The Bundesliga is back in action with a series of games this weekend when Borussia Dortmund take on Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Both teams can score on their day and are desperate to win this game.
Bayer Leverkusen finished third in the Bundesliga table last season and had a strong end to the season. The away team beat Udinese 2-1 last week and will try to achieve a similar result in this game.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, secured second place in the table last season and has been quite inconsistent over the past year. The Ruhr Valley giants drew 1-1 against Antalyaspor in their last game and will have to step up their game this weekend.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen head to head
Borussia Dortmund has a good record against Bayer Leverkusen, having won 19 of the 46 matches between the two teams. Bayer Leverkusen have 16 wins against Borussia Dortmund and will try to close the gap on Saturday.
The teams last met in February this year and ended in an impressive 5-2 victory for Bayer Leverkusen. Borussia Dortmund were thoroughly outplayed that day and have a point to prove this weekend.
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Sebastien Haller has been diagnosed with cancer and will not be available for selection for the foreseeable future. Niklas Sule has been injured and is ruled out of this game.
Hurt: Niklas Süle, Felix Passlack
Not available: Sebastian Haller
Florian Wirtz is recovering from a long-term injury and will not be used in this game. Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Amine Adli and Karim Bellarabi are also recovering from injuries and could now play a role this weekend.
Hurt: Florian Wirz
Doubtful: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Amine Adli, Karim Bellarabi
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Estimated XI
Borussia Dortmund Expected XI (4-4-2): Gregor Koebel; Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Meunier; Mahmoud Dahoud, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus; Karim Adeyemi and Donyell Malen
Expected eleven from Bayer Leverkusen (4-4-2): Lukas Hradecky; Jeremie Frimpong, Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, Mitchel Bakker; Robert Andrich, Charles Aranguiz, Sardar Azmoun, Adam Hlozek; Moussa Diaby and Patrik Schick
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Borussia Dortmund have lost some big names in the transfer market and will need to make amends in the coming weeks. With Erling Haaland now in the Premier League, the likes of Donyell Malen and Julian Brandt need promotion this weekend.
Bayer Leverkusen can beat on their day and have caused problems for Borussia Dortmund in the past. Both teams are currently balanced and could work out a draw on Saturday.
Forecast: Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen
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