RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will drop the curtain on an eventful Saturday as Bundesliga returns to action this weekend. It will be a mouth-watering clash between two of the strongest attacking sides in the division.
The visitors took advantage of Bayern Munich’s turbulent campaign in the first half of the season. They were impeccable all up until the last away fixture of the year when BVB shockingly fell 2-1 to recently-promoted Fortuna Dussledorf at Merkur Spiel-Arena.
It was team’s first and lone defeat of the campaign as they finished the year with an important 2-1 victory over third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach in late-December.
Lucien Favre’s men thus sit six points clear at the top of the standings. Their title hopes could depend significantly on the outcome of Matchday No 18 as both Borussia and Bayern have tough away tests against the likes of Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.
Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
Teams have two wins apiece coming into their sixth head to head encounter.
Leipzig were more successful in matches at Red Bull Arena where they won one and drew one of two ties with BVB.
Both sides scored in each of last three head to head outings.
Borussia claimed a demolishing 4-1 victory when outfits battled it out at the start of the season at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
RB Leipzig have one of the deadliest attacking lines in the league. They scored 24 of their 31 goals in matches on the home patch. Timo Werner & company are much more dangerous in front of the home crowd where they have a fantastic record of seven wins and two draws in nine league games this season.
The Bulls bagged an impressive 12-goal tally during a four-win thread in home matches in Bundesliga. This will thus certainly be the toughest of tests at this stage of competition for Borussia Dortmund who boats league’s best attacking record with 44 goals scored in 17 games.
BTTS should really be a banker at 1.53 based on both teams’ form and H2H trend.
Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).