Dortmund vs Leverkusen: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:12 AM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019 11:12 AM UTC

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<div><h2>Dortmund vs Leverkusen</h2><h2><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-size:15px">Saturday, September 14th, at Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)</strong></a></h2><p>After 2 great wins in a row in which they score 8 goals, Dortmund shockingly lost 3-1 on the road against the newly promoted side Union Berlin. They dominated the match recording 74% possession, but they failed to win having just 2 shots on target. The lack of concentration at the back was the key to this defeat and it looks like their defensive issues from last season are yet to be solved. Usually they are brilliant going forward, but they weren’t clinical enough missing the last pass. They conceded in all their 3 domestic games so far and we expect them to extend this defensive poor run of form on Saturday against Leverkusen. On the other side, the visitors are unbeaten so far earning 7 points in 3 games. They were very unlucky not to beat Hoffenheim in their last domestic fixture. They had the possession (75%), they controlled the rhythm, but they failed to find the back of the net.</p><h2>Team News:</h2><p>There are many world-class players in Dortmund’s squad but their star striker, Paco Alcacer, in simply on fire for both club and national team. He already netted 9 goals for club in country in 7 matches across all competitions. He’s a goal-machine but unfortunately, he’s getting injured in almost every season. If he won’t get injured this season, he will definitely fight Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski for the Bundesliga top-scorer trophy. Leverkusen are one of the top teams this season after enjoying a great summer transfer window but also after managing to keep on of the most talented German players, the future of Germany’s national football team, Kai Havertz. Peter Bosz is doing an amazing job with Leverkusen and their objective this season is to finish in top 4 and earn a Champions League position. Dortmund might be without some of their key players for this match all injured and doubtful - Manuel Akanji, Nico Schulz and Axel Witsel.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Dortmund are favourites to win this match just because they are playing in front of their brilliant fans. They are priced at 1.75 with Unibet while Leverkusen are priced at 4.33 with Bet365. Both teams have huge attacking firepower, talented and creative players from the middle and up so it’s very tough to determine who will win this clash. If Akanji, Schulz and Witsel will be ruled out for this match, Leverkusen might even pull off the upset and beat Dortmund. So, we will skip the winners-market and focus on the goals market because we expect goals. We’ve seen both teams scoring in 4 of their previous 5 mutual encounters and over 2.5 goals again in 4 of their last 5 head-to-heads. Both teams have improved, and the question is who will dominate and impose the pace. The match will be closer than the odds suggest, so why not to take Leverkusen +0.5 Asian Handicap at 2.0 with Betfair. But again, we don’t want to risk anything so we will go with goals.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bundesliga Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.66 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><div> </div></div>
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