Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
|Date & Time||Sunday February 21, 2016, 9:30 AM (EST)|
The Line: Bayer Leverkusen 12/5 Draw 5/2 Borussia Dortmund 11/10
Bt Sport; Fox Soccer
Probably the game of the weekend across Europe will see Bayer Leverkusen host Borussia Dortmund in what should be a cracking competitive game and definitely the game of the weekend in Germany. Bayer Leverkusen have been having a good season and are currently fourth in the league table thirteen points behind Borussia Dortmund in second. Leverkusen's season has been highlighted by Chicarito's brilliance sincehis arrival from Manchester United. Hernandez finally getting a starting role has led to thirteen goals in seventeen league games and he is undoubtedly Bayer Leverkusen's best player this year. With Kieblng, Calhanoglu, Brandt and Kramer ably supporting Hernandez this is a team that is confident and just held Bayern Munich to a 0-0 draw at the Bayarena three weeks ago. Leverkusen also had a very poisitive result on Thursday in the Europa League winning away to Sporting Lisbon.
Borussia Dortmund had animpressivewin against Porto at home on Thursday, Dortmund now look to make it eleven wins in fourteen games as they travel to the Bay Arena in Leverkusen. Borussia Dortmnd have one of the top scorers in Europe in Aubeymeyang who has netted twenty in twenty appearances. With Aubeymeyang, Reus and Kagawa there is some serious attacking talent in this squad. Borussia Dortmund are pretty much guaranteed second place in the league at this point and will more than lkely not catch Bayern Munich. It is possible I think that Dortmund take their eye off the ball here as they have a tricky trip to Porto on Thursday and a 2-0 lead while good it is not guaranteed. Where Bayer Leverkusen are coming home with a 1-0 win and a home tie against Sporting.
This one looks to be a really great match up and while Borussia Dortmnd probably deserve respect I dont knwo if they deserve favouritism here. I am going to take Bayer Leverkusen +1, I think Leverkusen are going to giv e this a good go and I like their chances of getting something from this game.