Borussia Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen in Round 1 of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 6 August 2022. The match venue is Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund, Germany.
Latest odds on betting sites
Borussia Dortmund to win odds are priced at 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 3.10 (+210; 21/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Borussia Dortmund — 45%, draw — 25%, Bayer Leverkusen — 30%.
Latest betting odds on Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen (6 August 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)
- Under 2.5 goals — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Borussia Dortmund — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Bayer Leverkusen — 2.04 (+104; 26/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.36 (-275; 4/11)
- Both teams to score (No) — 3.00 (+200; 2/1)
Match preview and statistics
Borussia Dortmund were runner-up in the 2021-22 season with 69 points from 22 wins, three draws and nine losses. BVB scored a total of 85 goals and conceded 53 goals finishing with a +33 goal difference. They will start the new 2022-23 facing Leverkusen in Round 1.
The Black and Yellows played seven games in the preseason, six were club friendlies, and one was a competitive match, DFB Pokal Round 1. They won four, drew one and lost two. In the DFP Pokal - Round 1, Dortmund beat 1860 Munchen 3-0.
Early into the game, Donyell Malen opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a shot into the bottom right corner, assisted by Raphael Guerreiro. They doubled the lead in the 31st minute as Jude Bellingham found the back of the net from close range. Marco Reus with the assist.
Karim Adeyemi puts the icing on the cake in the 35th minute with the third goal, assisted by Donyell Malem. It was a well-deserved victory for Edin Terzić’s team.
Team news: Sebastian Haller is unavailable for the match.
Bayer Leverkusen finished third in the 2021-22 season with 68 points in the league from 19 wins, seven draws and eight losses. They scored 80 goals and conceded 47, finishing with a +33 goal difference.
Bayer played four preseason games, with two wins, a draw and a loss in the DFB Pokal Round 1 game. They started the preseason with a 6-1 win against MSV Duisburg, played a goalless draw with Panathinaikos, beat Udinese 2-1 and lost 3-4 to Elversberg.
It was underwhelming losing to a league 3 team. Jannik Rochelt gave Elversberg the lead in the second minute with a shot from the centre into the bottom right corner. The Eternal Bridesmaid responded in the fifth minute with a goal by Adam Hlozek from outside the box.
Kevin Koffi converted the penalty to make it 1-2 in the 17th minute. Charles Aranguiz managed to level the scores in the 30th minute. Elversberg went on to score two goals in the 37th and 74th minute, but a late reply by Patrik Schick couldn’t revert the damage that was done already.
Team news: Florian Wirtz is ruled out for the match, while Amine Adli is doubtful.
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H
Both teams faced each other twice last season. Dortmund won 4-3 in the first tie, while Bayer Leverkusen won 5-2 in the return leg.
Lineups and key players
Borussia Dortmund projected starting lineup:
- Gregor Kobel
- Thomas Meunier
- Niklas Sule
- Nico Schlotterbeck
- Raphael Guerreiro
- Mahmoud Dahoud
- Jude Bellingham
- Karim Adeyemi
- Donyell Malen
- Marco Reus
- Youssoufa Moukoko
Donyell Malen is the key player to watch out for. He had a very good performance in the DFB Pokal - Round 1, scored the opener, gave an assist and created the most chances (6). Malen is expected to lead the attack line in the season opener and should be able to get on the scoresheet.
Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:
- Lukas Hradecky
- Jeremie Frimpong
- Odilon Kossounou
- Edmond Tapsoba
- Mitchel Bakker
- Robert Andrich
- Charles Aranguiz
- Moussa Diaby
- Adam Hlozek
- Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick is the key player to watch out for. He was the team’s top scorer last season with 24 league goals in 27 matches. Schick scored a goal in their last match against Elversberg. The Czech international is a good bet for goals.
Prediction and betting tips
Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen will kick off their 2022-23 Bundesliga season against each other. Dortmund are in good form after dominating their DFB Pokal - Round 1 match with a 3-0 win. Bayer Leverkusen lost their last match after going unbeaten in their previous preseason matches.
The Eternal Bridesmaids are still good, they scored three goals in the 3-4 loss, but the defence was lacking. Predictions for this opener are Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Borussia Dortmund, and both teams to scorer (Yes). in the last consecutive five meetings, both teams have scored each other.
The Black and Yellows are the front runner to win this match. They have the home advantage and edge Leverkusen a little. It’s going to be difficult for Edin Terzic’s team to lose their season opener at home.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Borussia Dortmund
Odds: 1.86 (-116 American; 25/29 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.36 (-275 American; 4/11 Fractional)