Sunday, January 29, 2023. 19:30
As Bayer Leverkusen welcome Borussia Dortmund to the BayArena, an entertaining match is assured. Bayer Leverkusen is on a five-run winning streak and will be hoping to make it six consecutive wins. Borussia Dortmund have recorded 2 wins from 2 after Bundesliga resumed and will also play the match to win and make it 3 out of 3. This sets the stage for an attacking football from both sides.
Xabi Alonso has worked miracles to transform Bayer Leverkusen who were close to relegation to competing for a place in European football next season. Will the confidence be enough to cause an upset against Borussia Dortmund? The home form of Bayer Leverkusen suggests so.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Bayer Leverkusen (DWWWWW)
Considering the change in fortune for Bayer Leverkusen after the appointment of the former Liverpool player, Xabi Alonso, it is proper to say that a change in formation and tactics is finally well received by the players. Bayer Leverkusen is no longer fighting relegation but for a place in European football qualification. The return from the injury of Florian Wirtz is a big boost for the team.
Bayer Leverkusen have won 7, drawn 3 and lost 7 of the matches played in the Bundesliga this season. At home, Leverkusen have lost 3 and won 4 of the 9 matches played. Bayer Leverkusen have scored 19 goals and conceded 11 when playing at home. At home, Leverkusen have not lost in the last 6 matches played.
Borussia Dortmund (DWLLWW)
The return of Jude Bellingham from suspension will be a major boost to the way Borussia Dortmund play at the BayArena. Borussia Dortmund have taken maximum points from the matches that have been played after the break. The defence was found wanting when Dortmund played Augsburg in that free-scoring game. Edin Terzic will be hoping his defence puts in a solid performance to avoid a repeat of that match.
Away from home, Dortmund have lost 5 and won 4 in the 9 matches played. The Black and Yellows have scored 11 goals and conceded 17 when playing away from home. This can be worrying for Edin Terzic considering the attacking threat of Bayer Leverkusen.
Expert Betting Tips
These 2 Bundesliga giants have met 47 times with Dortmund winning 20 and Bayer Leverkusen winning 16. The goal-to-game ratio for matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Dortmund is 3.15. This season, Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.67 goals per game while Dortmund averages 2.21 goals per game. Hence, expect goals from both sides and over 2.5 goals. Due to the attacking potential on display, it will be worth it to consider corners as both side sides mainly attack from the wings. Of the late 8 matches played, 6 have resulted in under 4.5 cards.
Below are the expert predictions.
- Home or draw and BTTS for 2.13 odds (betking);
- Over 8.5 corners for 1.6 odds (1xbet);
- Under 4.5 bookings for 1.75 odds (bet365).