Borussia Dortmund – RB Leipzig – Derby this round that could provide answers to some questions when the final outcome of the season in question. Borussia is in fourth place, and Leipzig is the second, which is actually expected this from Dortmund, but a new league club had a great game so far and the leader behind all three points. Borussia has even less than 11 Leipzig and this means roughly that if the host does not win in this game, be sure and to second place, a Leipzig remains the only serious companion Bayern to fight for the title. With two performances at the beginning of the second part of the season was Borussia brought four points, which means that they won and drew, while Leipzig hit two home victories. In the first season of the Leipzig at home beat Borussia with 1: 0 and this is their only mutual duel so far.
Borussia had already forgiven the fight for the title, because it is clear that they can not reach 14 points behind the leader, especially because it is Bayern. And that someone else would be difficult, given that these Dortmund lot fluctuated this season and place them very often some bad parties. In the first round after the break hosted in Bremen and won with 2: 1, but with a lot of problems, although most of the meeting had more players on the field.
After that hosted in Mainz and similar to Werder were able to take in Renoj stage match, but then it did not confirm the second goal and they punished the finish level the score and had to be satisfied with one point. It did not help that he was recovered goalkeeper Burki and returned to the bar. Played and Guerreiro in midfield, but he returned and Aubameyang from the African Nations Cup and took his place in attack. Subs Pulišić and Kagawa, while now among the starters could Dembele. This winter, the club left Subotic and Ramos, and led the young and perspektivnok Isaac from AIK.
Probable lineups Borussia Dortmund: Burki – Piszczek, Ginter, Sokratis, Schmelzer – Weigl – M.GÖTZE, Guerreiro – Dembele, Reus – Aubameyang
Two defeats in the finish of the first part of the season seems to have left a lot of traces on the team Leipzig. In the two games after the break are typed two wins, although it is important to say that both matches played at home. Rivals were two teams that were the first part also been a pleasant surprise, and that the Eintracht and Hoffenheim. A lot easier to have defeated in Frankfurt and final 3: 0 and shows, while against Hoffenheim celebrated with 2: 1 and after the changeover.
However, it is important to point out one more thing, and that is that both rivals in the matches against Leipzig get red cards and remained a man down, Eintracht say at the opening of the game and of course it’s certainly helped Leipzig. Coach Hasenhüttl the ground in these details sent exactly the same composition, but it was not as the best players Forsberg, who still does the suspension and will not play in this match. The problem is that now there will be no ill Ti.Wernera and instead jumps D.Kaiser. This also means that it will be somewhat more defensive and one attacker will be Y.Poulsen.
Probable lineups Leipzig: Gulacsi – Bernardo, Orban, Compper, Halstenberg – Demme, Ilsanker – D.Kaiser, Sabitzer, Keita – Y.Poulsen
Borussia Dortmund – RB Leipzig TIP
Borussia had already spilled and too many points, although for example at home have not experienced defeat. This is to match them which leaves them in the game at least for second place, while Leipzig wants to confirm that they at least this position is not compromised. Guests are weakened and here we see them in a subordinate position, and probably defeated in the end.