Bundesliga : Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund : Match Preview

Leverkusen vs Dortmund
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Midtable clubs ready to fight it out against eachother, it’s Leverkusen vs Dortmund yet again in the Bundesliga.

Match Details

Venue : Bay-Arena, Leverkusen.

Date : 02/12/17 – 20:00 (IST), 14:30 (GMT), 16:30 (CEST).

TV Telecast : No Telecast in India, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.

Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen : Well they aren’t in the form of their lives, as they are placed on 6th position with 20 points from 13 MatchDays, quite midtable isn’t it? In all fairness their defensive line up isn’t appreciable they have conceded 18 times during these 13 MatchDays but their attacking line up is quite appreciable 26 times they scored. 25-year-old Kevin Volland is gradually becoming a Talisman for Die Werkself, Volland netted 8 times and also gave 1 assist this season in the Bundesliga. Now they face a quite identical opponent on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund. So we are about to witness another high scoring encounter? Well! Well! Time will tell. Team news is Wendell, Jonathan Tah and Former Borussen Sven Bender are big doubt’s for the game with injuries elsewhere Dominik Kohr is suspended for the clash.

Possible line up Leverkusen (3-4-2-1) – Leno; L. Bender, Tah, Retsos; Mehmedi, Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger, Brandt; Volland, Bailey; Alario.

Borussia Dortmund : I don’t like to offend anyone but Peter Bosz isn’t of BVB material it seems, I mean c’mon even Tuchel had a better defense than this one. Dortmund currently stand on 5th position with 21 points from 13 MatchDays scoring 33 times and conceding 20 times. The RevierDerby always shows us something extravagant, was the same yet again, 4-4 the scoreline and Aubameyang with a red card, the Mother of all German Derbies they said! Very Well Said! It might have been entertaining for the Neutrals but not at all for BVB fans atleast. (not saying the same for Schalke fans, I mean they made a comeback from 4-0 down to 4-4 equal! They are the one’s to be the happiest that Day) The defense need to start working fast or else it will be tough to get a UCL spot at the least for the Borussens. Will we see a change in Bosz’s tactics then? Maybe! Dortmund has a host of players who will and may remain out for the fixture with injuries, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is suspended after his 2nd yellow red against the Royal Blues, Marco Reus, Mario Götze, Lukas Piszczek, Eric Durm and Sebastian Rode all are set to remain out. Roman Bürki (Concussion) is a major doubt for the fixture.

Possible line up Dortmund (3-4-3) – Weidenfeller; Toprak, Sokratis, Bartra; Pulisic, Sahin, Dahoud, Guerreiro; Yarmolenko, Schuerrle, Philipp.

And yea, BVB always struggled against Leverkusen, look at the Head To Head stats below.

Head to Head

Overall – 38 matches.

Drawn – 11 matches.

Leverkusen won – 18 matches.

Dortmund won – 9 matches.

Leverkusen scored – 70 goals.

Dortmund scored – 49 goals.