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RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund Dueling for Champions League Slot

Yes, fourth place sounds kind of mediocre, but we can’t forget that finishing in the top four of one of the best leagues in Europe grants you a ticket for the UEFA Champions League. That’s why the RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga game can be called crucial. The Red Bulls come in as the betting online favorites at -140, but Borussia Dortmund is a tempting underdog for two reasons: The +357 price the Black and Yellows are offering to win straight up and the fact that they recently defeated Bayern Munich and drew against Bayer Leverkusen, the two best teams in Germany.

 

RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund Dueling for Champions League Slot
RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund Dueling for Champions League Slot

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Match Information

  • Match: RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 27,9:30 a.m. ET
  • Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
  • RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Odds and Spreads

 

 

Prepare for a Goal-Fest

RB Leipzig has scored 69 goals in total, good enough to be the third top scoring team in the Bundesliga. As for Borussia Dortmund, the Black and Yellows have scored 58 goals, good enough to be the fifth-best scoring team in the German top-flight.

Regardless of the result, the Red Bulls managed to score in nine of their last 10 games in all competitions. Surprisingly, they only failed to score in a home game against Mainz 05. I say surprisingly because the Red Bulls are 10-3-2 when playing at home and 9-6 against the spread.

Borussia Dortmund also scored in nine of its last 10 games in all competitions, including a huge 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid to advance to the UCL semifinals. The Black and Yellows are 8-6-1 when playing on the road and 9-6 ATS.

Finally, two of the tournament’s top scorers will be on the pitch. Lois Openda from RB Leipzig has scored 23 goals while Niclas Fullkrug from Borussia Dortmund has scored 12, including last weekend’s goal against the reigning champions:

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips

  • RB Leipzig won the first leg 3-2.
  • The total has gone over 3 goals in three of the last five meetings between the two.
  • Both scored in four of their last five encounters.
  • The last meeting between the two at Red Bull Arena finished 3-0.
  • RB Leipzig averages 2.1 goals per game when playing at home.
  • Borussia Dortmund averages 2.2. goals per game when playing on the road.
  • Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between these two is 1.8.
  • RB Leipzig has won the first half in 42 percent of its matches.

 

Which team Will Win?

At this point, you’re probably saying, yeah, yeah, but which team is going to win? Well, I expect RB Leipzig to fulfill its role as Bundesliga betting favorites. First, the Red Bulls have been considerably better when playing at home – they’re 4-1-0 in their last five games with nine goals for and zero against.

Second, we all know that Borussia Dortmund’s top priority is to win the UCL. The Black and Yellows will play host to PSG on May 1 in the first leg of the semifinals. The game against Leipzig is four days prior, which means we might see some lineup changes.

Even so, as mentioned before, I expect a good fight from the visitors because they aren’t the favorites to win the current edition of the continental tournament. That label belongs to Real Madrid at +135 while Dortmund is +850.

Finally, RB Leipzig won the last three meetings between the two at Red Bull Arena by a 7-1 aggregate. Finishing fourth is all they’ve left, which means they must go all-in right from the start. As if that weren’t enough, they’ll also have the physical advantage since they’ve had a lot more time to rest and prepare for this clash.

 

 

Question Of The Day

What is at stake in the match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund?


The sides are fighting for the last Champions League spot. RB Leipzig is in fourth place, two points ahead of Dortmund.

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