Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund went into the international break after suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of the Bundesliga debutants Union Berlin. The squad managed not more than a consolation goal against their foes in that latter clash and were at the receiving end of three by the end of the ninety minutes.
Bayer Leverkusen are yet to stumble in their new campaign and are currently sporting an impressive four-match winning streak across various competitions. The away side were held to a frustrating stalemate in their last clash at home while on the road they pulled off a very convincing 3-1 win over Dusseldorf.
The top two sides in the table, Leipzig and Bayern, will be locking horns this week, which means that Dortmund could catapult themselves back into the top three should they come out on to top in their clash with Leverkusen.
With home advantage added to their arsenal, the chances of Bayer Leverkusen salvaging even a point from this tie is certainly looking bleak.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to head (h2h)
- Four of the last five games have seen Dortmund register a win.
- Both teams have shared the spoils just twice in their last ten meetings.
- Their previous encounter ended in a 3-2 defeat for Leverkusen.
- Half of their last six clashes have been high scoring ones with over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
The home team will not be fancying the prospect of being at the end of back to back defeats and are certain to settle for nothing less than the win this weekend. Lucien Favre’s men have lost just once in their last five Bundesliga games on home soil and have scored ten goals from their last three alone.
Furthermore, the hosts have been faring well against this particular foe in their previous matchups at this venue and have been securing the bragging rights in their last four games in a row.
Although Leverkusen have got off to a stellar start in the new campaign, getting the better of Dortmund, that too in their own backyard, seems too tough a task for the visitors to handle at the moment.
Nevertheless, you can definitely count on the guests to go down swinging. The hosts have not kept a clean sheet in their last three games in a running. Considering that the visitors have also been keen on finding the back of the net in their respective outings, expect goals down each end by all means this saturday.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting tips
Full-time result: Borussia Dortmund @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both teams to score @1.44 (4/9).