German Bundesliga EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0, Live Stream and TV telecast: We have a heavyweights battle on the way as Bayer Leverkusen encounter Borussia Dortmund this Saturday, October 1st.
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Match: Bayer Leverkusen Vs Borussia Dortmund (German Bundesliga)
Date: October 1st, 2016; 12:30 EDT, 17:30 BST, 16:30 GMT+0, 22:00 IST
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen
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Roger Schmidt’s side is on an inconsistent run at the start of the 2016–17 campaign with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from their 5 Bundesliga outings so far. The two losses have come in the first two away fixtures and were staring at another one in the trip to Mainz last weekend. However, two quick goals have earned them their first away win in the league with a 3–2 margin. They backed this up with another away win in the Champions League travel to face the Ligue 1 side Monaco. As regards injury news, Leverkusen has only one significant injury concern it is winger Karim Bellarabi.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have been beaten just once in their 5 league outings so far, which was a surprising loss to a newly promoted Leipzig side. Unless otherwise they have been prolific winning 4 matches and scoring immense 16 goals. They have also changed into a possession oriented team which was evident after dominating Real Madrid in the Tuesday 2–2 UEFA Champions League match. Dortmund start the matchday 6 occupying second spot in the Bundesliga overall table, 3 points behind archrivals Bayern Munich. While Leverkusen are 7th at a 5 point distance. As for Dortmund injury news, centre back Neven Subotic and right-back Erik Durm remain long-term absentee, while skipper Sven Bender remains doubtful, as well as talismanic winger Marco Reus.
Bayer Leverkusen Vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-Head stats
Dortmund won 1–0 at the BayArena the last time the two sides met in February earlier this year.
Bayer Leverkusen: Predicted Line-up (4–4‑2)
Leno – Wendell, Dragovic, Toprak, Henrichs – Mehmedi, Aranguiz, Kampl, Brandt – Hernandez, Pohjanpalo.
Borussia Dortmund: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Burki – Schmelzer, Papastathopoulos, Ginter, Piszczek – Weigl, Castro, Götze – Mor, Dembélé, Aubameyang.