Bayer Leverkusen locks horns with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday, with both teams level on points in third and fourth place respectively in the table.
These two rivals look set to be in the top four battle. Neither team can afford to fall far off the pace and this will make for an interesting game. Read on to get our betting tips for this clash.
Bayer Leverkusen’s sizzling start to the Bundesliga campaign has faded away in recent weeks. Having gone unbeaten in their first 12 games of the season, they have now gone four games without a win, losing three and drawing one to see their title aspirations fizzle through the air.
The Werkself conceded late in a 2-1 home defeat to Bayern Munich and the wheels have since come off. They lost 2-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt, drew 1-1 against Werder Bremen at the BayArena before succumbing to a 1-0 at Union Berlin in the last league assignment.
Pressure is mounting on coach Peter Bosz with fans expecting nothing short of champions league qualification after narrowly missing out last season. This game will provide a litmus test for these ambitions.
Dortmund who finished second to Bayern Munich last season have had their fair share of challenges this season and their campaign has been far from stellar as a result. They fired coach due to poor performances and new coach Edin Terzic has performed fairly well in his short stint.
Erling Haaland return to action and has looked every bit as good as he was prior to the injury in the last couple of games he has played. He scored twice as they beat Leipzig 3-1 a couple of weeks ago.
There is still work to be done however as they showed in their disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Mainz. They have dropped far too many points at home particularly when facing weaker opposition and that’s something they will need to clean up if they are to achieve their top four goals.
Both of these teams possess plenty of attacking options and we can envisage an attacking spectacle here. There have been goals galore in this fixture with the last 5 straight encounters producing Over 3.5 goals. With the race for top four gathering momentum, we do not expect any drop off in attacking intensity and we are going for a relatively safer option of Over 2.5 goals @ 1.54 with Interwetten as our strongest pick for this game.
Leverkusen has struggled to get results lately while Dortmund appear to have found their stroke, despite the less than ideal result against Mainz in their last league match. Leverkusen’s high pressing game is likely to play right into the hands of Dortmund. The likes of Haaland, Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho have too much guile and quality to tear apart Leverkusen on the counter. We are therefore backing Dortmund to win @ 2.20 with Interwetten bookie review for our final call for this game.
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