RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund 10/01/21
RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are set to face off at the Red Bull Arena in one of the most highly anticipated fixtures on the Bundesliga schedule.
Leipzig have hit the ground running in the Bundesliga since losing 1-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach on October 31, going unbeaten in eight league matches since then (W5, D3). Notably, four of their five victories during that abovementioned streak were accompanied by a clean sheet, including a 1-0 win at Stuttgart last time out. What’s more, ‘Die Roten Bullen’ boast an almost perfect home record in all competitions this season (W9, D1), though that lone draw did come in their last home Bundesliga game (0-0 v Koln). Quick out of the blocks, Julian Nagelsmann’s men have scored the opening goal (if any) in 71.43% of their top-flight matches this term (10/14), losing none such game (W8, D2).
Meanwhile, none of Dortmund’s last four Bundesliga matches have ended in a draw (W2, L2), with ‘Die Borussen’ alternating between a win and a loss on each occasion. Curiously, three of the games won/lost in that four-fixture sequence saw the victor open the scoring and net 2+ second-half goals. Each of their last three away Bundesliga matches have produced a full-time margin of under 1.5 goals (W1, D1, L1), with the winner across the two games won/lost coming on the 78-minute mark. Dortmund have avoided defeat in their last three top-flight trips to Leipzig (W2, D1), with none of those fixtures featuring over 2.5 goals. Against this backdrop, three of their four previous away Bundesliga matches have seen over 2.5 goals and both teams on the scoresheet (W2, D1, L1).