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          Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

          The Voith Arena hosts Heidenheim and Bayer Leverkusen this Saturday in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen look to extend their lead at the top of the table whereas Heidenheim sit in the mid-table, looking to get into the conversation for European football.

          These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

          Bayer will look to take home yet another win whereas Heidenheim are within touching distance of European football, needing a big win this weekend over the dominant Leverkusen.

          Heidenheim currently sit eighth in the Bundesliga after 21 games. Der Dino have seven wins, six draws and eight losses, leaving them on 27 points, just five points from Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa Conference League Qualifiers spot.

          In their 21 games, Heidenheim have scored 30 goals, which gives them an average of just 1.43 goals a game. However, Heidenheim’s defence have let them down, conceding 36 goals and keeping just five clean sheets.

          Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, currently sit top of the Bundesliga. In 21 games, Leverkusen have 17 wins and four draws, still the only team without a loss in the league. This leaves Leverkusen on 55 points, five points above Bayern Munich.

          Leverkusen have been on fire in front of goal this season. In their 21 games, Leverkusen have scored 55 goals, with an average of 2.62 goals a game. At the other end of the pitch, Leverkusen have also excelled, conceding just 14 goals and keeping 11 clean sheets.

          Heidenheim and Bayer Leverkusen have met just twice in their histories, once in the DFB Pokal in 2019 and in September this season. Each side has one win, both teams scoring in both games, with a draw yet to happen.

          In the DFB Pokal, Julian Brandt opened the scoring for Leverkusen. But goals from Nikola Dovedan and Maurice Multhaup gave Heidenheim the 2 - 1 win.

          However, in September, Leverkusen took an early lead through Victor Boniface. Eren Dinkci equalised early in the second half, but another goal from Boniface and goals from Jonas Hofmann and Amine Adli gave Leverkusen the 4 - 1 win.

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          Frank Schmitt will only be missing Thomas Keller, who picked up a cruciate injury in November and Elidon Qenaj who has been unavailable all season.

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          Xabi Alonso has the likes of Arthur, Boniface and Exequiel Palacios all unavailable this weekend, with Boniface out until April. Odilon Kossounou is still on international duty having won AFCON with the Ivory Coast on Sunday, time will tell if the latter will be involved in this weekend's matchday squad.

          Form Guide

          In their last five games in all competitions, Heidenheim have one win and four draws.

          The visit to Koln saw the hosts take the lead in the first half through a goal from Davie Selke. However, just ten minutes into the second half, Adrian Beck grabbed the equaliser for Heidenheim. Neither team could find another goal and had to settle for a 1 - 1 draw.

          It was another 1 - 1 draw for Heidenheim the next time out, this time against Wolfsburg. Vaclav Cerny opened the scoring for Wolfsburg in just the seventh minute, but an own goal from Mortiz Jenz grabbed a 1 - 1 draw for Heidenheim.

          Heidenheim took the lead for once against Hoffenheim, with Eren Dinkci picking up a goal just before the 30-minute mark. However, Andrej Kramaric converted his penalty in the seventh minute of added time in the first half to make it level at halftime. Again, neither team could find another goal as the game finished 1 - 1.

          The visit from Borussia Dortmund saw Heidenheim register 12 shots but zero of them on target. Dortmund had 70% of the possession and 14 shots with five of those shots on target, but also couldn’t score as the game finished 0 - 0.

          The last time out for Heidenheim was against Werder Bremen. All three goals in this game came in a seven-minute window. Lennard Maloney opened the scoring for Heidenheim and Jan-Niklas Beste doubled the lead just six minutes later. Romano Schmid did get Werder on the scoresheet just a minute later but Heidenheim held on for the 2 - 1 win.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen have four wins and one draw.

          Xavi Simons opened the scoring for RB Leipzig in the seventh minute, but Nathan Tella equalised for Leverkusen just two minutes into the second half. Lois Openda regained the lead for Leipzig just before the 60-minute mark but Jonathan Tah equalised shortly after. However, the winner came from Piero Hincapie in the 91st minute for the 3 - 2 win for Leverkusen.

          The next time out for Leverkusen was against Borussia Monchengladbach. Despite having 28 shots with nine of those shots on target and 75% of the possession, Leverkusen had to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

          Leverkusen bounced back next time out against Darmstadt. Tella grabbed both goals in the 2 - 0 win for Leverkusen.

          The DFB Pokal Quarter-final saw Leverkusen host Stuttgart. Waldemar Anton gave Stuttgart the 1 - 0 lead at halftime with his 11th-minute goal. Robert Andrich equalised just five minutes into the second half, but Chris Fuhrich regained the lead for Stuttgart just eight minutes later. However, Adli and Tah both scored late on to give Leverkusen the 3 - 2 win.

          The most recent outing for Leverkusen was a big clash at the top of the table against Bayern Munich. Josip Stanisic, Alex Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong all scored to give Leverkusen the important 3 - 0 win.

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          Where to watch

          Heidenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen will not be broadcasted in the U.K. but can be followed via BBC Sport and Sky Sports News.