The Black and Yellow travel to Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday.

When Bayer Leverkusen hosts Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, they will be attempting to win a sixth straight league game. The visitors, in contrast, have triumphed in both of their contests since starting play again following the World Cup.

Xabi Alonso took over Leverkusen in early October when they were in a precarious situation inside the relegation zone. Since then, he has worked wonders in recent games to move them away from safety and toward the European spots. After three years with Real Sociedad’s B team, the former Real Madrid midfielder, who is taking on his first senior managerial position, had just one victory in his first seven matches across all competitions. However, his team has since won five straight league games to move up to eighth in the standings.

Leverkusen can prove they’ve recovered from their early season slump and catch a top-four competitor in Sunday’s match against Dortmund. On October 22, 2022, After losing their final two matches before the World Cup started in November, Edin Terzic’s Dortmund narrowly defeated Augsburg and Mainz 05 in the past week.

Kick-off: 10:00 pm (IST), 4:30 pm (GMT)

Bayer Leverkusen form (all competitions):

Borussia Dortmund form (all competitions):

Players to Watch

Jude Bellingham

After being one of the most wanted players in the January transfer window, Jude will continue to play for BvB as the Englishman is on fire after the FIFA World Cup. He scored 1 goal and made an assist in the club’s recent encounter with Augsburg. The 19-year-old has scored 12 goals and 3 assists in 23 games so far.

Moussa Diaby

The French star is one of the key players for Leverkusen this season and is known for his speed and finishing. So far, Diaby has recorded 8 goals and 3 assists in 23 games for the club. He has been rumoured to sign for Arsenal but for now, he could be a real threat to Dortmund. Moussa Diaby has made nine goal-related contributions in 17 league starts for Bayer Leverkusen.

Match Facts

  • Leverkusen has won its last five games (Bundesliga). In their last three games, Leverkusen has won both halves and the whole thing (Bundesliga).
  • In their last four home games against Borussia Dortmund, Leverkusen has scored at least two goals in all of them.
  • In six of their last seven games, Borussia Dortmund has scored at least two goals (Bundesliga).

Team and Injury News

Striker Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic is close to making his squad comeback after undergoing surgery for adductor troubles.

While Florian Wirtz is still recovering from a major ACL surgery that stopped him from playing for Germany at the World Cup, Charles Aranguiz is still dealing with a calf issue.

After being suspended, Jude Bellingham is now available and will immediately begin. Captain Marco Reus might recover and make a comeback.

While Sébastien Haller has fully recovered from testicular cancer, Thomas Meunier has sustained a muscular injury. In the process of recovering from a serious knee injury is Mateu Morey.

Head-to-head record

Matches Played-28

Dortmund won-15

Leverkusen won-7


Predicted Lineup

Bayer Leverkusen possible starting lineup:
Hradecky; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Palacios, Andrich, Bakker; Wirtz, Diaby; Hlozek

Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Ozcan; Malen, Brandt, Reyna; Moukoko

Match Prediction

We predict a 1-1 tie between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.
This is arguably the highlight match of the weekend in the Bundesliga, and it should be a tremendously interesting clash, with both clubs preferring to play on the front foot. Leverkusen will be desperate to keep their winning streak going in order to cut the gap on the Champions League qualification spots, but we expect a sharing of the spoils on Sunday.

Where to watch?

Nigeria: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App

United Kingdom – SKY Sports

United States – ABC, ESPN, ESPN +

India – Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2 and Hotstar.

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