19th January 2021 – 20:30, BayArena, Leverkusen
One of the most exciting matches of the Bundesliga 17th round is going to take place on Tuesday evening, where Bayer Leverkusen will host Borussia Dortmund. Both teams aim for the very top of the table, and this match will be a big battle for points.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview & Team News
The home side entered a very poor streak as they picked up just a point from the last four rounds. Bayer Leverkusen topped the table before that run, but now, they slipped to third place. The hosts are seven points behind Bayern Munich, but it’s not too late for them to get back in the title race. It seems that a stoppage-time defeat against Bayern had a great negative impact on the team, which remained undefeated only once since then. Peter Bosz’s side has been very disciplined in the back, and Leverkusen is the second-best defensive team in Bundesliga with 16 goals conceded. However, Lucas Alario and the lads haven’t been so confident at BayArena lately, as they booked only two wins in the last five home games. Nevertheless, Bayer fans are positive after their team’s convincing 4:1 victory in German Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt and want to see another good display against big rivals. However, this game will be very challenging for the hosts as they will face some injury troubles.
Borussia Dortmund is leveled up with their upcoming rivals, but the away side snatched seven points from the last three rounds. However, when everybody expected their third victory in a row, they played 1:1 against struggling Mainz at the home ground. The visitors have been very inconsistent this season and haven’t been around the very top for a while. Although Erling Haaland and the lads are the second most productive team, their defense needs to be much tighter. Interestingly, Dortmund has been more comfortable on the road, rather than on Westfalenstadion. They suffered only two defeats in eight away matches, and have been very good at the away grounds. The visitors will try to celebrate another away victory without Axel Witsel, who will be unavailable due to an injury. If they eventually manage to get back home with all three points, Dortmund can get back in the title race.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Clashes between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund have been very exciting lately. Although both sides have an equal chance of winning the game, the visitors have been a bit better lately, and their squad is not impacted by injuries that much. Therefore, we think Dortmund can pick the important three points from this game.
Goals Market Prediction
When these two teams face each other, we can see a lot of goals. Their last five clashes went over a 3.5 margin. This one shouldn’t be much different as we expect to see at least three goals in total.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 2.10
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.55
Correct score 2:3 @ 21.00