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Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Borussia Dortmund host Bayer Leverkusen In action on the enchanting opening weekend of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.

Both teams won Champions League football last season, but this time they want to challenge Bayern Munich for the title.

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Dortmund eventually finished eight points behind champions Bayern, but in reality that gap ended Der BVB as Bayern stepped off the gas after winning their tenth consecutive league title. Some flattery.

Of course, Dortmund were the last team to break Bayern’s dominance in the Bundesliga and are the current Liverpool bosses. Jürgen Klopp He led his former club to two consecutive league titles in 2011 and 2012.

There have been some near misses since those glory days. Edin Teljik By being reappointed as director this summer, I want to become a man who can break that vicious cycle.

The 39-year-old led Dortmund to victory in the DFB-Pokal as interim manager in the 2020/21 season, before taking over the reins on a permanent basis. Marco Rose Left the club by mutual consent.

BVB overwhelmed third-division side 1860 Munich with a first-half strike in last Friday’s first round of the DFB-Pokal. Donyell Malen, Jude Bellingham and debutant Karim Adeyemi Make the second half something of an early season walk.

Saturday night, on the other hand, could be much more than that against Leverkusen, whom they beat 5-2 at the Westfalenstadion in February this year.

Bayer Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane reacts on April 2, 2022© Reuters

Indeed, Leverkusen kicked in massively Gerald SeoaneIn his first season in charge of the club, he easily secured a third-place finish, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in three seasons.

The former Young Boys boss made Die Werkself a thrilling squad to watch, with an impressive 80 goals surpassed only by Bayern and Dortmund last season.

That said, the Bay Arena summer was quiet. Adam Hrozek essentially replace Lucas Arario After the latter left for Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

Leverkusen’s competitive season also didn’t get off to the best start last weekend with a 4-3 loss to third division SV Elbersburg in the first round of the DFB Cup.

Soane’s team will need to sharpen their defense against Dortmund on Saturday. Otherwise, their league his campaign is almost certain to start off badly too.

Borussia Dortmund form (all competitions):

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Yussoufa Moukoko of Borussia Dortmund pictured in May 2022© Reuters

Dortmund likely to be without new signings Sebastian Haller As Forward recovers from a testicular tumor removal.

The club is looking for a short-term replacement for the Ivory Coast national team. Erling Harland.

Meanwhile, 17 years old Youssufah Mukoko He could be given a chance to lead the line after starting in last weekend’s cup match against 1860 Munich.

Mullen with Captain’s Support Marco Reus With Adiemi making his first Bundesliga start, Teržić’s side do not appear to be short of goals without their usual strikers.

On the other hand, behind Nico Schlotterbeck His league debut is scheduled, but he won’t be joined by fellow new signers. Niklas Soule After the German national team limped due to muscle pain against Munich in 1860.

Meanwhile, Leverkusen travels without a teenage sensation Florian Wertz He continues to recover from the torn cruciate ligament sustained last season.

Werts may be out of action for at least a few more months, Sardar Azmon After a relatively slow start to life in Germany since moving from Zenit St. Petersburg in January, he landed the number 10 role.

Frozek will have to make his first league start for the club after scoring in the defeat to Elversberg. Musa Diaby When Patrick Thicke Offense could be key to Die Werkself’s success this season.

Amin Adli Remains sidelined with torn tendons.

Possible starters for Borussia Dortmund:
Cobell; Meunier, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro. Bellingham, Dahood. Adiemi, Reus and Maren.Musoko

Candidates for Bayer Leverkusen’s starting XI:
Hradetzky; Frimpong, Kossounou, Tapsova, Backer. Arangis, Andrich. Diabee, Armon, Hrozek.chic

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We say: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Expect to see a very entertaining and high-scoring match between the two attacking teams on Saturday.

Seven goals were scored in both fixtures last season, but the hosts, who looked more prepared for the new season at DFB-Pokal last weekend, hope to surpass that. I’m here.

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