Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
SAT 22 MAY 2021 – KO 14:30
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Saturday afternoon, Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, as BVB interim head coach Edin Terzic oversees his final game before the summer arrival of Marco Rose at the club.
The home team have found great momentum in recent months, recording six straight Bundesliga wins, as well as winning the German DFB Pokal Cup 4-2 against RB Leipzig.
BVB’s recent good form has ensured that they will be in the Champions League next season after their participation in Europe’s elite competition looked debatable for much of the Bundesliga campaign.
Dortmund have been prolific of late in the German top-flight, scoring at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 Bundesliga outings. Experienced forward Marcon Reus has played a big role in BVB’s scoring exploits of late, scoring three times in his last four league appearances.
The visitors have already booked a place in the Europa League for next season after securing sixth-place in the Bundesliga. Bayer have been inconsistent of late in the German top-flight, which sums up their campaign this season.
A 1-1 home draw against Union Berlin last time out means that they are unbeaten in three games, although they have also won just one of their last four league matches.
Bayer have been poor on their travels in the Bundesliga of late, winning just one of their last nine away games in the German top-flight. The visitors have struggled for goals away from home in the Bundesliga, failing to score in six of their last eight away games.
Dortmund could be without several players, including Marcel Schmelzer, Mateu Morey, Marwin Hitz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Axel Witsel and Dan-Axel Zagadou.
Bayer may be without Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Lucas Alario, Julian Baumgartlinger, Exequiel Palacios, Daley Sinkgraven, Santiago Arias and Lars Bender all through injury.