Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
Signal Iduna Park plays host to a blockbuster Bundesliga encounter between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
A 1-1 draw away to Cologne last time out may have extended Borussia Dortmund’s unbeaten Bundesliga run to six (W4, D2), but their title bid again hangs in the balance. With top-placed Bayern Munich restoring a six-point cushion at the summit, ‘Die Borussen’ will be desperate to avenge a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, inspired by a run of eight successive unbeaten H2H beforehand (W6, D2). Dortmund’s home form has been off the charts in the Bundesliga this season as Marco Rose’s men boast a league-highest 85% win ratio in home matches (11/13), which could inspire their bid to best fellow Champions League hopefuls. Additionally, Dortmund have won their last two top-flight home outings by an aggregate score of 7-0, while they’re unbeaten in their previous three league H2Hs at the Signal Iduna Park (W2, D1).
Meanwhile, Leipzig have hit the ground running since falling to a 3-2 loss to Bayern Munich in early February, going unbeaten in their last 11 competitive fixtures, including walkovers (W8, D3). In the Bundesliga alone, ‘Die Roten Bullen’ have strung together six matches without losing (W4, D2), though those two draws have come in their last three outings. Indeed, Domenico Tedesco’s men have won more points (23) and boast a superior goal difference (+19) than any other Bundesliga side in the second half of the season, exceeding their points tally from the entire first half of the season (22) in the process. Additionally, after picking up just one win from their opening ten Bundesliga away matches (D4, L5), Leipzig have won their last three on the road, with two of those victories yielding the identical 6-1 scoreline.