Borussia Dortmund plays Bayer Leverkusen at the Signal Iduna Park on September 14, 2019.
Borussia Dortmund was established in 1909 and is the second-largest sports club in terms of membership in Germany. The club has won a total of eight German Championships, four DFB-Pokals, six DFL Supercups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. They are the first German football club to win a European title after winning the 1966 Cup Winners Cup. The Die Schwarzgelben finished second behind Bayern Munich in the 2018/19 Bundesliga 1 season.
Borussia Dortmund ranks 3rd in the German league in goal difference at +4. They have scored a total of nine goals this season ( tied for second overall ) and have conceded only five goals so far ( 10th overall in the league ). Eight out of their nine goals were assisted making them the best passing team in the league as of 9/6/19.
Forward Paolo Alcacer is on fire early in the season with already four goals scored for Borussia Dortmund. Likewise, midfielder Jadon Sancho has found the back of the net twice in three matches played. Sancho has also produced three assists while Alcarer has one of his own. Goalkeeper Roman Burki has allowed four goals with four saves in two matches while Marwin Hitz has conceded one goal in his lone appearance.
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Bayer Leverkusen was formed in 1904 by the employees of the German pharmaceutical Bayer. Since the company’s headquarters are located in Leverkusen, that’s how the club’s name was created. Die Werkself has never won the Bundesliga 1 before but they have finished as runners-up a total of five times. Bayer Leverkusen has won the DFB Pokal once and were runners-up in the DFB-Super Cup once as well. When it comes to European competition, they have won the UEFA Cup in 1988. Bayer Leverkusen finished in 4th place in the Bundesliga 1 last season.
Bayer ranks 6th in the Bundesliga in Goal Difference at +3. They have scored a total of six goals ( tied for 5th overall ) while also conceding a total of three goals ( tied for 3rd overall). Five out of their six goals were assisted, making them the 5th best passing team in the German top-flight league.
Kai Havertz, Leon Bailey and Kevin Volland each have scored one goal for Bayer Leverkusen this season. Volland also has two of the club’s assists. Defender Wendell, midfielder Kerem Demirbay also have one assist each while goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky has conceded only three goals with 10 saves this season.
Borussia Dortmund is the soccer betting favorite here and they rank 5th in the Bundesliga with two wins and one loss. They defeated Augsburg and Cologne in their first two matches but they dropped a 1-3 contest to FC Union Berlin in their most recent match.
Bayer Leverkusen ranks 4th in the Bundesliga with two wins and one draw. This undefeated team beat SC Paderborn 07 in their opening match, defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf in their second assignment and were held to a scoreless draw against TSG Hoffenheim in their most recent match.
Head to head, Bayer Leverkusen has won 16 out of their 40 head to head matchups. Borussia Dortmund has won 13 while 11 matches between these two clubs ended in a draw. Borussia Dortmund has not lost in their last five matches with four wins including a 3-2 victory last February 2019.
This matchup has been dominated by Borussia Dortmund recently and although Bayer Leverkusen is also playing well to start the season, Borussia Dortmund is the better offensive team this season. I think they score enough goals to beat Bayer. Prediction: Borussia Dortmund