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Bet on the Best: Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig

Bundesliga Matchday 23 opens with Borussia Dortmund playing RB Leipzig. Keep reading for previews and predictions for this vital clash.

Published on 01 Mar 2023

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Two teams boldly in the Bundesliga title race, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, face off in a pivotal league encounter on Friday, the third of March, 2023. Borussia Dortmund is the German Bundesliga joint leader with Bayern Munich, while RB Leipzig stands fourth and is four points behind the league leaders. With the Bundesliga experiencing one of the fiercest competitions for the domestic title in years, the outcome of this game is quite decisive for both teams. Keep reading as we bring you the previews and predictions for this game.

Latest News and Results of Both Teams 

Before RB Leipzig makes a trip to the Signal Iduna park to play Borussia Dortmund, let’s look at how both teams have been performing heading into this encounter. Also, we take a quick look at recent happenings around the club.

Dortmund’s Latest Results And News

Dortmund is, without a doubt, one of the most in-form teams in Europe currently. Borussia Dortmund is in red-hot form, and the beginning of a new calendar year with nine victories in a row in all competitions for the first time in the club’s history just proves the point of how brilliant they have been this season. In their current 9-game winning streak, they defeated Chelsea by a goal to nil in the first leg of the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League.

What are the Latest Results?

  • Among the teams currently occupying the top four spots in the Bundesliga, Dortmund is the only team that has won their last five consecutively. In short, they have taken the top-tier German league by storm, and joint league leaders Bayern Munich are no longer confident of their choke-hold on the domestic league title. Dortmund’s last league game saw them edge past 16th-placed Hoffenheim by a goal to nil.
  • Dortmund and Hoffenheim went at it in the game’s early hours before German Winger Julian Bradnt finally scored a few minutes to the end of the first half. Fellow German Marco Reus assisted Brandt’s goal, which was enough to get Dortmund all three points as the second half was goalless. Brandt’s goal in this game meant that he had scored in the last four consecutive league games for the yellow and black.

What is the Latest News?

Dortmund is known for its exceptional scouting skills, leading to several superstar-level players emerging from the club. With the likes of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, Christian Pulisic, and the most recent one in Erling Haaland, leaving the club in big-money moves, Dortmund has continued to profit from their exceptional talent identification skills.

The latest star in Signal Iduna park is Jude Bellingham. Bellingham has been linked with a number of notable clubs for a big summer move. Still, the young English midfielder might be tempted with a contract extension which means he sees a significant wage increase while Dortmund can now sell him for their preferred release clause. Whether Bellingham will stay longer than the current season remains unknown, as another star might be on his way out of Dortmund as usual.

Leipzig’s Latest Results And News

RB Leipzig might be battling with consistency, but they are still strong on the title side. Apart from gaining ground in the league, the Red Bull-owned club is also staying alive in the UEFA Champions League as they held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Red Bull Arena in the first leg of their UCL round of sixteen encounters. In the Bundesliga, they have amassed 42 points in 22 games played.

What are the Latest Results?

  • Leipzig faced Eintracht Frankfurt in an important league encounter. In a game where a loss would have dealt a massive blow to Leipzig’s title aspirations as the Bundesliga’s title race is still wide open, Leipzig took care of business beautifully. Two first-half goals from Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg were enough to get things done for Leipzig.
  • Timo Werner opened the scoring six minutes into the start of the game, and he also assisted Emil Forsberg’s goal five minutes into half-time to give Leipzig a two-goal lead into the second half. Frankfurt pulled one back in the second half via Djibril Sow’s goal, but it was a mere consolation as Leipzig stood their ground and held onto their lead to the end of the game.

What is the Latest News?

Leipzig is looking prepared for life without the French forward Christopher Nkuku who is set to leave for Chelsea football club by summer. Despite the winger still being a bonafide member of the Leipzig team, the team is adjusting to life without Nkunku.

Since Nkuku had an injury before the start of the World Cup, Leipzig was forced to play without him. Leipzig has demonstrated that they are less dependent on him now than they were at the beginning of this season and last season while he was out or on restricted minutes.

The likes of Werner, Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Dani Olmo, among others, have all stepped up and lifted the Frenchman’s weight.

Team News 

Here we will look at the most recent injury status of players of both teams heading into this game on Sunday.

Borussia Dortmund: Julien Duranville (Muscle avulsion), Karim Adeyemi (Torn Muscle), Julian Ryerson (Eye Injury) and Youssoufa Moukoko (Ruptured ligament) are out for this match.

RB Leipzig: Abdou Diallo (Knee), Dani Olmo (Torn Muscle), and Péter Gulácsi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are out for this match.

Finally, the Match Details!

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023

Time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, 20:30 Central European Time (CET)

Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany.

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What are the Match Predictions and Tips

Who will Be the Match Winner?

Dortmund’s current form makes them the obvious favorites in this game. Despite suffering significant injuries, they are a force to reckon with and will want to avoid dropping points by all means when they play Leipzig. According to the data for their head-to-head matches dating back to 2021, there hasn’t been much difference between the clubs, with Borussia Dortmund winning three of those games, RB Leipzig winning three, and none ending in draws.

Dortmund has the momentum and is tipped as the favorite to win here. The odds for Dortmund to win, according to Stake.com, are 2.29 (decimal) and +129 (American).

Best Pick For The Game

The best pick of the game is to expect more than four goals to be scored in this game. Twenty-five goals have been scored between these two teams in the last six games, with an average of 4.17 goals per game. We predict a similar outcome here, and the others for over 3.5 goals, according to Stake.com, are 2.49 (decimal) and +149 (American).

Overall this game is tipped to be intense, especially with the prospect the result holds on either team. More previews and predictions on important football games, like the Bundesliga, are exclusively available on the Free Betting Reviews website.

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