Dortmund vs. Leverkusen: Bundesliga Matchday 21 Betting Preview

Dortmund’s players celebrate a goal against Hoffenheim during a Bundesliga match. Daniel Roland/AFP

Two of the Bundesliga’s top-tier squads battle in hopes of gaining traction on league leaders Bayern Munich. Read on for our free Bundesliga match preview, predictions, analysis, and soccer picks.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer Leverkusen

Sunday, February 06, 2022 – 09:30 AM EST at Signal Iduna Park

The Bundesliga delivers an entertaining doubleheader on Sunday, beginning with a crucial meeting at the top of the table, as Borussia Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen.

The home side attempt to apply more pressure on Bayern Munich in their bid for Germany’s domestic title, while Leverkusen looks to keep on track for a top-four finish.

Form, Mentality, Bundesliga Odds and Trends

  1. A minimum of 3 goals have separated Dortmund and opponents in their previous 3 home victories in all competitions
  2. Both teams have scored in Bayer Leverkusen’s last 8 Bundesliga games
  3. Bayer Leverkusen have scored at least 1 goal in 11 consecutive away games
  4. Bayer Leverkusen have conceded at least 1 goal in their previous 10 matches
  5. Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in 25 of their last 30 home meetings
  6. Borussia Dortmund won at halftime/fulltime in their last 3 home games

Rhineland Foes Do Battle

The most highly anticipated Bundesliga meeting of the weekend will place Rhineland rivals Bayer Leverkusen in the heart of Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. With a mere two league positions separating the two, Dortmund can extend the gap between both sides to eleven points should victory come their way.

However, Marco Rose can only control the teams behind him by focussing on his squad’s performances, as destiny will need to take part for any hope of closing the six-point gap separating Dortmund from Bayern Munich. This is entirely possible given the slip-ups Munich have suffered this season already.

Rose’s men will be confident in shutting out their visitors, winning all six of their most recent encounters with Leverkusen, whilst netting 23 goals for good measure. The Black and Yellows enter the clash riding a 3-game win streak. They shouldn’t have confidence issues in believing a fourth is highly possible to ultimately keep on the Bavarian’s tail in the Bundesliga title race.

Leverkusen isn’t so comfortable in their league position. Third place is excellent for their Champions League qualifying hopes. Still, the entire top half of the Bundesliga are intertwined in a battle for the coveted European qualifying positions with minor point gaps separating 3rd – 10th place.

Goals, Goals, and More Goals

When it comes to goal scoring, league leaders Bayern Munich are the only team to surpass the 52-goal tally of Dortmund this season. If recent form is anything to go by, the home side shouldn’t struggle to penetrate the visitor’s defense.

Leverkusen has been high-flyers in front of goal themselves this term (49). With the second-best away record in the division with an average of 2.3 goals-per-game, the key statistics suggest the visiting side can cause Dortmund multiple problems.

Final Thoughts | Bundesliga Matchday 21 Betting Picks and Odds

It’s difficult not to envision a high-scoring affair playing out between these two sides, as we’re going to witness two of the league’s highest-scoring teams. To add, this fixture rarely fails to deliver on entertainment value, with 40 goals being scored from Dortmund and Leverkusen’s previous 8 meetings.

The top sportsbooks remain tentative in their moneyline odds, giving us some tempting value on a Borussia Dortmund home win.

Bundesliga Pick: Borussia Dortmund to Win ML (-105) at Bet365

Bundesliga Pick: Over 3.5 goals (-105) at Unibet

Dortmund vs. Leverkusen Correct Score Pick: 4-2 (+2800) at Bet365