The biggest game in the Bundesliga this Tuesday takes place in Leverkusen, where Bayer hosts Borussia Dortmund. These two sides have a long and rich history, with an intense rivalry between them. We often saw them fighting for the top places in the league, which is the situation at the moment. Both Bayer and Dortmund are in the UEFA Champions League zone, tied at the third place, with 29 points each. Only, the form of the respective sides is completely different. The hosts didn’t win in the previous four Bundesliga meetings, while Millionaires haven’t lost in three.
Bayer Leverkusen (+225) is in a tough situation. Not only that they have numerous injuries, but the team from BayArena posted bad performances recently. Not counting the win in the DFB Pokal over Eintracht Frankfurt, Peter Bosz’s crew is without a triumph in the past four games.
They would lose at home to Bayern Munich, 1-2, then on the road vs. Eintracht in Frankfurt, 2-1, before winning only a point at home against Werder Bremen. This weekend, Leverkusen was defeated minimally in Berlin against Union, 1-0.
The troubling thing for the Pharmacists is the fact that they wasted points in matches where they weren’t supposed to, allowing Bayern and Red Bull to pull away in the standings.
In the latest 10 matches at home, across all the competitions, they have seven wins, one defeat, and two draws, keeping their net intact on two occasions.
Borussia Dortmund (+105) looks good, even though the Millionaires posted a draw in the most recent match against Mainz at home. That was something unexpected for the majority of the fans, but at least their winless stretch wasn’t interrupted.
Haaland and the guys won three straight events before this one, scoring at least twice in each one of them. This positive run began in Braunschweig, 0-2, then continued at home beating Wolfsburg, 2-0, and on the road, once they trashed Red Bull in the big derby, 1-3.
Overall, the Millionaires are solid on the road, with two defeats in the previous 10 matches, one draw, and seven victories. In all the winning events, Borussia scored twice.
Seven very important players won’t play for the home team – Arias, Bellarabi, Bender, Fosu-Mensah, Palacios, Paulinho, and Weiser, which is a massive blow for Leverkusen.
On the other side, Thorgan Hazard, Witsel, Schmelzer, and Zagadou are out. Without Witsel, Borussia’s midfield is very vulnerable, and we’ll see how they respond to this setback.
Head to Head Matches
We saw at least four goals in the previous five matches, with Dortmund winning in four and losing just one game, the latest one in Leverkusen, 4-3. The Millionaires netted three goals in every game during this interval.
Goals are in our focus, and we won’t be giving any pieces of advice on which team would win or something connected with the full-time result. Over 1.5 goals in the first halftime are priced at +135. If you seek a safer bet, Over 2.5 goals in the entire 90 minutes are -190, and that would be our strongest pick for this game.
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