Bundesliga | Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Expect Goals Galore


Dortmund have recently lacked a clinical edge in the final third, scoring only four goals in as many matches and not scoring more than once in a single game during this run. To put that into contest, the last time that BVB failed to score more than once in four successive league fixtures was back in 2014 (six games).


The return to full fitness of star striker Erling Braut Haaland, however, will likely provide Rose’s men with a much-needed attacking threat for their final seven Bundesliga games. The in-demand Norway international has scored more goals for Dortmund against RB Leipzig (six) across all competitions than against any other team, scoring a brace in each of his three appearances.


Dortmund have had no problems finding the net on home soil this season, scoring at least twice in 12 of their 13 league games at Westfalenstadion, winning 11 in the process which only Bayern can match so far this term.


Tedesco’s men head into Saturday’s contest having won only one of their last nine meetings with Dortmund; however, that solitary victory came in their most recent encounter against BVB at the Red Bull Arena, where they won 2-1 in November thanks to goals from Christopher Nkunku and Yussuf Poulsen.


Leipzig have struggled defensively against Dortmund for a number of years, conceding in each of their last 11 meetings across all competitions and letting in at least two goals on seven of these occasions. Their only victory against BVB without conceding was in fact their very first meeting against them, winning 1-0 back in September 2016.

DPP Verdict

With the ball hitting the back of the net at least three times in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams, goals are to be expected this weekend. Both Dortmund and Leipzig take good runs of form into this contest, but we feel that the hosts, with a fully fit Haaland in their side, should do enough to edge this intriguing contest.