Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction, odds & betting tips – 21/04/2024

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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Can Dortmund end Leverkusen's lengthy unbeaten run? – Photo by Icon Sport

Borussia Dortmund take on new Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday, 21 April in a heavy-hitting German contest. Check out our Bundesliga betting tips for the fixture below.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction: Expect goals in Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Both teams to score

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Dortmund 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Marcel Sabitzer

Key Stats

  • Seven of Dortmund’s last nine Bundesliga home games have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Both teams managed to score in six of the last eight tussles between these teams.
  • Dortmund have lost only one of their last six meetings with Leverkusen.
  • Marcel Sabitzer has scored three times in his last two appearances for Dortmund.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Teams are tough to split

  • HOME: 31/20 (2.55) – 39.2%
  • DRAW: 27/10 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Borussia Dortmund booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals at Atletico Madrid’s expense in midweek and spirits in their camp should be high this weekend as a consequence. The bookies think Dortmund have a 39.2% chance of becoming the first side to defeat Leverkusen this term and our top football predictions think they have a shot.

Leverkusen landed the German title for the first time in their history last weekend and subsequently knocked West Ham out of the Europa League on Thursday, though they could be physically and emotionally drained after a historic seven days and Dortmund could capitalise.

Last five H2Hs: Dortmund have had the better of it

Germany Bundesliga I 03/12/23

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

1

Germany Bundesliga I 29/01/23

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

2

Germany Bundesliga I 06/08/22

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

1
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

Germany Bundesliga I 06/02/22

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

2
Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

5

Germany Bundesliga I 11/09/21

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

3
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

4

Borussia Dortmund held Bayer to a 1-1 draw in Leverkusen earlier in the campaign and BVB have lost only one of their six previous meetings with Die Werkself overall since May 2021.

Borussia Dortmund preview: Union could be unchanged

Donyell Malen, Sebastien Haller, Ramy Bensebaini and Samuel Bamba are out injured for Dortmund while attacker Karim Adeyemi is suspended and won't be involved this weekend either.

Predicted lineup: Kobel – Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen – Sabitzer, Can, Sancho, Brandt, Reus – Fullkrug

UEFA Champions League 01/06/24

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Real Madrid

Real Madrid

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Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

0

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Darmstadt

Darmstadt

0

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

4

Germany Bundesliga I 11/05/24

L

Mainz

Mainz

3

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

0

UEFA Champions League 07/05/24

W

PSG

PSG

0

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

1

Germany Bundesliga I 04/05/24

W

Augsburg

Augsburg

1

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund

5

Bayer Leverkusen preview: Boniface to return?

Borja Iglesias and Adam Hlosek are in the treatment room at Leverkusen while Amine Adli is serving a ban for an accumulation of yellow cards. Die Werkself scored late on to draw at West Ham on Thursday and booked their place in the UEL semis thereafter.

Predicted lineup: Hradecky – Kossounou, Tah, Hincapie – Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo – Tella, Wirtz, Boniface

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

W

Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

1

UEFA Europa League 22/05/24

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Atalanta

Atalanta

3

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

0

Germany Bundesliga I 18/05/24

W

Augsburg

Augsburg

1

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

W

Bochum

Bochum

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

5

UEFA Europa League 09/05/24

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Roma

Roma

2

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

2

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Marcel Sabitzer has been a source of big moments for Dortmund – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Marcel Sabitzer

Austrian international Marcel Sabitzer has emerged as a key player for Dortmund this season since his move to the club from rivals Bayern Munich last summer and the 30-year-old has been particularly potent in big games.

Sabitzer to make an impact?

Sabitzer was a central protagonist again in midweek when he lodged two assists and a goal in Dortmund’s dramatic Champions League quarter-final triumph over Atletico Madrid. Sabitzer also bagged both goals in Dortmund’s 2-1 win at Gladbach last weekend and that kind of form, he should be dangerous again on Sunday.


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.