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For a long time it was questionable whether the Dutch coach Peter Bosz after his short interlude at Borussia Dortmund ever again in the Bundesliga will be able to gain a foothold. The former master coach of Ajax Amsterdam, who unlike almost any of his colleagues put the early start in connection with an upstanding defensive at the center of his philosophy, once failed miserable at the Black and Yellow and had his hat after eight winless games under great media riots to take. Since the winter break Bosz is now in the service of Bayer Leverkusen and has breathed new life into the Werkself. On Sunday evening from 17:00 clock now it comes to a direct duel between Dortmund and Leverkusen, according to the odds, the Borussia is favored, although the current shape curve rather turns towards the Rhinelander.
While Lucien Favre’s protégés did not win any of the last five competitive games and had to settle for a goalless draw at the rear in Nuremberg on Monday, Bayer 04 are doing extremely well in the Bundesliga. No other team currently has a longer winning streak than the Leverkusen, who impressed in the recent past, especially offensively and among other things, the Bayern defeated. As fifth in the table, the Bosz-Elf still dreams of returning to the Champions League. In addition, the Werkself, who retired from the Europa League on Thursday, would certainly not mind playing the scales a second time in the championship race. In the duel Dortmund vs.. Leverkusen is a difficult forecast on the outcome. Therefore, do bets offer on the number of goals?
The 0: 0 last Monday in the bottom of the table in Nuremberg was for Borussia Dortmund a bit of emblematic of the disappointing phase that is currently going through the team of Lucien Favre. The lightness has been lost, the self-confidence is no longer there and even the goddess Fortuna does not necessarily wear a black and yellow pajamas for bedtime at the moment. As a result, Westphalia have frivolously spent two-thirds of their actually comfortable nine-point advantage within a short space of time and now have more than ever to worry about the championship. If you believe the betting odds of the bookmakers, then the leader is not even more top favorite on the title in the Bundesliga …
In fact, the Favre protégés should as soon as possible leave the sporting valley behind with five winless competitive games in a row and return to the road to success. But above all, it takes more courage in the game forward. Both at the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (0: 3), as well as on Monday in Nuremberg (0: 0) were the Dortmund missed the necessary consequence in the other penalty area.
There was a lack of pace in their own ball actions and finally of conviction to leave the first crisis of the current season behind. After the recent appearances, it would certainly be very daring to give a tip to the hosts between Dortmund and Leverkusen, especially since the guests are in much better shape.
If we look at the pure numbers, it still seems unlikely that in the direct duel of two – usually very playful teams some goals will be seen. In at least eight of the eleven home matches of BVB fell at least four hits. Less than two goals in a single game have never come to Westphalia this year at Signal Iduna Park. That after two zero numbers in the foreign offensive knot finally burst again, we also think so likely, as with captain Marco Reus, the main player on the side of Borussia will return to the squad. After his hamstring, Christian Pulisic is the only professional Lucien Favre has to do without on Sunday evening.
In the cup flop, in the Bundesliga top. Thus, the current course of the term of office of Peter Bosz optimally get to the point. While the Werkself in the league last four times in succession left the field as the winner (including 3: 1 against Bayern) and in the table a huge step up to fifth place makes it both in the DFB Pokal, as also in the UEFA Europa League not according to plan. Despite the respective role of favorites, the Rhinelander had to cancel out in both competitions and can now focus exclusively on the national life in the highest German league. It remains to be seen whether the painful knock-out on Thursday on European stage against Krasnodar could not have any after-effects. 85 minutes, everything pointed to a second goalless draw, which would have resulted in an extension. Then the Russians went through a direct free-kick with a 1-0 lead and the Werkself succeeded in person of Charles Aranguiz only the equalizer to 1: 1, but not enough to make it into the round of 16. The question of whether the Bundesliga club has processed the bitter departure physically and mentally until Sunday must therefore be permitted.
Despite the perceived defeat against the playful strong Russians, who found ways again and again to dub the first, high pressing line of the Bosz-Elf, the offensive of the Rhinelander at the weekend again a lot daring. The “space game” of the Dutch coach is in our eyes extremely risky and therefore predestined as an argument to in the encounter Dortmund vs.. Leverkusen to keep the odds at least four goals in view.
In the last four games Kevin Volland, Julian Brandt and Co. were able to achieve a whopping 13 goals, but remained in just six matches in the current Bundesliga season without conceding. The fact that the defensive is far from being as firm as one would expect after the 2-0 win from last week against Dusseldorf was already evident several times. It would therefore not be surprising if high-speed players like Sancho or Reus were to uncover the weaknesses mercilessly over the weekend. Retsos, Bellarabi and Pohjanpalo will not be available. In addition, further changes in the starting eleven are conceivable, after the majority of professionals had to complete three games in the past ten days.
Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head matches
29.09.18 BUN Bayer Leverkusen Dortmund 2 : 4
21.04.18 BUN Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 0
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