9th January 2021 – 18:30, Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will face each other in the Bundesliga’s 15th round derby match. The home side wants to continue the title race, while the visitors are looking for points that would keep them in the top four.
Match Preview & Team News
RB Leipzig enjoys a very good campaign as they are only two points behind the top-placed Bayern Munich. They suffered only one defeat in the Bundesliga campaign, and it came on the last day of October at Monchengladbach. Since then, Julian Nagelsman’s side tied eight games in the German top-flight without being defeated, drawing three and winning five times. Although Emil Forsberg and the lads are not too efficient, their rock-solid defense conceded only nine goals on 14 occasions. The hosts allowed just one point to their visitors at Red Bull Arena, as only Koln managed to get away undefeated. RB Leipzig managed to keep the clean sheet five times in a row, and if they succeed to expend that streak a bit more, they could dream big this year.
Borussia Dortmund is somehow disappointing this season as they are eight points behind the defending champions, Bayern Munich. The away side is in a variable form, as they booked only two wins in the past five rounds. At the same time, they lost twice, and a defeat against Stuttgart at home was a particularly heavy one. Lucien Favre got sacked, but things haven’t improved since then. Currently, Jadon Sancho and the lads don’t look capable of entering the title battle, and their performances are simply below the expected level. Erling Haaland doesn’t have sufficient support from his teammates, and it seems he’s the only one keeping Dortmund in the top four. Interestingly, BVB plays a bit better at away grounds where they booked four wins and suffered just two defeats. The only thing that could encourage away side’s fans is that Dortmund managed to keep the clean sheet in the last two games, against Braunschweig in DFB Pokal and the Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It will be a pretty tight clash, and the hosts are considered slight favorites by the bookies. However, they also have some injury troubles, giving Dortmund a chance of snatching a point.
Goals Market Prediction
Although both sides have been pretty tight in the back lately, they also have significant attacking potential. We expect to see at least a goal in each net.
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
Draw @ 3.50
BTTS Yes @ 1.60
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00