Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 1st October 2016,
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen are on an inconsistent run at the start of the 2016/17 season with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from their 5 Bundesliga matches so far. The two defeats have come in the first two away matches and were staring at another one in the trip to Mainz last weekend. However, two quick goals have earned them their first away win in the league with a 3-2 margin. They backed this up with another away win in the Champions League trip to face the Ligue 1 outfit Monaco.
Borussia Dortmund on the other hand have suffered 1 defeat from their 5 league matches so far, which came away at the newly promoted Leipzig. Unless otherwise they have been prolific winning 4 and scoring a massive 16 goals. They have also turned into a possession oriented side which was evident after dominating Real Madrid in the midweek’s 2-2 Champions League draw. Dortmund start the matchday 6 sitting second in the league table, 3 points below Bayern Munich. While Leverkusen are 7th at a 5 point distance.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-Head Stats
Dortmund were winners in the two Bundesliga clashes against Leverkusen last season, 3-0 at home on September 2015 and 1-0 in the fixture at BayArena on February 2016. While Bayer Leverkusen were unbeaten in 4 league meetings prior to that with 2 wins at Dortmund and 2 draws at home.
Bayer Leverkusen haven’t won at home in the last 9 league meetings against Dortmund as they suffered 5 defeats and 4 end in stalemates.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Both sides are coming after meeting tough oppositions in their mid-week Champions League fixtures and fatigue will become an issue here. So expect both teams to be less intensive as usual despite this being a pretty important fixture.
Dortmund certainly look like a team on top of their form at the moment, while Leverkusen are inconsistent. Moreover Dortmund are unbeaten in their 9 previous visits to BayArena and surely go into this match with a psychological advantage.
Also these two sides have kept only one clean sheet from their 5 league matches this season and there is a good chance for this games to see both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Dortmund to score Over 1.5 goals at 1.72 (8/11).