The title-challenging pair of RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund face off at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening in the Bundesliga's showcase match of the weekend.
Both teams will be trying to rebound from Champions League midweek setbacks, with the hosts, in particular, hoping to put together a solid run of play after a terrible start to the season.
Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
TIP: Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 match goals
- The hosts are unbeaten in their last four matches.
- The visitors have not kept a clean sheet in their last three meetings with Leipzig.
- Leipzig have scored at least three goals in their last three Bundesliga home matches.
Leaky Dortmund to get punished
The hosts were seconds away from breaking into the top four, but Eintracht Frankfurt's 94th-minute equalizer in their previous match stopped them. Leipzig will be encouraged by the fact that their unbeaten Bundesliga run now stands at six games. They followed that up with a 2-2 draw against PSG in the Champions League, and now they play Borussia Dortmund, another strong opponent.
The visitors are struggling since they have so many players on the injury list.
Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud, Raphael Guerreiro, Erling Haaland, Giovanni Reyna, and Nico Schulz are among the players that are unable to play. Even though missing so many key players would harm any team, they have won their previous four league games.
They've conceded in four of their last five league games, with the exception of Cologne, where they kept a clean sheet despite the Billy Goats wasting a number of clear-cut chances.
As excellent as Borussia Dortmund has been, they have given up far too many chances to score goals, and Leipzig are the type of team that will not miss many of them. Dortmund's winning streak is expected to come to an end here, with Leipzig taking all three points in a tight encounter.
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