Bet of the Day, 16.May – Treble:
- Leverkusen v Hoffenheim: 1 @ 1.45
- Hertha v Frankfurt: 1 +0.0 @ 1.44
- Monaco v Metz: 1 @ 1.23
Bayer Leverkusen v Hoffenheim
A place in next season’s Champions League playoffs is secure, but direct entry into the group stage is not, and Leverkusen only have 2 games to make up a 5-point gap. Bayer’s defeat against Gladbach last week ended a 10-game unbeaten run that had included 8 victories. At home, they have won their last 5 matches without conceding a single goal. Hoffenheim have stumbled recently, losing 3 of their last 5 matches. Hoffe have won just one of their last 8 away games, losing 5 times in that sequence.
Hertha Berlin v Eintracht Frankfurt
Hertha have lost their last 3 matches, but those defeats came against Bayern, Dortmund and Gladbach, and they played well in all 3 games. Before that dip in results, the hosts had gone 7 games unbeaten. With a tricky trip to Hoffenheim on the horizon, this is the Berlin club’s big chance to secure safety. Eintracht have collected a solitary point from their last 8 away games.
Monaco v Metz
Monaco led 1-0 at Marseille last week, but two late goals saw OM claim the points. Monaco are now only 2 points ahead of both Marseille and Saint-Etienne. Captain Jeremy Toulalan says the team fate is in their own hands as the principality club target a swift return to the Champions League. Monaco are undefeated in their last 14 home matches in Ligue 1. Newly relegated Metz succumbed to a heavy 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Lorient last weekend. Les Grenats have not won a single league match on the road since the turn of the year.