Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig German Bundesliga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 6-20-2020
Borussia Dortmund (20-6-6) vs. RB Leipzig (17-12-3)
German Bundesliga soccer on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12:30 ET
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, DE
The Line: Borussia Dortmund +181/ Draw +259/ RB Leipzig +129; O/U 3
TV: beIN Sport, BT Sport, Sky Bundesliga, Fox Sports, Digi Sport 1&3 and Viaplay
RB Leipzig will host Borussia Dortmund in matchday 33 of the German Bundesliga weekend action at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.
RB Leipzig occupies the third position on the league table with 63 points, just three points behind the second-place holder, Borussia Dortmund. The last time out a draw extended RB Leipzig's unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games, and, impressively, all but one of those victories saw a 2+ goal margin. RB Leipzig has recorded 17 wins, 12 draws, and 3 losses with 79 goals scored and 39 goals conceded. Coming into this game, RB Leipzig was held to a dramatic stalemate by basement-placed Fortuna Düsseldorf. In the match, Kevin Kampl fired a short from a medium range in the 61st minute of the game. Three minutes after, Timo Werner doubled the Red Bulls' lead over Dusseldorf. RB Leipzig's effort to increase their lead was totally denied by Kastenmeier. In the 87th minute, Steven Skrzybski scored an opener for Dusseldorf and restored their hope for a win. In the last minute of the game, Andre Hoffmann scored an equalizing header for Fortuna Dusseldorf and held the Red Bulls at a stalemate. RB Leipzig finished the game with 66% ball possession and 14 goal attempts.
Second-place Borussia Dortmund is coming into the game with 66 points, 7 points behind Bayern Munich, and 3 points ahead of RB Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund has recorded 20 wins, 6 losses, and 6 draws with 82 total goals scored and 32 goals conceded. In their last time out, Borussia Dortmund recorded their second defeat in five games after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Mainz 04. In the match, Jonathan Burkardt scored an excellent header in the 35th minute, followed by Jean-Philippe Mateta's unstoppable penalty kick in the second half of the game to secure a 2-0 lead for Mainz. Despite Borussia Dortmund's effort to either equalize or clear the clean sheet, their 66% ball possession and 15 goal attempts wasn't enough to produce a goal.
Borussia Dortmund's forward group will be led by Erling Haaland, Jason Sancho, and Thurgan Hazard. Jason Sancho is the team's best-performing player and highest goal scorer with 17 goals and 16 assists in 30 appearances. Haaland is the team's second-highest goalscorer with 11 goals in 13 appearances while Hazard has 7 goals and 13 assists in 31 appearances. The Red Bulls' forward group will be led by Patrik Schick, Timo Werner, and Dani Olmo. Werner is the team's highest goal scorer and Bundesliga's second-highest goalscorer with 26 goals in 31 league appearances. In comparison, Schick has 10 goals in 21 league appearances.
RB Leipzig has a very impressive Bundesliga stat and defensive stat. They have the lowest number of losses and the highest number of draws and the Bundesliga. In contrast, Borussia Dortmund's forward is powerful and almost unbeatable, especially with Haaland and Sancho combined. Borussia Dortmund has won three of six previous meetings with RB Leipzig, recording 2 draws and 1 defeat. RB Leipzig's defensive record can save them from defeat but can claim a draw against Borussia Dortmund.
Coach: Lucien Favre
Goalkeeper: Roman Bürki
Players: Mats Hummels, Łukasz Piszczek, Emre Can, Axel Witsel, Raohaël Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard, and Erling Haaland
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Goalkeeper: Péter Gulácsi
Players: Nordi Mukiele, Marcel Halstenberg, Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Angeliño, Konrad Laimer, Dani Olmo, Marcel Sabitzer, Patrik Schick and Timo Werner
Prediction: Take Draw +259
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