Borussia Dortmund vs RB LeipzigGerman Bundesliga, KO: 17:30 Dec 9, 2023, Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund host RB Leipzig in a Bundesliga clash on Saturday with both teams looking to find some traction for their campaign. Dortmund have done some good work at the Signal Iduna Park and should have the upper hand over Leipzig, who are poor on their recent travels.
Sitting fifth in the Bundesliga standings, 10 points off the pace, Borussia Dortmund are far from being title contenders this season. They have struggled with inconsistency so far and head into Saturday’s clash with just one win in their last five Bundesliga matches.
Borussia Dortmund crashed out of the DFB Pokal in midweek as they were beaten 2-0 by VfB Stuttgart. Prior to that result Edin Terzic’s men had played out a 1-2 draw at Bayer Leverkusen in their previous Bundesliga fixture.
While things have undoubtedly been erratic for Borussia Dortmund this season, they have maintained a solid record at the Signal Iduna Park. They have picked up five wins from their last six home matches across all competitions.
RB Leipzig were victorious last time out in the Bundesliga as they triumphed 3-2 over newly promoted Heidenheim. All three goals were scored in the first half with efforts from Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen getting them the win.
Sitting just one point above Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig have also endured an erratic campaign so far. They travel to the Signal Iduna Park off the back of three wins and two defeats in their last five Bundesliga matches.
One of the major problems for RB Leipzig this season is a poor record on their travels. Marco Rose’s men have lost four of their last five away matches across all competitions and were beaten 2-1 by Wolfsburg in their previous Bundesliga fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
The bookies appear to be expecting a closely fought encounter with a win for Borussia Dortmund priced at 8/5 with bet365 while a Leipzig victory is valued at 33/20 by Unibet. A draw is set at odds of 29/10 by William Hill.
Head to head
Borussia Dortmund have an 8-6 advantage with two draws from 16 previous matches against RB Leipzig. Dortmund picked up a 2-1 victory in the last meeting at the Signal Iduna Park back in March.
Players to watch
Dortmund will look to Niclas Fullkrug to provide the attacking spark with the striker looking to add to his four Bundesliga goals this season. Having also found the net in the last two matches at the Signal Iduna Park, he is priced at 17/10 by William Hill to maintain his scoring run.
Lois Openda has 10 Bundesliga goals this season and will be the one to watch on Saturday. The forward has also found the net three times in his last two matches and is priced at 5/4 by Unibet to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have plenty of attacking quality and could be set to produce a high scoring encounter. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 13/5 by BetVictor while Betfred is offering odds of 5/4 for over 3.5 goals.
Dortmund have opened the scoring in five of their last seven Bundesliga home matches and could be set for a repeat at 20/21 by bet365.
This German Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig will be played on Dec 9, 2023 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.