Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup vs Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund welcome newly crowned Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen to Signal Iduna Park for a heavyweight Sunday afternoon clash.

Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen sealed a first-ever Bundesliga title by spanking Werder Bremen 5-0 last weekend, maintaining their remarkable unbeaten run. They then survived a scare against West Ham United in the Europa League on Thursday, booking their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Dortmund also enjoyed great success in midweek, overcoming Diego Simeone’s stoic Atletico Madrid to unexpectedly reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Eden Terzic’s side are, however, languishing in fifth in the Bundesliga after some serious inconsistency results wise.

Borussia Dortmund’s huge win over Atletico Madrid in midweek boosted their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but a place in the Bundesliga top four is what’s really needed.

Facing the unbeaten league leaders is probably the last thing Dortmund need, and they’ll have to get the job done without the suspended Karim Adeyemi, who saw red in their last three outing against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Marco Reus could come into the side with Donyell Malen also sidelined with a thigh injury. Sebastien Haller and Ramy Bensebaini have ankle and knee injuries respectively.

Xabi Alonso opted to rest Victor Boniface, Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba against West Ham on Thursday, but they were all were thrust into the action by the time 45 minutes had passed – Leverkusen comprehensively outplayed after dominating the first leg.

Luckily, the Spaniard’s tactical tweaks halted West Ham’s momentum, and Frimpong’s late goal extended Leverkusen’s unbeaten stretch to 44 games.

The trio may come straight back into the side here, such is the threat posed by Dortmund, but Amine Adli misses out through suspension. That could see Frimpong pushed further forward with Josip Stanisic starting at right wing-back, or Nathan Tella may keep his place despite being hauled off at London Stadium.

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