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  • February 3, 2013
  • • 11:30 AM
  • • BayArena, Leverkusen
  • Referee: D. Aytekin
  • • Attendance: 30210
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Bundesliga Preview: Bayer Leverkusen-Borussia Dortmund

Both teams have been in fine form of late and will be looking to assert themselves as the nearest challengers to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LEVERKUSEN

Leno
Carvajal, Wollscheid, Toprak, Boenisch
Bender, Reinartz, Rolfes
Castro, Kiessling, Schurrle


DORTMUND

 
Weidenfeller
Piszczek, Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gundogan, Kehl

Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Reus
Lewandowski
 

Both teams come into this fixture with a minimum of injuries. For Leverkusen, the only notable absence is young attacker Karim Bellarabi.

Sebastian Boenisch is expected to continue on the left side of defense ahead of Michal Kadlec.

Meanwhile, Felipe Santana will deputize for Neven Subotic at the heart of the Dortmund defense once again, as the Serbian continues his road back to full fitness from a hamstring injury.

Patrick Owomoyela remains sidelined. Nuri Sahin will have to continue his wait for a first Bundesliga start since returning to the club. Sven Bender will also start on the bench.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Leverkusen is currently unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga this season, and has won its last five BayArena clashes.
  • What's more, it has only lost two of its last 16 games. Ominously, these both came on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Werkself midfielder Lars Bender (pictured, right) could face his twin brother Sven in the center of the park on Sunday. The Leverkusen man has never beaten his sibling.
  • Dortmund has only lost one of its last 11 games against Leverkusen - a 2-0 home reverse on the opening day of the 2010-11 season. 
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored 12 Bundesliga goals this season. Only Stefan Kiessling, his opposite number on Sunday, has scored more. 
  • Jakub 'Kuba' Blaszczykowski has provided eight assists this season, his personal best-ever tally.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen
Draw
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
20%
68%

Top 3 Predictions

TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
1 - 2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
1 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen LEV
0 - 2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB

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