Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on BayArena when Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund square off against each other in the Bundesliga derby. The hosts aim to build on back-to-back wins over Borussia M’gladbach (3-2) and Bochum (2-0), and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Patrick Schick was not missed at all in these games, and even though the Czech Republic international remains on the sidelines alongside Charles Aranguiz, we predict that Xabi Alonso’s men are going to find the net in Sunday’s derby.
The Yellow-Blacks, on the other hand, managed to keep their title hopes alive thanks to hard-fought wins over Augsburg (4-3) and Mainz (2-1), and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Key midfielder Jude Bellingham is back from suspension, while USA international Giovanni Reyna should finally earn a spot in the starting XI after finding the net in each of the last two league fixtures as a substitute.
Highlighted Player (Kerem Demirbay):
Kerem Demirbay is a product of Schalke 04 football academy. After playing for die Knappen from 1999 to 2007 he joined Borussia Dortmund and it has to be noted that he played for Wattenscheid during his youth career as well. The German footballer of Turkish descent made 28 appearances for Borussia Dortmund II before joining Hamburger SV senior team in 2013.
However, you should know that he played no more than three games in Bundesliga for die Rothosen. Kerem Demirbay played for Kaiserslautern and Fortuna Dusseldorf on loan from 2014 to 2016 and he moved to Hoffenheim in the summer of 2016. Kerem Demirbay scored six goals, while providing ten assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign.
Demirbay, who was born in Herten, Germany on July 3, 1993 is an attacking midfielder, but he is used as both central and right midfielder as well. The Hoffenheim ace played international youth football for Turkey, but he decided to represent Germany at senior level. Kerem Demirbay made his debut for Germany in a friendly against Denmark on June 6, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.