Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund allowed reigning champions Bayern Munich narrow the gap down to just three points at the top of the standings before the 23rd round. Lucien Favre’s men are in a huge crisis being winless in five subsequent affairs in all competitions. They thus significantly halted their title push.
Do BVB have strength to rebound from recent failures and finally claim spoils in a very challenging home fixture against in-form Bayer Leverkusen?
The visitors had an underwhelming Bundesliga campaign in the first half of the season. They began the year in a similar fashion losing 0-1 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Die Werkself then suddenly grew in form under Peter Bosz.
They won four on the trot in the league to climb to fifth place in the league ladder. They are now genuine contenders for the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Dortmund lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of the landmark 80th meeting with Die Werkself.
BVB found goals easy to come by in recent H2H matches with Leverkusen.
The hosts won three and drew one of past four ties against Bayer.
Borussia scored at least four goals in three of past four matches with Die Werkself.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
Dortmund were unusually easy to break down of late. They shipped three goals in three successive matches in all competitions before the goalless draw away at rock-bottomed Nurnberg on Monday.
Such defensive holes will definitely be exploited by in-form attackers in the likes of Kevin Volland, Leon Bailey, Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt.
Dortmund remain favourites because of their superb home record of 9 wins and 2 draws in 11 league matches at Signal-Iduna-Park this season.
However, we will rather back goals than the outcome bet in this particular affair based on everything written above.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
BTTS @ 1.44 (4/9).