Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen rebounded from a dreadful opening to the new season by winning three on the bounce across competitions. The positive thread started in Europa League as Die Werkself bagged a 2-3 victory away at Ludogorets on the opening day of the continental competition.
They went on to see off both Mainz and Fortuna Dusseldorf in last two league games and improve the record to two wins and three defeats in five rounds. Can Heiko Herrlich’s men keep such form going with a result in the derby of the Matchday on Saturday evening?
It will be quite a big challenge for the locals at BayArena given the opposition comes in the likes of Borussia Dortmund. The visitors head into the game with a demolishing 7-0 victory over Nuremberg in their pocket.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
Dortmund lead the head to head tie by two wins, but irt0s Bayer who were much more successful in matches at BayArena.
Die Werkself won 18, drew 12 and lost only 9 of 39 home games against Borussia Dortmund.
Leverkusen won one and drew one of last two home outings with BVB.
However, Dortmund notched 11 goals in last three H2H games against Leverkusen (2 wins and a draw in the process).
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Lucien Favre has reasons to be thrilled after his men’s brilliant attacking showing against Nurnberg on Wednesday. Dortmund bagged an impressive seven-goal tally on the occasion. Marco Reus was especially inspired bagging a brace, while the scoring was opened by Danish youngster Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Dortmund thus made it two wins and a draw in last three league games. They took advantage of Bayern’s mid-week slip-up (1-1 draw at home to Augsburg) to narrow the gap behind the defending champions down to just two points at the very top of the standings.
Favre’s men were much more impressive so far in the season and we have to see them favorites for the spoils against unconvincing Bayer Leverkusen side here. Apart from the away win at 2.60, we will back the visitors to score two or more goals at 1.90.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Dortmund to win @ 2.60 (8/5)
Dortmund Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).