Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen


On Saturday afternoon, Dortmund will look to get back to winning ways in the Bundesliga, as they welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund looked set for another sparkling start to the campaign, winning their opening two games, only to suffer a shock 3-1 defeat at league new boys Union Berlin last time out. Even at this early stage of the season, the defeat was a major blow to Lucian Favre’s team.

The defeat in the capital ended a five-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga for BVB stretching back to last season. The loss also ended a four-game winning streak for Favre’s team.

Jaden Sancho and co. have been prolific in the German top-flight of late, scoring at least two goals in eight of their last nine matches, with the exception of the loss against Union.

Dortmund have a very strong recent home record in the Bundesliga. BVB have won six of their last seven matches on home soil in the German top-flight. Incredibly, the home side has scored at least two goals in their last 18 home league matches.

Bayer Leverkusen have picked up a respectable seven points from their three Bundesliga games so far this season. Last time out, Hoffenheim held the visitors to a goalless draw. The draw means that Bayer are unbeaten in nine games in the German top-flight, having recorded seven wins.

Bayer have been strong on their travels of late in the Bundesliga, winning eight of their last ten away games, including their last four on their travels.


Dortmund have a host of players who may not feature due to injury, including Patrick Osterhage, Nico Schulz, Luca Unbehaun, Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel and Mateu Morey.

Bayer have no reported injury problems.

Match Prediction

Dortmund will be desperate to get back to winning ways after that shock defeat against Union Berlin. However, Bayer Leverkusen are a dangerous opponent. I can see the home side sneaking a narrow victory in a high-scoring clash.

3/4 Odds


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