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Borussia Dortmund are going up against away team RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park in this Bundesliga 1 match on Saturday.
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Borussia Dortmund, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 5-0 DFB-Pokal triumph against Holstein Kiel.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund managed 63% possession and 17 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Giovanni Reyna (16', 22'), Marco Reus (26'), Thorgan Hazard (32') and Jude Bellingham (41'). For their opponents, Holstein Kiel got 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
Borussia Dortmund have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 17 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Pre-game facts show that Borussia Dortmund:
- haven't lost in the league to RB Leipzig in their last 6 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
RB Leipzig head into the clash following on from a 1-2 DFB-Pokal win with the downing of Werder Bremen in their most recent fixture.
In that match, RB Leipzig managed 66% possession and 28 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For RB Leipzig, the goals were scored by Hee-Chan Hwang (93') and Emil Forsberg (121'). SV Werder Bremen had 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Leonardo Bittencourt (105') scored for Werder Bremen. The game was won by RB Leipzig in extra time.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Julian Nagelsmann's RB Leipzig have converted 9 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Heading into this contest, RB Leipzig haven't beaten Borussia Dortmund when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 03/03/2018 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for RB Leipzig. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins at all whereas Borussia Dortmund have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 67% of those ties.
20 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 14 of them for Dortmund and 6 netted by Leipzig. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league match featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 09/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of RB Leipzig 1-3 Borussia Dortmund.
On that occasion, RB Leipzig managed 54% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Alexander Sørloth (89').
Borussia Dortmund got 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jadon Sancho (55') and Erling Håland (71', 84') scored.
The referee was Daniel Siebert.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Mateu Morey Bauzà (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Youssoufa Moukoko (Ligament Injury), Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture) and Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee Surgery) will not be taking part for Dortmund gaffer Edin Terzić. Jude Bellingham is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann has multiple availability issues to deal with. Dominik Szoboszlai (Adductor problems) and Lazar Samardzic (Torn Meniscus) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that in this game, RB Leipzig are dangerous enough to breach the defence of this Borussia Dortmund side, however it isn’t expected to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a 2-1 winning margin for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Edin Terzić
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Final)
🔑 Key Player: Erling Håland
Usually played in the Striker position, Erling Håland was born in Leeds, England. Having played his first senior match for Molde FK in the 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 25 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 26 appearances.