen: League leader’s unbeaten record still intact

Exequiel Palacios and Victor Boniface remain big-name absentees for Leverkusen, though the title contenders have been coping well without both. Die Werkself thoroughly out-played current champions Bayern Munich last weekend in a 3-0 triumph.

Predicted lineup: Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Stanisic, Xhaka, Andrich, Grimaldo – Tella, Wirtz, Adli

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

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Kaiserslautern

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Atalanta

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Augsburg

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Bochum

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Roma

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Our free expert picks: Leverkusen to win 3-1 in comfortable triumph

If this selection doesn’t quite cut the mustard, we recommend checking out more of our other free betting tips on our dedicated page.

Bayer Leverkusen have been made odds-on favourites to beat Heidenheim by the bookies, which makes sense given the gap in class between the teams. The visitors are a similar price to score over 1.5 team goals at 4/11 (1.36) – an outcome that comes with a 73.3% chance of success. Alex Grimaldo meanwhile, could be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market at 15/8 (2.88). View our top Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction below.

Hot tip – Bayer Leverkusen to Win & Over 2.5 Goals

  • 76% of Bayer Leverkusen’s league fixtures this season have featured over 2.5 goals.
  • Bayer Leverkusen thumped Heidenheim 4-1 when the teams last met in September.

Other tips

Heidenheim 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

  • Leverkusen have been averaging 2.61 goals per game in the Bundesliga this season.
  • Heidenheim scored once in three of their last five matches in the German top tier.

Bayer Leverkusen to Score in Both Halves

  • Bayer Leverkusen scored either side of the half-time interval when they beat Heidenheim in September.
  • Leverkusen have scored in both halves in 76% of their Bundesliga assignments this season.
Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Edmond Tapsoba has been a rock at the back for Leverkusen – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Edmond Tapsoba

Edmond Tapsoba has hardly missed a step since returning from AFCON duty with Burkina Faso and the talented centre-half was at his rock-solid best when he played against Bayern Munich last weekend.

Tapsoba a strong card market candidate?

Tapsoba picked up his fourth Bundesliga card of the campaign in Leverkusen’s triumph over Bayern Munich last time out and the tough tackler could be worth a look in both the caution and foul markets again on Saturday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.