Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/04/2024

Bayer Leverkusen
03/04/24 - 19:45

Finished

4

-

0

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Bayer Leverkusen - Fortuna Dusseldorf

Germany DFB Pokal - BayArena

2nd Round

Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf predictions
Bayer Leverkusen are expected to sweep past Dusseldorf – Photo by Icon Sport

Trophy-chasing Bayer Leverkusen take on lower-league outfit Dusseldorf at the BayArena in the DFB Pokal semi-finals on Wednesday, April 3rd. Check out our German betting tips for the knockout clash below.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf prediction: Die Werkself targeting comfortable win

Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 Bayer Leverkusen Goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Dusseldorf

Anytime Goalscorer

 

Patrik Schick

Key Stats

  • Bayer Leverkusen scored at least three times in each of their four DFB Pokal fixtures this season.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have yet to lose a single competitive match this term.
  • Patrik Schick have scored five times in his last five appearances for Leverkusen.
  • Leverkusen have covered a -1.0 goal handicap in seven of their last 12 home assignments.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Visitors are huge handicaps

  • HOME: 1/7 (1.14) – 87.5%
  • DRAW: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%
  • AWAY: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Bayer Leverkusen took a giant step towards claiming their first-ever Bundesliga title when they beat Hoffenheim at the weekend and Die Werkself can inch towards another trophy when they host lower-league Dusseldorf in the DFB Pokal on Wednesday. The bookies have given them an 87.5% chance of getting the job done, which looks like a fitting percentage.

Our top football tips have all been geared towards a comfortable Leverkusen win this week, with Dusseldorf expected to struggle. The visitors have enjoyed a favourable run of cup draws to this point, though Leverkusen should be a challenge to stiff to conquer.

Last five H2Hs: First meeting in four years

Germany Bundesliga I 26/01/20

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3
Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

0

Germany Bundesliga I 24/08/19

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

1
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3

Germany Bundesliga I 17/02/19

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2
Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

0

Germany Bundesliga I 26/09/18

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

1
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Bayer Leverkusen haven’t played Dusseldorf since January 2020 and they haven’t lost to their less-illustrious opponents in any encounter since 1990.

Bayer Leverkusen preview: Xabi Alonso could make changes

Exequiel Palacios and Arthur are still sidelined for Leverkusen while Victor Boniface could miss out again having aggravated a groin problem. Typical to form, Bayer scored an injury time winner to see off Hoffenheim at the weekend.

Predicted lineup: Hradecky – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Andrich, Xhaka, Grimaldo – Hofmann, Wirtz, Schick

Germany Bundesliga I 14/04/24

W

Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

5

UEFA Europa League 11/04/24

W

West Ham

West Ham

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Germany Bundesliga I 06/04/24

W

Union Berlin

Union Berlin

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

Germany DFB Pokal 03/04/24

W

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

4

Germany Bundesliga I 30/03/24

W

TSG Hoffenheim

TSG Hoffenheim

1

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Dusseldorf preview: Visitors have few injury issues

Fortuna Dusseldorf are going well in third spot in the second tier of German football and their run to the semi-finals of the cup has been a major bonus. The visitors are likely to be deployed in their favoured 4-2-3-1 formation this week.

Predicted lineup: Kastenmeier – Zimmermann, Oberdorf, Siebert, Uchino – Engelhardt, Tanaka, Klaus, Appelkamp, Tzolis – Mustapha

Germany Bundesliga II 13/04/24

W

Wehen SV

Wehen SV

0

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

2

Germany Bundesliga II 07/04/24

W

Eintracht Braunschweig

Eintracht Braunschweig

0

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

2

Germany DFB Pokal 03/04/24

L

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

4

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

0

Germany Bundesliga II 30/03/24

W

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

1

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

3

Germany Bundesliga II 15/03/24

W

VfL Osnabruck

VfL Osnabruck

0

Fortuna Dusseldorf

Fortuna Dusseldorf

4

Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf prediction
Leverkusen's Patrik Schick has been in red-hot form of late – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick has been stepping up in the absence of injured Leverkusen top scorer Victor Boniface and the Czechian striker has scored five times in his last four outings for Die Werkself in league and cup.

Schick to deliver again?

28-year-old Schick has been in razor-sharp form in the final third of late and the centre-forward will be eager to carry his excellent recent form in Wednesday’s semi-final. Schick had been a bit-part player before Boniface’s injury, though he has taken his chance to shine with both hands.


Avatar of Simon Winter
Simon Winter

Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.