Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 26th August 2018
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Westfalenstadion (Dortmund).
What a fixture this is and right at the beginning of the German season when Borussia Dortmund take on RB Leipzig to wrap up the first round of games.
Dortmund have signed some big players including Thomas Delaney who comes from Werder Bremen in a deal worth 20m euros. They have also splashed out 25m euros on defender Abdou Diallo from Mainz who had a solid last season. Another 18m euros has gone on midfielder Axel Witsel.
As for RB Leipzig they spent just over 12m euros on Marcelo Saracchi from River Plate and the defender should be drafted into team. 13.5 m euros has been spent in bringing in Matheus Cunha from Swiss side Sion and he plays as a forward.
The bookmakers are favouring Dortmund to win this game and are odds on to so. RB Leipzig despite their qualities can be backed at up to 4/1 to pull off what would be seen as a surprise victory.
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Head to Head
- The last time the teams played here RB Leipzig won 3-2 in a thriller.
- Dortmund have gone the last 2 games without a victory over RB Leipzig.
- There is just a 50% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
Dortmund have spent many millions to close the gap on champions Bayern Munich and will want to get off to a positive start. The problem for Leipzig is that not only are they having to play away from home but they are also involved in qualification for the Europa League which is sure to be playing on their mind.
We see a solid home victory for this match and will back Dortmund for the win and also to get a couple of goals in front of their home fans who will also create a very welcoming atmosphere.
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
Borussia Dortmund to beat RB Leipzig at 1.70 (7/10)
Borussia Dortmund to score 2+ goals at 1.57 (4/7).