A derby match in the first round of the German Bundesliga will be played in Dortmund with Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig. The home team wants to start the season with a win, and we believe this is very achievable.
Our Tips and Predictions For This Game:
There isn’t a team in Germany who can consider themselves a favourite when playing at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund; not even the mighty Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund wants to start the season with a victory and if they had the opportunity to choose when to play against a strong side like RB Leipzig, they would choose the first round. RB Leipzig is interested more in Europa League qualification right now, so we think that Borussia Dortmund will win this match. 888sport offers 1.72 odds for their win, and we’ll take that.
Borussia Dortmund disappointed fans in their first official game this season. In the first round of the German DFB Cup, they played against a mediocre Greuter Furth team. A late goal from Axel Witsel in 90+5th minute brought the game to Extra Time, and Marco Reus scored the winner in 120th minute of the game. They will do everything to prove that it was just a bad day in the office; so a win against RB Leipzig is a must for them.
RB Leipzig is currently focused on the Europa League. They need to win against Zorya to advance to the group phase. In the first leg of play-offs, they drew 0-0 in Ukraine, so any win in Germany would see them going through to the Europa League group stage. They might even rest some key players in this game against Borussia Dortmund, but it’s not still confirmed.
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ Borussia is playing at home, and they are favourites against everybody at Signal Iduna Park.
✓ Borussia wants to show their fans that the lucky win in the German DFB Cup against Greuter Furth was just a bad day.
✓ RB Leipzig is focused on its Europa League qualification match against Ukrainian Zorya.
✓ RB Leipzig might rest some key players.
✘ The lucky win for Borussia Dortmund against Greuter Furth might not be a bad day; maybe they aren’t at the right level at the moment
Tip: Borussia Dortmund to win
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