Bundesliga / Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen – One of two derbies that will be played in this round puts together two teams that won the first and fourth place last season and will play in the Champions League this year. Both teams started similarly the new season; Bayern has won seven points, Borrusia six and the two teams are neighbours as they occupy the fourth and fifth places in the table. Borrusia unexpectedly lost in the previous round, while Bayer drew. Borussia won both their head-to-head played in the previous season, by 3-2 the one in Dortmund.
Game Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen begins 14.09.2019 at 15:30 CET
Borussia played very good in first two league rounds and won both of them, having scored eight goals. It is interesting that Borussia received by one goal in each match in a manner that they were the first to receive a goal but then they turned the result up-side down. They received a goal in the first minute against Augsburg in Dortmund but then they scored five before the end, while in Cologne they scored three goals after receiving one and won. In the previous round they played away with new member of the Bundesliga Union Berlin and it was supposed to the easiest match, however, it turned out into something completely different.
It seems that Borussia underestimated the rival and again they received a goal around the middle of the first half, but P. Alcacer quickly equalised. It seemed that will again make a turnaround but in the second half they received two more goals and lost for the first time this season. Witsel and Hazard didn’t play but they should be ready now. Besides, there could be further changes due to tiredness of some players after playing for the national team.
Probable lineups Dortmund: Burki – Piszczek, Weigl, Hummels, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus, Brandt – P. Alcacer
Bayer had a better start to the new season and they still haven’t lost a single match although in the previous round they merely draw. Bayer was too quite efficient in first two rounds when it scored three goals in each match, although they received goal in matches. They unexpectedly struggled with Paderborn in the first round but they won 3-2 after the guests equalised twice. Bayer played furiously against Fortuna in Dusseldorf in the first half when they scored all three goals and it was clear that they will win without any problems, although they did receive one goal in the second half.
In the previous round they met Hoffenheim at home and had hoped to win again but something completely unexpected happened. The match ended as a goalless draw and this was really unusual considering the way how the two teams play. Bayer managed to consolidate its defence but the attack simply didn’t have luck, despite fact that the same team played like in Dusseldorf. Even though they didn’t win we don't expect any major changes in the team unless S. Bender is still not fit to play and in that case Dragovic will be his replacement.
Probable lineups Leverkusen: Hradecky – L. Bender, Tah, S. Bender (Dragovic), Wendell – Aranguiz, Havertz, Demirbay – Bellarabi, Volland. Bailey
Betting Pick: Dortmund vs Leverkusen
Both teams started well but floundered in the previous round, but now we expect to play as they naturally do. It means offensively from the first minute, meaning this should be an efficient match, just like were both played last season.
Pick: Over 3 goals
Odds: 1.64 at bethard (down to 1.56 can be played)
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