Dortmund – RB Leipzig: Preview & Prediction
Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig meet at Signal-Iduna-Park in a match for the Bundesliga’s eighth round. In the last 3 years there have been only 2 direct clashes between these two teams: one on 04-02-2017, which ended with Borussia Dortmund’s (1-0) win and the most recent on 10-09-2016, which ended with Leipzig’s 1-0 win. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the house / off condition, as Borussia Dortmund presents different results at home and abroad.
Analysis of Borussia Dortmund
The home team is currently in 1st place with 19 points, after 6 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate game, won at home against Borussia M’gladbach by (6-1). In the latter, he won out against Augsburg by (1-2). This is a team that curiously has more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 35 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 5, drew 1 and lost 4.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 7 games. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games for this competition. In the 15 games he played, he only managed 1 turnaround in 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Borussia Dortmund have been practically impeccable so far in the Bundesliga and are now on the pitch trying to catch their fourth consecutive win against their supporters and keep their home 100%. The team has come from four consecutive wins in the competition and is the only undefeated club yet. In these last four wins, the team added 16 goals and suffered only two, which shows great work from both sectors. The team owns the best course in the home, condition that has the best attack. One of the strengths of the team is the touch of the ball, which ends up reflecting in possession of the ball, a matter in which Borussia Dortmund has the best average of the whole championship. Pulisic is one of the leading names in the offensive sector.
Analysis of Leipzig
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, the visiting team is in 4th place, having won 13 points. In the last game, they beat Köln by (1-2), having won the home game against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1) in the last game. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside of its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 4 away games for the championship Leipzig has 2 wins and 2 defeats, so he has 6 points out of 12. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In 10 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turnaround.
RB Leipzig will make their second consecutive away game for the German Championship in this game, where they have made a good progress so far. In the last six days, the team accumulates only one defeat, and now it comes from two consecutive victories, being the last of them outside of house. On the occasion, the team had a slight advantage in possession and finished six times more than the opponent, especially Sabitzer, who was the author of the assists for the two goals. The team has been showing a good job in the offensive sector, and is already the third most finished in the championship. The club also stands out in possession of the ball, having the third best average of the competition in this question. The coach has been keeping the team in the 4-2-2-2, with highlight to Upamecano in the defensive sector.
This match should not be one of the most balanced of this match of the German Championship, since, although it brings like protagonists two teams that are in the first positions, there is a huge difference of quality between Borussia Dortmund and the majority of the German teams. The home team bet a lot on the counterattacks, in the plays for the lines and in the individual plays, showing a lot of efficiency when finalizing, but their defense is still giving a lot of space for the opponent to create. RB Leipzig also tends to attack from the sides and bet on the balls in depth, while his defense has shown difficulty in containing counterattacks. Thus, having a good attack and play at home, where he has won all his commitments, it is a good option to bet on the victory of Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund – RB Leipzig: Betting Tips
Dortmund – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.50