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Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday evening, the Bundesliga top match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen takes place in Signal Iduna Park. In front of home crowd, the black and yellow want to show a positive reaction to the derby defeat and keep the gap to fifth place at least. The guests from Leverkusen also play for the entry into the Champions League. After the clear Cup of the week against Bayern Munich, they have again a significant game in front of their chest. The odds of both teams scoring at least one goal are striking at first glance. Betting odds of 1.53 for such a tip seem quite lucrative.
Despite two defeats from the last three games, Borussia Dortmund is still on track towards the Champions League. Four games to go before the end of the season, coach Peter Stöger’s team is in fourth place in the Bundesliga. The gap to the fifth place in the table, which would qualify “only” for the Europa League, is four points. With 57 goals scored Borussia Dortmund has the second best offensive in the league, behind FC Bayern Munich. In front of his home crowd, BVB is unbeaten under Peter Stöger in the Bundesliga. Overall, the Black and Yellow this season have a home record of eight wins, four draws and three defeats. In all competitions they scored at least one goal in each home match except for the 0-0 against VfL Wolfsburg.
Last Sunday Borussia Dortmund suffered a 2-0 defeat against their big rivals, Schalke 04. It will show how the black and yellow have coped with this bitter defeat. With Bayer Leverkusen, she expects again next weekend a direct competitor for the Champions League ranks.
Against Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Dortmund must do without center forward Michy Batshuayi, who injured in the Revierderby and will fail for the rest of the season. Raphael Guerreiro, Erik Durm and Sebastian Rode are also missing for the match against the third.
In the race for the Champions League places Bayer Leverkusen had to compete in the last two weeks against two direct competitors. In Leipzig and at home against Eintracht Frankfurt there were two sovereign 4: 1 wins to celebrate. After 30 match days, the “Werkself” is now in third place. The lead on RB Leipzig, which is in 5th place, is four points. With 55 goals scored Bayer Leverkusen has one of the league’s most dangerous offensives in their ranks. Center-forward Kevin Volland and wingers Julian Brandt and Leon Bailey were responsible for 31 goals this season. Bayer Leverkusen scored at least one goal in 30 out of 35 matches this season.
Bayer Leverkusen appeared in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup against FC Bayern München during the week. At home there was a clear 2-6 defeat. Against Borussia Dortmund is on Saturday now a positive reaction is required. The duel with BVB in the first round ended in a 1-1 draw, in the past season there was a 2-6 defeat at Signal Iduna Park. Coach Heiko Herrlich has to renounce injury due to Wendell and Joel Pohjanpalo. Center-forward Lucas Alario is still in the league to serve his red card.
Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head matches
02.12.17 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Dortmund 1 : 1
04.03.17 BUN Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen 6 : 2
01.10.16 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Dortmund 2 : 0
21.02.16 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Dortmund 0 : 1
20.09.15 BUN Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen 3 : 0