Bundesliga Preview: Can Leverkusen shake-up the title race?
Charlie Dear | 31 January 2019
Odds and preview ahead of Bundesliga weekend
Borussia Dortmund still hold a six point lead over Bayern Munich going into the next round games.
But both teams face tough tests which could be decisive in the title picture.
We will look at BVB’s trip to Frankfurt, but first there’s a big clash in Leverkusen as Bayer, take on the current champions.
We’ve got all the key info and odds ahead of an intriguing weekend.
Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich (Saturday 2.30pm)
Two old foes meet at the BayArena on Saturday, in a fixture that usually sparks a goal-fest. The away side dispatched Leverkusen 3-1 in both ties last season and are 8/15 to win again.
The home side have picked up some form in recent weeks and now sit just a point from a European spot.
They beat Wolfsburg 3-0 in their second game under new manager Peter Bosz and are 9/2 to derail Bayern’s title bid.
Our traders have a second draw in six games at 7/2. In the goalscorer markets, Leon Goretzka’s fine form has him at 15/8 anytime.
Kingsley Coman could start and is 7/1 to bag first.
Die Werkself are led by Kevin Volland at 21/10 and Kai Havertz at 11/5 anytime respectively.
Both teams to score for the fifth time in a row in this fixture is going at 1/2.
Eintracht Frankfurt v Borussia Dortmund (Saturday 2.30pm)
This is the first time in five match-days that both Bayern and Borussia Dortmund are playing at the same time on the same day.
This could work in Dortmund’s favour and eliminate the pressure that a Bayern win would add, if they had played on the Friday.
You can find the away side at 23/20 to score a vital victory. Who are 5/6 favourites to land their first Bundesliga title since 2012.
But Frankfurt have been a revelation this season – particularly their prolific front-three.
Luka Jovic to grab his 19th league goal of the season and the home side to win is 11/4.
Best of the rest
Elsewhere, RB Leipzig are 8/15 to continue their push for a Champions League place with a win over Hannover on Friday night.
Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg go head-to-head in the capital. The pair are locked on 28 points just shy of a Europa League berth. You can find Both teams to score and a draw at full-time at 13/4.
Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach concludes Saturday’s action. The home side have been hit by a bout of injury – including striker Steven Skrzybski. However, you can find them at 7/5 to win.
‘Gladbach have been impressive and beat Leverkusen away from home last time out. Another victory on the road is 19/10.
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