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RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:23 GMT 03/03/2018
Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund
With both sides missing their usual cutting edge, Al Hain-Cole expects a tight Bundesliga encounter between Die Roten Bullen and Stoger's team

RB Leipzig will be desperate to get their Bundesliga season back on track when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

Ralph Hassenhuttl's men have suffered back-to-back defeats in the league, dropping down to sixth place as a result.

Latest Odds

Nevertheless, with only three points still separating them from their second-placed guests, they are available at 13/8 (2.63) with bet365 to pull level by coming out on top here.

However, Die Schwarzgelben are currently enjoying a nine-match unbeaten streak, and can be backed at 31/20 (2.55) to widen the gap with a victory in this one.

None of the three previous encounters between these sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

Team News

Naby Keita remains a doubt for the Roten Bullen after missing the last two games with a hamstring tear, while Konrad Laimer is also struggling.

Marcel Halstenberg has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Captain Marcel Schmelzer made his first league start for Dortmund since mid-December in Monday's 1-1 draw with Augsburg, although Raphael Guerreiro, Andriy Yarmolenko, Shinji Kagawa, Jadon Sancho and Maximilian Phillip are all injury concerns for Peter Stoger.

Misfiring frontlines

With so many attacking players sidelined, it is perhaps little surprise that Stoger's side has been rather lacking in cutting edge recently.

The former Koln boss bemoaned his team's ponderous approach in their disappointing draw against Augsburg, the third consecutive game in which they have managed just a single goal.

Having only conceded once in their last three Bundesliga matches, they will at least back themselves to frustrate a home side that has hit the net just seven times in the last six in the league.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 6/5 (2.20) are well worth backing on Leipzig and Dortmund producing under 2.5 goals for their third encounter in four on Saturday.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

 

Under 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365 for a 1pt stake