Dortmund (@1.83) vs Leverkusen (@4.0)

Our Prediction:

Dortmund will win

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

Theyve got the individual talent and now they just need to piece it all together, but given how stretched they could be in terms of commitments to other competitions, they could struggle to find the right balance. Borussia Dortmund are known for their constant role as a bridesmaid to the bride that is Bayern Munich, but when you analyse the recent summer transfer window, it truly does feel like Dortmund are getting closer and closer to dethroning their rivals at the top of the mountain.

The Millionaires aim to bounce back from a shocking 3-1 loss to newcomers Union Berlin and we are positive that Marco Reus and Co. All eyes will be on Signal-Iduna-Park when Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen face each other in the Bundesliga derby on Saturday afternoon. are going to leave their hearts on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be England international Sancho, who is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.

The teams in question are Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, both of whom will have pretty high expectations for the campaign ahead. The Bundesliga returns this weekend following the international break, with two of the top tiers finest squaring off in a thrilling early season encounter. Dortmund pushed Bayern Munich all the way in the title race last season, whereas Leverkusen are hoping to improve on their fourth place finish as they set their sights on an unlikely title challenge.

Form Summary

Der BVB have scored two goals or more in each of their last 18 outings at Signal Iduna Park and theyve won sixof the last eight meetings between the two sides as well. Going off this, we feel theres reasonable value in backing them to come out on top of a high-scoring scoreline.Our prediction: 3-2 Dortmund. When you compare the two attacks, youd have to lean towards Dortmunds.

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.

In the second part of the match happened unexplainable things. Borussia had only two attempts on the target in that match and that brings worry to the manager. Now, this is exactly why Borussia is incapable of winning the German league and why they shouldnt win it in this season. In the last round, Borussia paid a visit to Union Berlin and everybody expected an easy victory. Union Berlin managed to score two more times for great victory 3-1. After twenty-two minutes of play, Berliners took the lead but only three minutes later Borussia equalized.

So how does this one look in terms of betting? Similarly, for a side that youd have expected to challenge for the title last season, Borussia Dortmund had some troubles of their own Der BVBrecorded just the fifth strongest home and fourth strongest away record in the Bundesliga last season. Well, though many associate Bayer Leverkusen with high scoring and high tempo football, theNorth Rhine-Westphalia based side are yet to truly get back to their best. Under Favre they have been displaying all the signs of a team that are on their way back to their best and that 7-0 win during the week with a brace for captain Marco Reus will do wonders for their morale ahead of the weekend. However, out of the two sides, theres no question that Dortmund look the more changed side over the course of the season. Inconsistency plagued last seasons eventual 5th place finish and their home form isnt as good as youd think Leverkusen won just 8 of their 17 home matches last season (W8 D5 L4).

Today's Tips

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.

Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run in the English top flight to four games, but beating Borussia Dortmund at Signal-Iduna-Park is easier said than done. In previous three meetings between the two teams in the German elite division Lucien Favres troops emerged triumphant and we do not believe that Bayer Leverkusen are capable of putting an end to the negative trend.

Borussia Dortmund scored seven of their nine goals in the second halves of the matches. Paco Alcacer is the teams top goalscorer with four goals scored in three matches. Bayer Leverkusen plays fantastic football in the first forty-five minutes. It is still too early to speak about an average number of goals but so far it is extremely high. On average there are three goals in Leverkusen matches. They scored five of their six goals in that period. The greatest danger for Borussia will be Kevin Volland who scores against them often. BvB won their four last encounters against Bayer Leverkusen when the matches are held in Dortmund. In all those games, Dortmund scored at least three times. In the last two games, Sancho scored for Dortmund once per match. In Borussias matches, one can expect over 4.5 goals.

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.

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