Bundesliga Preview: RB Leipzig vs Dortmund

With only two games left in the Bundesliga season, second place is still up for grabs.

Dortmund travel to RB Leipzig knowing that if they avoid defeat, they will secure a second-place finish.

Wednesday night saw Dortmund suffer a shock 2-0 home defeat at home to Mainz. A goal on either side of half time was enough to see the away side leave with all three points. The home side was second best throughout the game, rarely creating any clear cut chances. They will have to get over that defeat quickly or else their season could go from bad to worse if they only manage to finish third.

Another shock result Wednesday saw RB Leipzig surrender a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at home to Düsseldorf. Second-half goals from Kampl and Chelsea bound Timo Werner saw the home side 2-0 up in the 63rd minute. However, two late goals from Düsseldorf saw the race for second place go down to this weekend.

The reverse fixture between these two sides produced one of the games of the season. The game finished 3-3 with Dortmund leading 2-0 and then 3-2 but still failing to take the three points. 

All rights reserved by The Interdependent

Dortmund are on a run of four games without defeat against RB Leipzig. Their last defeat against this weekends opponents came back in 2017. 

However, RB Leipzig should be going into the match full of confidence after going unbeaten in the seven games since the restart of the Bundesliga. 

The team news for BVB see’s Manuel Akanji a doubt to play with a muscular injury so Emre Can should slot in the centre back. Hakami will miss the game through suspension which would see Mateu Morey get a rare start. 

The team news for RB Leipzig sees Yussef Poulsen as there only certain absentee, he will miss the game with an ankle injury. Dayot Upamencano and Patrik Schick should return to the starting XI after missing out midweek.

RB Leipzig team predicition: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Sabitzer, Laimer, Angelino; Olmo, Werner; Schick

Dortmund team prediction: Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Can; Morey, Witsel, Brandt, Guerreiro; Sancho, Håland, Hazard

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Borussia Dortmund reject opening Chelsea offer for Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund have rejected an opening bid from Chelsea Football Club for Erling Haaland as they are determined to keep him. According to Sky Sports...

Donyell Malen move to BVB imminent – €5m apart in valuation

PSV Eindhoven director John De Jong says that Donyell Malen is on a leave of absence to talk to interested clubs. Anfield Central exclusively reported...

Borussia Dortmund agree personal terms with Donyell Malen as Liverpool struck major blow

Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms with Donyell Malen as Liverpool are struck a major blow in their pursuit of the Dutchman. The source that...

Jude Bellingham officially joins Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have officially announced the signing of English midfielder Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City. The England U-17 captain flew into Germany last Thursday to...