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Bayer Leverkusen have been in really good shape in the Bundesliga lately, but they are also participating in other competitions. They are coming off a tough draw in the Europa League, but they will get a chance to bounce back to winning ways when they will host Dusseldorf on Sunday. Dusseldorf are coming off a strong win but they have struggled with consistency all season.
Date/Time: 2-17-2019, 12:00 EST
Spread: Bayer Leverkusen -1.25
Total: 3.25 Goals
Bayer Leverkusen (10-8-3) are coming off a really solid performance on the road against Krasnodar in the first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League. They were really active, especially in the second half, but they were unable to score a valuable goal. It was still a solid result, as a slim win in the second leg would see them through. In their previous match for the Bundesliga they blasted Mainz by a massive 5-1 on the road and have now won each of their last three league matches. Bayer Leverkusen are now sitting at the 6th spot of the league table with 33 points, just as many as Frankfurt above them. They have not been very stable at home so far in the league (5-4-1) but they have lost just one of their last seven home matches in all competitions (5-1-1).
Dusseldorf (7-10-4) played a great home match against Stuttgart last week, beating them by 0-3. They had the upper hand throughout the whole match but needed two goals in the second half. Dusseldorf entered the winter break with three consecutive wins but have won just two of their five matches in all competitions after the break (2-2-1). Dusseldorf are sitting at the 12th spot of the league table with 25 points, two behind Mainz. They have not been anything special on the road so far (2-4-4), where they have scored just 10 goals. They have conceded 22 in the process. At least they have scored in each of their last six away matches in all competitions.
Bayer Leverkusen won much easier in Dusseldorf earlier in the season than the final 2-1 score suggests. They also won both league matches when the two teams last met in the 2012/13 season. The only previous match in this venue ending as a 2-3 win.
Dusseldorf have been consistent scorers on the road and can certainly score at least once here. The hosts are in-between their battle in the Europa League round of 32 and might be distracted with the second leg coming up next Thursday. Going with the Over 3.25 Goals here.
Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen vs Dusseldorf Prediction: Over 3.25 Goals (-109)
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