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The Bundesliga 1 fixture at BayArena on Tuesday sees home team Bayer Leverkusen go up against Borussia Dortmund.
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Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat last time out to Union Berlin.
In that game, Bayer Leverkusen had 68% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, 1. FC Union Berlin got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Cedric Teuchert (88') scored for Union Berlin.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Bayer Leverkusen have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Leverkusen have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals during that time.
Ahead of this meeting, Bayer Leverkusen are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
In their previous fixture, Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Mainz.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 73% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Borussia Dortmund was Thomas Meunier (73'). 1. FSV Mainz 05 got 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Levin Öztunalı (57') was the scorer for Mainz.
Over the course of their previous 6 clashes, Borussia Dortmund have bagged a total of 11 goals. Dortmund have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they have had 5 goals go into their own net. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings going back to 02/12/2017 shows us that Bayer Leverkusen have won 1 of these and Borussia Dortmund 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 28 overall at an average of 4.67 goals per match.
The last league clash between these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 21 on 08/02/2020 when it finished Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 Borussia Dortmund.
That time, Bayer Leverkusen managed 51% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Kevin Volland (20', 43'), Leon Bailey (81') and Lars Bender (82').
At the other end, Borussia Dortmund had 11 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Mats Hummels (22'), Emre Can (33') and Raphaël Guerreiro (64') scored.
The referee was Markus Schmidt.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund manager Edin Terzić has to choose a team with limited availability. Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Torn Muscle Fibre), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Giovanni Reyna (Infection) and Thorgan Hazard (Muscle Injury) will not be playing here. Emre Can is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re inclined to think that Bayer Leverkusen are likely to put one past this Borussia Dortmund outfit, although just one goal possibly won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’ve gone for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for Borussia Dortmund when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BayArena (30,810)
Captain: Charles Aránguiz
Chairman: Fernando Carro
Manager: Peter Bosz
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 3, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Star Man: Leon Bailey
Regularly used in the Left Wing position, Leon Bailey was born in Jamaica. Having made his senior debut playing for KRC Genk in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.