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Breaking down betting splits for SC Freiburg-Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen is the favorite, but the return of Kevin Volland could improve the visiting team’s advantage.

Kai Havertz of Bayer 04 Leverkusen celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Rangers FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

SC Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen will face off Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Freiburg hasn’t won this month, as it recorded one win and one loss before tying Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday. Leverkusen won two straight before suffering a crushing 4-1 loss at the hands of Wolfsburg Tuesday.

DraftKings Sportsbook has the odds and betting splits the game ahead of matchday, and we’ve broken down how bettors are playing it here.

Leverkusen is favored at -170, which makes a ton of sense. It won two games convicingly before suffering its latest loss and is within reach of third place in the standings. Kai Havertz has been amazing as of late, and star forward Kevin Volland is aiming to make a return from an ankle ligament injury. If he is able to play, that boosts Leverkusen’s chances.

Freiburg is a long shot at +370. Although the underdog is at home, Leverkusen has been one of the better road teams in the Bundesliga this year. Tying RB Leipzig was a solid result, but dropping a game to Werder Bremen shows that the team is really struggling. Leverkusen is a top five scoring team that should create a ton of chances, so it doesn’t look good for the host.

Leverkusen has a staggering 92 percent of the handle on bets surrounding the contest with 83 percent of bettors are predicting a win for the away team. Freiburg 5 percent of the handle with 10 percent of bettors backing it to hold its ground and get three points. The final 3 percent of the handle went toward a draw, and 7 percent of bettors are predicting that outcome.

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