Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(65) 56 Goals 66 (81)
(49) 42 Assists 49 (60)
(6.8) 7.3 Average Ratings 7.3 (7)
25.5 Average Age 26.8
185.5 Average Height (cm) 183.8
(1.1) 1.5 Shots pg 1.5 (1.1)
(55%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 51% (51%)
(1.1) 1 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1.2)
(2.1) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in 1. Bundesliga.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Karim Bellarabi Out 6.7
Player Reason Status Rating
Neven Subotic Out 7.15
Leonardo Bittencourt Out 6.7
Patrick Owomoyela Out N/A

Team News

  • Sebastian Boenisch and Hajime Hosogai compete for a spot at left-back, with the returning Michal Kadlec not fully fit yet.
  • Jens Hegeler is the first option in central midfield.
  • Manager Hyypiä is not expected to make any changes after a good performance against Freiburg last weekend.
  • Neven Subotic is still injured and will be replaced by Felipe Santana.
  • Sebastian Kehl, Sven Bender and Nuri Sahin compete for the spot alongside Ilkay Gündogan.
  • Manager Klopp is likely to field the same team as he did in the last game, with no new injury problems.

Prediction

  • Leverkusen are second in the Bundesliga and perform on a very high level consistently. A win against their direct rivals would be an enormous step forward.
  • Dortmund are one point behind Leverkusen and desperately need a result to keep up their very slight chance of putting pressure on Bayern, who are currently eleven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
  • Expect this to be a hard-fought and competitive game. Both teams need a win in order to keep their chance to challenge Bayern for the title alive.
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Latest Comments

 
  • haha my comment became 2 dislikes but my prediction was right!

  • @YoungMoneyWyman: I realize that many people like him as a player. I agree that his contribution to pressing and defense is quite helpful. However, I do think that he's overrated. He seriously struggles when Dortmund's on the opposition half with the ball. Following this up, he isn't that creative nor fluid; and even when he is, he lacks the skill to materialize that creativity. All in all, I think he doesn't contribute much when Dortmund has the ball.

  • Ugly, ugly game by both sides. Plus I'm not sure how you can say grosskuetz is not quality. Dortmund concede half the goals they do with him playing than when he is not.

  • What happened to Götze in this match? I think it was his worst performance of the season. Hopefully he plays better against Shakhtar.

  • Its clear that Dortmund needs more quality on the bench besides Şahin and Leitner. IMHO, Groskreutz, Schieber and Kehl are not nearly enough. Its also clear that Löw should be giving Kießling a chance on the friendly against France.

  • @Yulva sure anything is possible. But the victory of leverkusen against bayern was very happy. Dortmund is stronger then Bayern. Leverkusen can win but not in normal case. Last game Dortmund won 3:0.

  • i think 1-2

  • bayer leverkusen 3-2 dortmud

  • over2.5 best bet ever.

  • @wawa: Bayer did manage to beat Bayern a few months ago, and they're still playing quite well. Plus, they've never lost a match at the BayArena this season. They will probably have a hard time containing Dortmund though.

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