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RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Preview

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
25 April 2024, 18:59

The 31st round of Bundesliga will be one of the most interesting clashes in terms of tournament situation. With only 2 points separating them in the league table, this game could have significant implications on their respective positions. RB Leipzig is currently fourth, with 59 points after 30 games, while Borussia is in close proximity, with 57 points. Both teams have been in decent form this season, which became especially evident at the end of the campaign. Historically, out of 17 meetings, RB Leipzig has won 7 times and Borussia Dortmund has won 8 times, with 2 fixtures ending in a draw. The first-round match saw an exciting encounter that ended with a score 3-2 in the favour of RB Leipzig, with Yussuf Poulsen and Niclas Fullkrug scoring goals in the stoppage time. 

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Frankfurt Preview

RB Leipzig Preview

RB Leipzig, currently positioned 4th in the Bundesliga, has been showing a strong performance during the season. Their recent form has been impressive, with a series of 3 consecutive wins that have boosted their confidence. The team’s strength lies in their balanced squad, which boasts a mix of experienced players and young talents. In particular,  Xavi Simons and Dani Olmo have been consistently delivering top-notch performances, contributing both in terms of goals and assists. The recent performances of the team was least to say exceptional, with 5 wins in the last 6 games, with only one setback when the team had a draw with Mainz (0-0). Leipzig wants to keep this momentum going and has all the resources to do it. 

Borussia Dortmund Preview 

Dortmund will be smarting after a disappointing late draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the previous round, where Xabi Alonso's team saved the day once again with a goal in the 90+7 minute. However, their attacking prowess remains undeniable, with Niclas Fullkrug and Marcel Sabitzer consistently delivering exceptional performances. The impressive run in the Champions League also proves to be decisive and amid rumours of the sacking the main coach, Edin Terzic, at the end of the season, the team still fights for top-4 and will battle against PSG in the semifinals of the Champions League.

Betting Tips for RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund

RB Leipzig to Win

Leipzig shows an impressive display recently, fully concentrating on maintaining its fourth spot. At the same time, the latest visits to Red Bull Arena are not favourable to Borussia, with the team losing three last matches at this stadium. Borussia’s depth of squad also lacks variables and given that the semifinals of the Champions League are looming, it will be hard to distribute the available resources. For this RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund prediction, Unibet gives 1.69.

Total Goals Under 3.5

Despite that teams are synonymous with attacking football and a lot of goals scored, when it comes to decisive matches, they are not eager to engage in shootouts. Moreover, RB Leipzig sometimes suffer from the issue of realisation. Given that both place high hopes on playing in the Champions League, the cost of mistakes in this match can be too big. RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.84.

Lois Openda to Score at Any Time 

In this season, Bundesliga witnesses a lot of prolific strikers, in addition to Harry Kane. Lois Openda is currently the leader of Leipzig's attack and has already scored 23 goals in Bundesliga, being inferior only to Serhou Guirassy and Kane. The 24-years-old Belgian was on the scoresheet in the last 4 out of 5 games, scoring 6 goals in these matches. With many top clubs monitoring the striker amid the transfer window, his attacking capabilities might be decisive in the upcoming match. Unibet gives 1.92 for this RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund tip. 

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