Bayer Leverkusen vs. Arminia Bielefeld 31421 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen is hosting Arminia Bielefeld at BayArena in round 25 in the German Bundesliga. . . Leverkusen is still finding its way back to consistency, but it is not succeeding. Leverkusen has won only 1 of their last 6 games, and it was last weekend against Borussia Mgladbach. Leverkusen was the better team in that game with 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 85% of the correct passes. This was a tough game where neither of the teams was going all-in in the attacking end, but Leverkusen was able to score a winning goal in the 76th minute. The final result was 0-1 in Leverkusens favor. With this win, Leverkusen has stayed in the Champions League hunt, and they are now in 5th place with 40 points. Despite losing a lot of games recently, Leverkusen is surprisingly good on the defensive end, and they have conceded only 26 goals so far. With 42 scored goals, Leverkusen is doing a solid job offensively, but they need to do more. Alario is the leading goalscorer for Leverkusen with 9 goals while Schick added 7 goals. Diaby has 7 assists. Arias, Paulinho, Baumgartlinger, Bender, Gradecky, Fosu-Mensah, and Sinkgraven are all injured for Leverkusen. Maybe this win against Mgladbach will bring Leverkusen out of the slump, but they need to win this game first. . . Arminia is struggling this season, and that was expected because they are not a good team, but there is hope for them yet. Arminia is in 17th place with 19 points, only 18 scored goals, and 43 conceded, and that is in the relegation zone, but Arminia is only 3 points away from safety. Arminia hasnt won any of their last 7 games while losing 5 of those 7 games. With only 3 goals each, Klos and Doan are the leading goalscorers for Arminia, while Cordova added 2 goals. There are no injuries for Arminia, but De Medina is suspended because of the red card. Arminia was hosting Werder in their last Bundesliga game, and they were the better team with 59% of ball possession, an impressive 8 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Arminia conceded a goal in the 47th minute, and if they hadnt conceded a red card in the 71st minute, Arminia might have come back, but they have conceded another goal in the 75th minute, and they ended up losing this game 0-2. As Ive said earlier, Arminia still has a good chance to get out of the relegation zone, but they need to win a game every now and then, which is really hard for them. . Arminia has won only 1 game on the road so far this season, and they havent won any of their last 3 games against Leverkusen. I know Leverkusen has won their last game, but they need to confirm that win with a good result here, and Arminia is the perfect opponent for them right now. Im taking Leverkusen at home.

Report: Arsenal continue to be interested in Brightons Tariq Lamptey

Arsenals interest in Lamptey overall, is nothing brand new. The Athletic claimed in January that the Gunners were monitoring the former Chelsea youngster, despite him only signing a new deal at the AMEX a few months back. . . But in a detailed report examining the Gunners finances and off field strategy, the Mail say Lamptey still remains on the radar some two months down the line. . Arsenal could be in the market for a new right back with Hector Bellerins future still up in the air. The Spaniard is said to be attracting interest from abroad and is apparently open to moving on. . . Lamptey, then, fits the mold for Mikel Arteta. He is looking at young, dynamic players who can make an instant impact. The Brighton man certainly fits into that bracket. . Manchester City have also previously monitored Lamptey, while former Arsenal man Paul Merson branded him a very, very good player at the back end of 2020. . . TBR View. If Lamptey is available at all, Arsenal should push the boat out. Its completely baffling when you think about how Chelsea let Lamptey go in the first place. Within a few games he looked like an established Premier League full back and has been excellent all season. . . Arsenal would be a great fit for Lamptey. His pace, energy, and ability to both defend and attack would ensure if Bellerin does go, the Gunners get a smooth transition. . . Brighton will likely demand a big fee but if Arsenal can do the deal, it has to be one Edu looks to get over the line.