Bayer Leverkusen are looking to move a little closer to the Champions League berth when they welcome Fortuna Dusseldorf at their BayArena tomorrow evening. Petr Bosz’s troops suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hertha in their last home game in the national championship, so they are eager to give fans some cheer. The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen in their first game of the year.
Friedhelm Funkel’s charges conceded 12 goals in total in the last four away games in the Bundesliga; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the BayArena clash. In their last meeting at BayArena Bayer Leverkusen emerged triumphant (2-0), and you should know that Fortuna Dusseldorf have not defeated Petr Bosz’s team in the German elite division since 1996.
Bayer Leverkusen are searching for a third league win in succession for the first time this season, but their record (W9, D4, L5) suggests some degree of inconsistency. However, only four other teams have conceded fewer than their 22 goals so far, putting a more positive angle on a current home league record of three wins, four draws, and one loss.
Besides, Peter Bosz’s side haven’t lost in any of the five at home when opening the scoring so that a fast start could be crucial (three wins, and two draws). Leverkusen have also won each of the last five H2Hs, outscoring Düsseldorf almost 3:1 across those games.
Scoring only two goals inside the opening 30 minutes of matches overall, Fortuna Düsseldorf are rooted in the relegation places, thanks much to being the lowest scorers in the division with 18 goals. Their 66.67% loss rate in Bundesliga away games entered as betting outsiders is also a significant concern.
The reality is that Düsseldorf have lost four of their previous five, failing to score in all four defeats. Düsseldorf have also proven increasingly leaky as away matches progress, as they’ve conceded the highest amount of second half away goals (15) in the division.
Stat Attack and Players to watch
Bayer Leverkusen: Leverkusen are unbeaten in all competitions this season when Lucas Alario has scored (Four Wins and one Draw).
Dusseldorf: Rouwen Hennings is responsible for 61.11% of Düsseldorf’s Bundesliga goals this season, and seven of those 11 came in away encounters.
In the Bundesliga, Leverkusen have been losing at half-time on only three occasions. On the other hand, Each of Leverkusen’s last three home league wins to see both teams score saw them open the goals inside 15 minutes.