Bayer Leverkusen welcome Dortmund to the BayArena looking for a first win over this opponent in almost 2 years. Leverkusen made a difficult start to the campaign but they have quickly recovered to pick up six points from the first five games. Borussia Dortmund have been able to keep the two-point deficit to Bayern Munich after a strong start to the season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bayer Leverkusen were able to secure a 2-1 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf in the recent midweek match for the club. This was the third consecutive win for Leverkusen in all competitions and it overcomes the three consecutive Bundesliga losses at the start of the campaign.
Borussia Dortmund enjoyed a remarkable 7-0 success over Nuremberg to remain unbeaten in the campaign. Dortmund are one of the three teams yet to suffer a defeat in the Bundesliga 2018-19 season.
The recent game between these two clubs witnessed a 4-0 win for Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park. The last meeting between Dortmund and Leverkusen at the BayArena produced a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Dortmund are at a price of 2.40 for a victory in the match while Leverkusen are slightly higher at 2.80 for the same outcome. Yet, Dortmund have drawn both of the away matches this season as they depend heavily on results at the Signal Iduna Park, where they have ousted opponents with ease. A key part of the trouble is Dortmund’s inability to break down opposition on the road and this phenomenon has been in place for the last year. Leverkusen may have picked up three consecutive wins in all competitions but they may lack the quality to break down Dortmund’s decent defensive unit. Our preview would stick with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Bayer Leverkusen win odds: 2.80
Borussia Dortmund win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
Dortmund have scored under 1.5 goals in each of the Bundesliga away matches since March. Leverkusen have been able to manage three consecutive wins but they have scored over 2.5 goals only once. The recent meeting between the two clubs at the BayArena produced a 1-1 draw, which would be the pick from our correct score prediction for this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Leverkusen’s average scoring record coupled with Dortmund’s away blues will make this game a low scoring match with little joy for both clubs. Even though some of the recent meetings have produced high-scoring results, they have largely been away from the BayArena. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Marco Reus has been in excellent form at the start of the campaign. He has come up with three goals in the league, while his record against Leverkusen is also extremely good with seven goals in his 15 appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Reus.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marco Reus at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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