Prediction and odds for the game: Dortmund (19/20) vs Bayer Leverkusen (23/10)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday 6 February 2022, Kick-off 14:30
Where: Signal Iduna Park
On Sunday afternoon, Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park, in a game that could be crucial in the German title race and the fight for Champions League spots.
BVB will look to keep the pressure on reigning champions and league leaders Bayern Munich, who currently hold a six-point lead at the top of the table.
Marco Rose’s team have at times been frustrating this season, which is now becoming the norm for the home team in the German top-flight. However, their recent league form has been strong, as they head into this game on the back of four wins from their last five outings in the Bundesliga.
One area of Dortmund’s game that seems relatively consistent is their potency in front of goal, as they have scored at least two goals in seven of their last nine matches in the Bundesliga. However, they could well be missing star striker Erling Haaland due to injury.
Dortmund have also been formidable at Signal Iduna Park of late in the German top-flight, winning 13 of their last 14 league matches on home soil. Their only blip was a controversial 3-2 loss against Bayern.
The visitors look like the best of the rest in the German top-flight, as Die Werkself are in third place in the table, trailing BVB by seven points. However, Gerardo Seoane’s team are in a mighty battle to secure a Champions League spot this season.
Bayer are just two points above fifth-place Freiburg in the table. A defeat in this clash and they could find themselves outside the top-four by the end of the weekend. After such a promising start to the campaign, they will be keen to strengthen their position in the Champions League spots.
The visitors look to have recovered from their slight stumble in form towards the end of last year. They are now three games undefeated in the Bundesliga, having recorded two straight league wins over Monchengladbach and Augsburg.
The Czech Republic international Patrik Schick has played a big part in Leverkusen’s current position in the table, as the 26-year-old has scored an incredible 18 goals in just 17 Bundesliga appearances this season.
This game will see two of the Bundesliga’s most exciting teams clash and should be a fantastic spectacle. This fixture almost guarantees goals as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in the last eight meetings between these two teams. The first bet we are backing is over 3.5 goals scored.
The second is Dortmund to record a narrow victory. BVB have won the last six home meetings with Bayer while scoring at least three times in all six victories.
Our Tips: We are backing Dortmund to record a win at odds of 19/20 and/or over 3.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Can Dortmund keep their title challenge alive or will Bayer boost their top-four hopes at Signal Iduna Park?