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In the Rhineland duel in the Bundesliga are facing two teams on Sunday evening with Leverkusen and Dusseldorf, which will go thanks to the results from the previous week with an extremely wide chest in the derby. Bayer 04 Leverkusen beat FSV Mainz 05 5-1 on Friday to celebrate three league games in a row for the first time in three years. In addition, the Werkself moved for the first time in the current season on a European Cup place and seems to have done everything right with the change of coach from Heiko Herrlich to Peter Bosz, stand now.
However, the Dusseldorfer need no way to hide, because with five wins from the past seven games and only one defeat in this period, the Fortuna has already laid ten points between itself and the relegation place. The relegation is already close at hand, even though coach Friedhelm Funkel reminds to fall into complacency. That Leverkusen against Dusseldorf according to the odds as a favorite in the encounter is not very surprising, but the prices are extremely clear in favor of the Bosz-Elf, which may be due to the exhausting Europa League journey of the sixth to Russia offers room for maneuver, between Leverkusen and Dusseldorf a tip on the supposed outsider to force. The kick-off in the BayArena takes place on Sunday evening, the 17.02.2019, at 17:00 clock. Incidentally, this is not the last match of the 22nd Bundesliga match day, as it is well known that Nuremberg and Dortmund are still dueling on Monday.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is the team of the hour in the Bundesliga. After the disappointing defeat to the second half back home against Borussia Mönchengladbach (0: 1) presented the team of the new coach Peter Bosz last in the league. Thanks to the success in Wolfsburg, at home against Bayern and in Mainz, the Werkself pushed for the first time in the current season on a Europa League rank and toying with currently five points behind RB Leipzig even quietly with the achievement of the premier class. That Kevin Volland, Julian Brandt, Karim Bellarabi and Co. but still have a Konstanz problem, was clear in the DFB Pokal, where the Rhinelander had to cut the sails despite the clear role of favorites in the second division in Heidenheim. Also in the second round first leg in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night in the Russian Krasnodar was certainly more in it than a 0-0 draw. Especially in the second half had the otherwise so scorching offensive of “Pillendreher” numerous chances to make the important away goal, but forgave the chances of bullet sometimes very pitiful. Nevertheless, the starting position before the return match in the coming week is very neat and a move into the second round is not unlikely.
The question therefore remains whether this Europa League match may have a negative impact on the Bundesliga home game on Sunday evening against Dusseldorf. The fact is that the Bundesliga team will return from Russia on Friday and both the preparation time and the regeneration time compared to a “normal” weekend in the highest German league significantly shortened. Due to the aforementioned second leg match on Thursday, it is also possible that Peter Bosz will change his team in one way or another. In combination with the fact that Leverkusen scored less points (16) than in a foreign country (17) and has already lost four matches in the BayArena (five wins, one draw) this season, there is a good chance that between Leverkusen and Dusseldorf could make a prognosis in favor of the guests, in whatever form, paid. Although the recent performances were positive, the Werkself does not seem to be as stable as one might expect from the results. Also against Krasnodar the defensive allowed a lot, which is why we do not want to exclude that the form-strong Dusseldorf cause a surprise. Retsos and Pohjanpalo are definitely out. Behind the use of the Bender twins are larger question marks. According to current status, Lars and Sven will both be injured due to injury.
During the week it was announced that probably one or the other Bundesliga club, including Borussia Dortmund, was interested in Dodi Lukebakio. The 1.87 meter tall and lightning-fast Belgian scored seven goals in the current Bundesliga season and is one of the big beneficiaries of the overall strong season of the Dusseldorf. Hardly anyone had trusted the team of Friedhelm Funkel to relegation. If the numerous critics were confirmed in their statements after a weak initial phase, they must now row back at the latest. With five wins from the past seven games, the Fortuna has freed from the table cellar and now looks at a lead of ten points on the relegation place. There are many indications that the Rhinelanders will be top notch again next season. The Flingener also underpinned the considerable constitution last weekend, when a sobering 3-0 win against VfB Stuttgart took place in the so-called “six-point match” at home.
That after the recent positive series of Funkel-Elf between Leverkusen and Dusseldorf, the odds on the guests are still so high, is in our eyes an indication that the climber is underestimated by the bookmakers. The last away defeat was won by the table wolf on December 7 in Bremen. Lukebakio and co. Have collected a staggering seven points from their recent three encounters abroad, prompting us to face Leverkusen vs. Leverkusen in the match. Dusseldorf to check the tip on the underdog exactly.
Although the Rhineland won away only two of their ten games, but it hailed only four defeats. In particular, in the clear outsider role, the Dusseldorf felt well what the 1-1 at the beginning of the season in Leipzig, the 3: 3 at Bayern Munich and the 1: 1 two weeks ago in Hoffenheim occupied. Especially in the division of points in Kraichgau advanced the Funkel-Elf even better team and had deserved a victory. Kaan Ayhan and Kevin Stöger are suspended because of their fifth yellow card. Sobottka, Contento and the third Keeper Wolf are injured for a long time.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf head to head matches
26.09.18 BUN Dusseldorf Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 2
16.01.14 CF Bayer Leverkusen Dusseldorf 4 : 0
10.10.13 CF Bayer Leverkusen Dusseldorf 2 : 0
30.03.13 BUN Dusseldorf Bayer Leverkusen 1 : 4
04.11.12 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Dusseldorf 3 : 2