Dortmund vs Leipzig – Betting Preview
Borussia welcomes RB Leipzig at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund for the opening match of round 23 of the Bundesliga. We anticipate another thrilling showdown between these two as often is the case.
Borussia, which has been playing superbly since the start of the second half of the season, is currently 2nd on the standings. While RB Leipzig is not far behind too!
It feels like this time, there are a lot of teams in contention for the title! Which makes this match all the more interesting!
Following the World Cup, Borussia Dortmund won every game. One was in the DFB Pokal and one was in the UEFA Champions League, with seven in the Bundesliga. Recently, Edin Terzic and the team have been playing with high spirits, which is why Dortmund looks fantastic.
A very strong and powerful defence that is at a far higher level than in the past is Terzic’s greatest accomplishment since taking over the squad. In three of the previous four, we’ve seen Kobel defend its goal, giving up just one goal in a 4-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
Borussia scored 14 goals, gave up 5 goals, and delivered at least 4 hits in 3 of the 4 matches in Signal Iduna after the New Year.
RB Leipzig Preview
When RB Leipzig lost at home to Union Berlin two weeks ago, 1-2, it appeared that the Bulls’ morale had taken an unrecoverable knock. When playing one of the title contenders, they had a 1-0 lead before falling apart in the second half.
Even so, victories over Wolfsburg and RB Leipzig as well as a draw in the Champions League versus Manchester City restored confidence in Leipzig. Nkunku’s return will also be a major help because the French striker has already started working out with the team.
After the World Cup, RB has two away victories and a draw, defeating Schalke 1-6, playing 0-0 against Koln, and losing 0-3 to Wolfsburg.
1×2 Betting Odds
In our opinion, Borussia Dortmund will most likely control the majority of the possession and be able to score on a handful of their chances.
A look at the betting market tells us Dortmund are the favourites to win @ 2.38.
At the same time, RB Leipzig might find it difficult to score on their own, though we believe they will find their way to the scoresheet.
Our prediction is that Borussia Dortmund will prevail in this match.
RB Leipzig to win stands @ 3.13. They are the slight underdogs.
The market odds of a stalemate, which is something both teams won’t like happening, stands @ 3.94.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.71.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.39.
Both these sides love playing attacking football, and they have players at their disposal who are capable of doing that perfectly well.
So expect both these sides to get on the scoresheet, with perhaps Dortmund edging it with the home crowd advantage!