Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Predictions
German Bundesliga | BayArena | 8th February 2020 18:30
Bayer Leverkusen welcome Borussia Dortmund on Saturday afternoon in the German Bundesliga in arguably the biggest game this weekend takes place at the BayArena, a game which sees fifth in the Bundesliga meet third. Just 5 points separate the two teams so this should be a good match.
Bayer Leverkusen have won 3 of their 4 matches including wins over Paderborn away and Fortuna Dusseldorf at home in the Bundesliga. Bayer Leverkusen have been difficult to beat in recent home league games, losing only 2 of their last 13 at the BayArena. However, wins have not always been easy to come by and Bayer Leverkusen have won 2 of their last 7 home Bundesliga matches. Bayer Leverkusen have kept just one clean sheet in their last 7 league matches at home. Both teams have scored in 5 of their last 7 home Bundesliga games. Looking ahead to the team news and Bayer Leverkusen are without Kerem Demirbay who is suspended and the injured Charles Aranguiz. Julian Baumgartlinger, Paulinho and Sven Bender are all doubts.
Borussia Dortmund were in cup action in midweek but were eliminated from the competition as they lost 3-2 at Werder Bremen. That was their first defeat in 4 matches since the winter break having previously won all 3 games in the Bundesliga. The victories came at Augsburg and at home against Koln and Union Berlin. Borussia Dortmund have lost just one of their last 9 Bundesliga matches and the defeat came away against Hoffenheim. Scoring goals away from home as not being a problem for Borussia Dortmund and they have scored 12 goals in their last 4 away games. However, they’ve managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last 5 away Bundesliga games. In 24 of Borussia Dortmund’s last 27 games in the Bundesliga, there have been over 2.5 goals scored and they are very exciting to watch. Borussia Dortmund travel without Marco Reus who is out until March with a muscle injury. Raphael Guerreiro and Thomas Delaney will be assessed ahead of the game.
Dortmund’s prolific form in front of goal may continue in Saturday’s game. Given their recent goal scoring record, we feel that Dortmund may score at least three goals once again in Saturday’s game. We are backing Dortmund to score over 2.5 goals this weekend.
PREDICTION : 2-3 BORUSSIA DORTMUND WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : OVER 2.5 FT GOALS @ 1.42 @ BETKING
ANYTIME GOALSCORER : HAALAND ERLING @ 1.90