Both Bayer and Borussia are tied with 29 points in the Bundesliga standings after 16 rounds. Will it stay that way following Tuesday’s clash at BayArena – find out in our Leverkusen vs Dortmund Preview.
Bayer Leverkusen Recent Form & Team News
With both sides currently in the top four, a hard-fought battle could take place on Tuesday. Even though Bayer Leverkusen are in a four-game winless streak in the league (D1, L3). That’s their worst such winless Bundesliga streak since Oct/Nov 2019. They will try to prevent another failure, which would be their first five-fame run without a win since April/May 2017.
It’s important to note that Leverkusen’s previous three home wins in the league produced precisely three goals in the second 45 minutes with both teams scoring. Yet, their last four home matches in Bundesliga against the rivals currently in the top four (W1, D1, L2) saw them exchange the opening two goals with their opponents in the first 45 minutes.
Player to watch: Leon Bailey netted in last season’s H2H duel at BayArena (W 4-3). Three of his previous five goals were decisive in Leverkusen’s wins.
Peter Bosz will be without Santiago Arias (broken shinbone), Julian Baumgartlinger (muscle), Karim Bellarabi (broken hand), and Sven Bender (knee). Timothy Fosu-Mensah (personal), Exequiel Palacios (back), Paulinho (knee), and Mitchell Weiser (leg) are also out.
Borussia Dortmund Recent Form & Team News
Dortmund entered 2021 in good form, collecting seven points from nine (W2, D1). They averaged 2.0 goals in the second half per contest. Still, with all three matches producing the first half without goals, the fact that 37 (74%) of their previous 50 Bundesliga wins on the road have seen them win the second half is a quite important to know.
H2H history also highlights a stronger second half for the visitors. Namely, Dortmund had a lead or a draw at halftime in any of their previous seven Bundesliga visits to Leverkusen (HT: D4, L3 – FT: W2, D3, L2). Additionally, six of their last seven league H2H clashes vs Leverkusen at all venues have provided over 3.5 total goals.
Player to watch: Erling Haaland scored a brace in the final 30 minutes in Dortmund’s previous away victory. Eight of his nine prior left-footed goals in the league this season came in the second 45 minutes.
Hot stat: Dortmund won the second half by an average difference of 2.22 in their Bundesliga victories in the first 16 rounds this year.
Edin Terzic cannot count on Emre Can (suspension), Thorgan Hazard (muscle), and Giovanni Reyna (illness). Marcel Schmelzer (knee), Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon), and Dan-Axel Zagadou are also out.
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