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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Feb 6. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Feb 6. 2022 - Odds & Prediction

In what is a real battle at the top of the Bundesliga table this weekend, both Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to lay down their own markers in rural Germany on Sunday afternoon.

Last seen heading into the brief winter break with an action-packed 3-2 win away at Hoffenheim, Marco Rose's men now simply have their sights set on trying to keep up the pace with defending champions Bayern Munich.

However, last seen signing off January with a thumping 5-1 victory against Augsburg on home soil, Bayer Leverkusen find themselves sat in pole position to clinch a Champions League finish this season.

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Over/Under - Total Goals 2nd HalfOver 1.5
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Over 1.5 goals in the second-half

On paper, there is no doubt that neutrals from across Europe will be hoping that Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen produces another one of their Bundesliga classics on Sunday afternoon.

With BVB claiming a thrilling 4-3 win when the two sides faced off in their reverse meeting on September 11th, it should be noted that the two German giants have a habit of producing fireworks when they meet each other.

In fact, with each of their last eight straight meetings across all competitions finishing with over 2.5 goals by the final whistle, it is hard to see anything other than a similar outcome at the Westfalenstadion.

Likewise, with each of those eight showdowns seeing over 1.5 strikes in the second-half alone, it should be highlighted that another lively affair can be found priced at 8/11 with LeoVegas.

Borussia Dortmund form, squad news, opinion

While Borussia Dortmund might have seen their DFP Pokal adventure come to a shock end at the hands of St. Pauli on January 18th, Marco Rose's men have managed to prove that was just a minor blip.

Last seen heading into the brief winter break with a rollercoaster 3-2 win against Hoffenheim on the road, BVB have won each of their last three Bundesliga matchups on the spin, a run highlighted by a stellar 5-1 victory against Freiburg last month.

Marking their return to action this weekend sat five points adrift of defending champions Bayern Munich, Dortmund have one attacking talisman enjoying another remarkable free-scoring run in rural Germany.

Making the decision to stay put at the Westfalenstadion after being linked with a host of European heavyweights over recent months, Erling Haaland has already racked up 16 Bundesliga goals in just 14 appearances this season.

With their Norwegian superstar once again expected to lead Dortmund's charge on Sunday afternoon, Rose's side also look set to welcome back one of their defensive stars here.

Despite missing back-to-back outings with a hip injury, former Liverpool ace and German international Emre Can has been given the green light to potentially partner Max Hummels at the back.

Bayer Leverkusen form, squad news, opinion

Although Bayer Leverkusen might have signed off 2021 in the midst of a worrying blip, Head Coach Gerardo Seoane has once again seen his side impress many across Germany this season.

Last seen heading into the winter break with back-to-back victories against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Augsburg, Die Werkself find themselves sat in pole position to book a Champions League spot this time around.

Cruising their way to the knockout stage of this year's Europa League, Sunday's guests also have their own attacking talisman who is in the midst of a remarkable purple patch.

Also linked with a potential Premier League switch during the January transfer window, Czech Republic international Patrik Schick has bagged nine goals in just his last seven outings across all competitions.

Looking to spearhead what could be a season-defining victory at the Westfalenstadion this weekend, Bayer Leverkusen could also welcome back a handful of first-team stars here.

Returning from international duties with the Ivory Coast at this year's AFCON, defender Odilon Kossounou could make his return to action alongside Brazilian youngster Paulinho.

History

With Sunday's opponent's first Bundesliga meeting stemming all the way back to 1997, it is fair to say that Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen is a top-flight meeting that has famously produced fireworks over recent decades.

While Leverkusen might have claimed back-to-back wins against their top-four rivals between February 2020 and January 2021, Die Werkself hold what is a largely worrying record.

Including a 4-3 loss when they welcomed Dortmund to the BayArena for their reverse meeting in September, they have won just a pair of their last 10 straight meetings against the title outsiders.

Likewise, it should also be highlighted that Bayer Leverkusen have lost each of their last six consecutive trips to the Westfalenstadion, a run that stems back to 2014.

About the Venue

Hoping to make a late charge for the Bundesliga title in 2022 and finally dethrone Bayern Munich, BVB Head Coach Marco Rose has made it clear just how important his infamous home support will be on Sunday afternoon.

However, having to play at a fraction of their normal capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions in north Rhine-Westphalia, Borussia Dortmund have publically stated how they're hopeful of welcoming more fans back into their iconic home.

Nevertheless, while Rose's side might not have a full stadium here, there is no doubt that Leverkusen will be met by a lively home support this weekend.

Conclusion

Managing to put last month's DKP Pokal defeat at the hands of second-tier St. Pauli behind them, Borussia Dortmund will be desperate to lay down another marker when they return from their brief winter break on Sunday afternoon.

Claiming three Bundesliga wins on the bounce, including a 3-2 victory against Hoffenheim last time out, Marco Rose's men will still know that they should face a stern test in rural Germany this weekend.

Signing off January with a thumping 5-1 win against Augsburg and sat in pole position to clinch a Champions League return this season, Bayern Leverkusen have proven they are a tough challenge for any Bundesliga outfit.

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