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RB Leipzig take on visitors Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena in the Bundesliga 1 fixture on Saturday.
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RB Leipzig, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Bundesliga 1 triumph vs Stuttgart.
In that game, RB Leipzig managed 57% possession and 22 shots at goal with 8 on target. The scorer for RB Leipzig was Dani Olmo (67'). At the other end, VfB Stuttgart got 10 shots at goal with 1 on target.
A recurring characteristic of recent RB Leipzig games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous six clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that RB Leipzig:
- haven't beaten Borussia Dortmund in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
Borussia Dortmund head into the encounter following on from a 2-0 Bundesliga 1 win with the defeat of VfL Wolfsburg in their previous match.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund managed 59% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the goalscorers were Manuel Akanji (66') and Jadon Sancho (90'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg got 21 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Over the course of their last six outings, Borussia Dortmund have amassed the sum of 10 goals. Dortmund have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have seen 9 goals go against them. That pattern might not be continued into this match, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Borussia Dortmund are undefeated by RB Leipzig when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 14/10/2017 shows us that RB Leipzig have won 1 of these & Borussia Dortmund 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
A combined total of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 of them from Leipzig and 13 coming from Dortmund. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league meeting between these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 33 on 20/06/2020 when it ended RB Leipzig 0-2 Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, RB Leipzig had 47% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
At the other end, Borussia Dortmund got 11 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Erling Håland (30', 93') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Felix Zwayer.
Team News: RB Leipzig
Fabrice Hartmann (Ruptured knee ligament), Christopher Nkunku (Ankle problems), Konrad Laimer (Ankle fracture), Justin Kluivert (Calf Injury), Benjamin Henrichs (Patella problems), Ibrahima Konaté (Ankle Injury) and Dominik Szoboszlai (Adductor problems) will be missing for RB Leipzig gaffer Julian Nagelsmann.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund manager Edin Terzić has not got a full squad to pick from. Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Thorgan Hazard (Muscle Injury), Youssoufa Moukoko (Knee Problems) and Jude Bellingham (Knock) miss out here.
We envisage that Borussia Dortmund have enough to score against this RB Leipzig team, however that possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for RB Leipzig at the end of this one. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Red Bull Arena (42,959)
Captain: Marcel Sabitzer
Chairman: Oliver Mintzlaff
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Star Man: Emil Forsberg
Regularly deployed in the Left Wing position, Emil Forsberg was born in Sundsvall, Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for GIF Sundsvall in the 2009 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 14 appearances.