Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
The Bundesliga’s third-place team, Bayer Leverkusen, aim to end a four-match winless streak on Tuesday night against Borussia Dortmund at the BayArena. The Company XI have lost three of those four matches and are in a tailspin. The good news for coach Peter Bosz is that the teams around Bayer Leverkusen have slipped up as well. Bayer Leverkusen are seven points behind Bayern Munich who pulled three points further ahead at the weekend with a win versus Freiburg.
On Tuesday night, Borussia Dortmund will arrive at the BayArena seeking a win after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Mainz at the weekend. Borussia Dortmund are level on 29 points with Bayer Leverkusen going into the midweek match. The Yellow and Black have won three of their last six matches in the Bundesliga and have played inconsistent football.
Bayer Leverkusen won this fixture in 2019-20 in a seven-goal thriller with Bosz’s team winning 4-3 against Borussia Dortmund. A win for either side would put them on level points with second-placed RB Leipzig, who also continue to drop points. Bayern Munich play against midtable side Augsburg on Tuesday night. A loss for either Bayer Leverkusen or Borussia Dortmund could see them fall further back in the race for the title if Bayern Munich win.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds
Bayer Leverkusen are aiming to end their four-match winless run in the division on Tuesday night. They have taken just seven points from their last 18 on offer. Despite going winless in four straight games, Bosz’s team have scored goals with 11 over the course of their last six matches in total. They have conceded seven goals during that same six-match run.
The Company XI go into the game on Tuesday night at odds of 9/4 to win the match versus Borussia Dortmund. Bayer Leverkusen have won just once in their last seven Bundesliga games versus Borussia Dortmund. That win came last term at home, 4-3, as previously mentioned.
Borussia Dortmund have taken 10 points from their last 18 on offer. After a dip in form that saw Lucien Favre sacked, the club are on a three-match unbeaten run, collecting seven points from nine on offer. Borussia Dortmund are at odds of 6/5 to win at Leverkusen on Tuesday. They won four of the last five games against Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen are winless in their last two home matches and have only taken 12 points from 21 on offer at the BayArena. Borussia Dortmund’s away form has been very good. They have taken 16 points from 24 on offer on their travels. The clubs are at odds of 3/1 to finish in a draw on Tuesday night.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Team News
Bosz has several players suffering from injuries heading into matchday 17. Santiago Arias is ruled out with a broken ankle. Sven Bender is also ruled out of the match thanks to a knee injury. Paulinho will join the duo on the sidelines with a knee issue as will Weiser – who has a thigh strain. Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Karim Benarabi is a doubt going into the fixture. He has a hand issue. Meanwhile, Palacios is also a doubt due to a back injury.
Borussia Dortmund interim coach Edin Terzic five players ruled out of the match at the BayArena. Emre Can will play no part due to a suspension. Thorgan Hazard remains sidelined with a thigh injury and Marcelo Schmelzer is still ruled out due to a knee injury. Axel Witsel will miss the match with an Achilles tendon injury and Dan-Axel Zagadou will sit out the match with a hamstring strain. Terzic will hope exciting teenager Gio Reyna will be fit to play after shaking off an illness.
Borussia Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho have been tipped as Chelsea’s main transfer targets next offseason. The Blues spent heavily on Bundesliga talent last offseason with Kai Havertz and Timo Werner being inked to deals. Those players could already be sold following a return on goals this term.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
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Five of the last seven Bundesliga matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund finished with both teams scoring goals. Last season’s match at the BayArena was a thriller with seven goals. Four of Bayer Leverkusen’s last six matches in the league finished with both teams scoring goals. Five of Borussia Dortmund’s last six matches in the division also finished with both sides finding the back of the net.
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Haaland has been scoring goals in droves this season for Borussia Dortmund. The Norwegian has scored 12 goals in 11 Bundesliga matches this season. He has scored 19 times in 17 matches in all competitions. Haaland has scored two goals in his last three matches in the division. After missing four matches in the league due to a torn muscle, Haaland has played in Borussia Dortmund’s last three league fixtures.
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Five straight Bundesliga matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Last season’s seven-goal thriller at the BayArena saw goals scored by Kevin Holland (two), Mats Hummels, Emre Can, Raphael Guerreiro, Leon Bailey, and Lars Bender. The two sides were level at two goals apiece at halftime before Guerreiro put Borussia Dortmund ahead just after the break. Bailey and Bender scored in the final nine minutes to give Bayer Leverkusen the victory.
These teams are level on points in the table (29) and are going in opposite directions. Bayer Leverkusen are sinking fast with four straight matches finishing without a win – three of those games ended in losses. Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in three games with seven points from their last nine of offer.
Borussia Dortmund should claim a win this week and keep their form going. They have won four of their last five games versus the Company XI an should push that streak to five from their last six matches.
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