Stadium: BayArena (Leverkusen)
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Everyone knows that Bayer is a cursed team that annually finds itself among the contenders for the highest places, but the last title they managed to win was in the 1992/93 season, winning the German Cup. In his second year at the club, Xabi Alonso will try to break the streak of bad years for Leverkusen, and the championship's debut only inspires faith in such an outcome. In the three opening rounds, they beat Leipzig 3:2, Borussia Mönchengladbach 3:0, and Darmstadt 5:1. After that, a real test awaited them as an away battle with Bayern. Still, Bayer also coped with it, playing a 2:2 draw, which allowed them to maintain their lead in the Bundesliga standings.
Last season, Hacken decided to surprise the entire football community in Sweden, becoming the country's champion for the first time in the club's history. The team has existed for the ninth decade, but before, they managed to win each silver and bronze award only once. They created a real miracle. After that, the Yellow-Blacks went to the Champions League qualification, where they first beat New Saints 3:1 and 2:0 but then lost to Klaksvik 0:0 and 3:4. In qualifying for the Europa League group stage, the Swedes took turns to beat Zalgiris 5:0 and 3:1, as well as Aberdeen 2:2 and 3:1.They are also doing well in the national championship, as after 23 rounds they are in third place, two points off the leader.
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Bayer failed at the start of last season, but then there was a fateful appointment of Xabi Alonso as head coach, after which their results increased sharply. Both in the Bundesliga and the Europa League, they have made tremendous progress, and now the Spaniard is spending his first full year in his new job, so we should expect even more productive play from his charges. So far, they have succeeded, as the only loss of points "the team allowed in the away match with Bayern, which clearly can not be called a failure.
Bayer recently not only beats everyone in a row but also looks very powerful in attack. In the last seven matches, Xabi Alonso's wards have already scored 29 goals (4.14 average per game). Now they will have a home meeting against Hecken, which last played on zero more than a month ago and, in the last four matches of the local championship, conceded nine times (2.25 average per game).