RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Preview and Prediction – April 27, 2024

RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will meet at Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon, aiming to strengthen their positions in the top four of the league.

Match Preview

Leipzig, currently in fourth place, hold a two-point lead over fifth-placed Dortmund, making this match crucial for both teams’ aspirations.

Last weekend, RB Leipzig secured a 2-1 victory against Heidenheim, with Lois Openda scoring the winning goal in the 85th minute.

This win extended Leipzig’s unbeaten streak in the Bundesliga to seven matches, including six wins and one draw.

Over their last 11 league games, Leipzig have suffered just one defeat, accumulating 26 points out of a possible 33 during that period.

Their home form has been particularly strong, with eight wins in their last 11 home league matches, including five consecutive clean sheets.

Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, narrowly missed out on victory against Bayer Leverkusen last weekend, conceding a late equalizer to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Despite this, Dortmund’s recent form has been positive, with just two defeats in their last 16 Bundesliga matches, winning five of their last seven games.

They have also been impressive on the road, remaining unbeaten since November with six wins and four draws in their last 10 away matches.

Head-to-Head:

In their previous encounter this season, RB Leipzig emerged victorious with a 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Leipzig has dominated recent meetings between the two teams, winning four of their last five Bundesliga encounters and scoring more than 2.5 goals in three of those wins.

Team News & Updates:

Leipzig will be without Christopher Lenz and Yussuf Poulsen due to injury, while Nuha Jatta is doubtful for the match.

For Dortmund, Donyell Malen, Ramy Bensebaini and Sebastien Haller are sidelined with injuries, and Emre Can and Ian Maatsen are suspended.

Prediction & Analysis:

In what promises to be an enthralling encounter, Leipzig and Dortmund are poised to deliver an attacking spectacle, with over 2.5 goals likely.

Despite Leipzig’s home advantage, Dortmund’s formidable away form tips the scales in their favor, as they edge past Leipzig in a thrilling contest.

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