Club football has finally returned after the short International break as we look forward to a great fixture that this weekend packs in the Bundesliga. German heavyweights RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will be up against each other this Saturday night at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, where there will be a full capacity crowd for the first time since covid started. For one team, this game is important for keeping their hopes alive to challenge the table toppers, while for the other team, a win would be important to stay in the top 4.
Why Should You be Watching?
It’s always a joy to watch two big names of the game clashing with each other. This game is undoubtedly equally important for both teams. With both teams having a decent run of form lately, it’s hard to predict anything about this game, making it a joy to watch for even the neutrals. The Black and Yellowfins would be expecting a rather better performance from their team than they gave against Koln in the last matchday.
Both of the teams enter this game on the back of some decent domestic performance. The team from Leipzig have been in fine form in all competitions recently, being unbeaten in their last 9 games. The last game they lost was at Bayern, back in February. Since then they’re having a good run of form and have been scoring a lot of goals.
Dortmund on the other hand has been in better form domestically and is now unbeaten in their last 6 games in all competitions. But it has been a different story for them in Europe. They’ll be going into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Koln. Star player Erling Haaland can be out of action if he fails the late fitness test. Many of the regular starters for the team have missed the last few games. Despite this, the team has done fairly well domestically and would be looking forward to continuing their good domestic form
RB Leipzig form: DWDWW
Borussia Dortmund form: DWWDD
Head to Head
When it comes to H2H, Dortmund holds the upper hand. These two teams have faced off just 12 times till now and the Black and Yellows have come out victorious on 7 of those occasions. Their latest encounter dates back to November when Leipzig edged past Dortmund. No doubt they would be looking to make life difficult for BVB again when they meet this Saturday.
Can, Hummels, Akanji, Guerreiro
Reyna, Haaland, Malen
Gvaridol, Simakan, Orban
Henrichs, Haidara, Laimer, Angelino
Players to Watch Out For
He is the main man for Leipzig. He’s been delivering top-quality performances game after game for his team in all competitions. He has already netted 26 times in all competitions. Of course, he has a lot of assists in his bag as well. He possesses a great skill set and pace and he’s been in red hot form this season. He’ll be the main dangerman for Dortmund’s defense and will be definitely causing a problem or two for them, as he has been doing to other teams.
The BVB midfielder is in great form at the moment. Scoring goals, defending, passing he can do it all. In fact, he has netted two times in his last 3 games, despite not being known for doing it. His passion is clearly visible on the pitch and no wonder he would be even more motivated this time with more than 80000 fans backing the team. He’ll be the key player for BVB tonight.
A tricky match is what we expect to see this Saturday. This one should be an entertaining watch for both the supporters and the neutrals. With attacking talent aplenty on both sides, it’ll pretty much come down to who can convert their chances better throughout the game. It’s next to impossible to pick out a clear winner in this one before the game, considering the prowess these teams possess. We might well see this ending in a draw but one thing we can be assured of is that the game will be worth the time.
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