Dortmund (@1.83) vs Leverkusen (@4.0)

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

Dortmund – Leverkusen Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 09:30

Following off that, we feel the best bet has to be backing the visitors Draw no Bet on Saturday that is, if Dortmund win, the bet wins, but if Dortmund draw, the bet is void. Our prediction: 2-1 Dortmund. Dortmunds head-to-head record against Leverkusen over the past few years has been solid enough too, having lost just one of the last seven meetings between them (W4 D2 L1). Der BVB simply have too much going for them:unbeaten in seven competitive outings (W5), holding the best offensive record in the Bundesliga, having a much better depth of attacking quality in players like Marco Reus, Marius Wolf, Christian Pulisic, Jordan Sancho and so on Leverkusen, meanwhile, are a side that have just about won each of their last three matches unconvincingly at that and head into this with the joint second worst defensive record in the league.

Thorgan Hazardis still ruled out, however, so Julian Brandt should be in the starting XI against his former club. Another standout performer over the international break has been Spanish forward Paco Alcacer. He was Dortmunds top scorer last season and has been on the score-sheet in each of his eight games so far in 19/20 for club and country after scoring three in two games for Spain.

Bayer Leverkusen will now hope to capitalize on such woes and bag their fifth Bundesliga win in a row, hoping to catch up with the leagues top 4 as they sit five points behind 4th placed RB Leipzig after 22 games played. They have an even busier schedule of recent, though, and have a lot to prove just days after the Europa League clash against Krasnodar.

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As such, the goals market specifically, over 3.5 goals looks a good place to start looking for a bet. And its not hard to imagine that it will be the attacking players who play the most prominent role in this game. Dortmund have scored the second-most goals so far, while Leverkusen have scored the fifth-most, and yet the two sides share just one clean sheet between them.

Herrlichs men have taken two wins from two in the Bundesliga since albeit against Mainz and Fortuna Dusseldorf and no doubt theyll be eager to continue making amends to their worst ever start to a Bundesliga campaign (L3) this weekend. After a slow beginning, the pair began to build an understanding but it was key man Volland Leverkusens top scorer last season (14 goals) who scored a brace to earn them the three points. Its unlikely coach Herrlich will change the 4-4-1-1 formation that has served them so well over the last week, but it wouldnt be a surprise to see him revert to their strongest starting eleven. Leverkusen opted for change against Dusseldorf with forward Kevin Volland coming in for Julian Brandt and Isaac Thelin making his debut start for the club in place of Lucas Alario. Leverkusens thrilling second-half comeback against Ludogorets in their opening game of the Europa League just over a week back was exactly what they needed to kick start their season.

He is yet to help address their lack of defensive stability from last season, but you could argue that Leverkusens own defensive frailties have been worse in the long-term Boszs men have kept just two clean sheets away from home in 2019 (22%). Dortmund are clearly still vulnerable at the back even with veteran Mats Hummels back at the club no team in the top half has conceded more goals than Dortmund.

We cant imagine them coming close to causing any issues at the top of the table this season in regards to challenging Bayern Munich, but for this game, they should have enough to get over the finish line. Leverkusen, of course, will come at them with everything theyve got, which could wind up leading to something of a goalfest between the two German giants. Dortmund just seem to possess the kind of fire power necessary to overcome Leverkusen and continue their pursuit of the Bundesliga title.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Theyve seen a DFB Pokal exit in the hands of Werder Bremen (on penalties after a 3-3 draw) as well as a 3-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur in Champions League along the way, which could be even more worrying for Lucien Favre and his men. Die Borussen have been held to league draws by Eintracht Frankfurt (1-1), Hoffenheim (3-3), and Nurnberg (0-0) which sees Bayern Munich close in what shapes a thriller title chase.

Mats comes to 32 league matches, scoring five goals and win the league title with Borussia. This time with 81 points, an absolute Bundesliga record. He is then seen as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. In the 2010-2011 season playing Hummels in the base and he stands out with its excellent playmaking, tackles and defensive actions. The league title is won in the 2011-2012 season.