Borussia Dortmund is about to win the Group of Death in the UEFA Champions League. However, the Black and Yellows aren’t not even close to first place in the Bundesliga. That’s why they aren’t favorites in the soccer Las Vegas odds to defeat RB Leipzig. However, no one can deny that we’re talking about a very tempting underdog.
Borussia Dortmund Struggling
Last weekend, Borussia Dortmund pulled off a stunner. Kind of. The Black and Yellows managed to win a point against Bayer Leverkusen, the team atop the standings, at Bay Arena. However, they lost possession with 31 percent and only took two six shots. Leverkusen took 23. In other words, they were lucky.
Regarding the Bundesliga, Dortmund only won one of its last five games. The good news is that the victory was at home, and they scored four goals. The bad news is that during that span, they also lost to Bayern Munich at home. Better said, they were humiliated by Bayern Munich at home, losing 4-0.
The Black and Yellows also lost 2-0 to Stuttgart in the Round of 16 of the DFB Pokal. However, I think that’s good because they’ll be able to focus on the Bundesliga and the UCL.
Here’s another reason to consider Dortmund a tempting soccer betting underdog. The Black and Yellows have five players who have scored at least three goals. Niclas Fullkrug leads the way with four, but anyone can end up making the difference.
RB Leipzig Finds Balance
RB Leipzig is fourth with 26 points, nine less than Bayer Leverkusen. The Red Bulls have scored 31 goals and have only conceded 13. That’s the third best goal-difference in the Bundesliga.
Most recently, they defeated Heidenheim 2-1 with Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen as the scorers. Openda is having a great season, enough to be the team’s top scorer with 10 goals. Overall, only Harry Kane from Bayern Munich and Serhou Guirassy from Stuttgart have scored more with 18 and 16.
Besides Openda and Poulsen, we must talk about Xavi Simmons, who has become one of the best-attacking midfielders in the world. He currently is up for November’s Bundesliga Player of the Month award.
Xavi is up for November’s 𝐁𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 award! 🏆🌟
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) December 6, 2023
Finally, keep in mind that Leipzig’s last game on the road was against Manchester City in the UCL and they only lost by one goal. Regarding the Bundesliga, they’re 3-0-3 when playing on the road and scored in all games but one. They totally deserve to come in as favorites in the soccer odds. By the way, they’re offering a very good price for such a good team.
Total Over in Last Six Meetings in Dortmund
If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals, especially with the game being held at Signal Iduna Park. The last six meetings between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at that venue finished with at least three goals in total.
As if that wasn’t enough, Dortmund averages two goals per game while Leipzig averages 2.3. Summing up, make sure to include the over and both teams to score in the match – yes in your soccer picks for December 9.
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Match Information
- Match: Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
- Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 9 – 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
- Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Betting Lines
Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Betting Prediction
I expect a back-and-forth battle more exciting than any installment of Fast and Furious. We’re talking about two very explosive attacking units and fourth place will be on the line. I would still recommend you the over if the total was set at four goals. Right now, it’s set at three. Go with the visitors winning 3-2.
Questions Of The Day
Can RB Leipzig's Attack Break Down Borussia Dortmund's Solid Defense?
Yes. RB Leipzig’s attacking unit is extremely talented.
Who are the key players to watch out for in Dortmund vs RB Leipzig?
Niclas Fullkrug and Lois Openda.