RB Leipzig Bundesliga debut was in the 2016-17 season. Four years later, they have become a powerhouse capable of fighting for the title against two historic franchises; Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Right now, RB Leipzig are two points away from first place (Bayern Munich), while Borussia Dortmund come in fourth place eight points away from the top.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and Sports Betting odds for RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund while making some predictions.
Game: RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
Location: Red Bull Arena
Time: Saturday, January 9, 12:30pm ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Bundesliga Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 8
- RB Leipzig Victories: 2 (9 goals)
- Borussia Dortmund Victories: 4 (14 goals)
- Draws: 2
Last season, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig gave us one of the best matches of the season at Signal Iduna Park. They drew 3-3 (Borussia Dortmund was up 2-0 at half time); Julian Weigl (2) and Jadon Sancho scored for Borussia Dortmund, while Timo Werner (2) and Patrick Schick did it for RB Leipzig.
Julian Weigl now plays for Benfica, while Timo Werner plays for Chelsea and Patrick Schick plays for Bayer Leverkusen.
In the second leg of the Bundesliga season, Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 0-2 at Red Bull Arena. Erling Haaland scored both goals.
Borussia Dortmund haven’t lost against RB Leipzig in their last five matchups. They have a 3-2-0 record; the last time RB Leipzig defeated Borussia Dortmund was in the 2017-18 season.
Moneyline: RB Leipzig +135 | Borussia Dortmund +195
Why bet on RB Leipzig?
RB Leipzig’s only loss was against Borussia Monchengladbach. Since then, they have eight consecutive games without losing; right now, they are in second place with 31 points (9-4-1), two points away from Bayern Munich.
They already played against Bayern Munich (on the road) and they ended up 3-3. RB Leipzig have scored just 25 goals (worst among the top five), but they have the best defensive unit after allowing just 9 goals in 14 games.
After drawing 3-3 against Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig haven’t allowed any goals in their last four Bundesliga matches.
Individually, goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi has been sensational, and Angelino is the team’s top scorer with four goals; he’s followed by Emil Forsberg with three goals.
Julian Nagelsmann is RB Leipzig’s manager since 2019. He has a 39-18-10 record (58.21% of victories).
RB Leipzig remain undefeated at home (current season) with a 6-1-0 record. They couldn’t defeat Koln (0-0). They also have a 4-2-1 record against the spread and a 2-3-2 over/under record, both at home.
Why Bet on Borussia Dortmund?
Borussia Dortmund have been having a rough time with Erling Haaland out due to injury, but the striker is ready to go. They have won just two of their last five games; more recently they beat Wolfsburg 2-0 with goals from Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho.
After 14 games, Borussia Dortmund have 25 points thanks to an 8-1-5 record (fourth place). They have scored 28 goals (third best in the league) and they have allowed 18 (fourth best in the league), but keep in mind that Haaland scored 10 of those 28 goals.
Yes, Haaland is the team’s top scorer; he’s followed by Mats Hummels (defender), Marco Reus and Giovanni Reyna with three goals each.
Borussia Dortmund already lost against Bayern Munich (2-3). If they lose against RB Leipzig the title race would become very hard to win.
Edin Terzic became Dortmund’s manager a few weeks ago. So far, he has a 3-0-1 record (75% of victories).
Borussia Dortmund have a 4-1-2 record on the road (current season). They also have a 3-3-1 record against the spread and a 2-4-1 over/under record, both on the road.
Discarded Players and Projected Line-ups
Right now, RB Leipzig have several players out due to injury, but they have kept the streak alive. Some of the most important players that will be out next Saturday are Dominik Szoboszlai, Justin Kluivert, Benjamin Henrichs and Nordi Mukiele.
RB Leipzig’s expected lineup is Peter Gulacsi, Tyler Adams, Willi Orban, Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Halstenberg, Daniel Olmo, Kevin Kampl, Marcel Sabitzer, Amadou Haidara, Angelino and Emil Forsberg.
With Erling Haaland back, Borussia Dortmund’s discarded players are Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard and Marcel Schmelzer.
Borussia Dortmund’s expected lineup is Roman Burki, Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Axel Witsel, Thomas Delaney, Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland.
Pick: Borussia Dortmund to win
Over/Under 2 ½ goals: RB Leipzig (9-4-1) | Borussia Dortmund (8-1-5)
Two of the last RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund games went over 2 ½ goals (3-3 and 4-1). Both teams come in a must win situation; RB Leipzig to not let Bayern Munich get away, and Borussia Dortmund to remain in the title race.
RB Leipzig average 1.7 goals per game, while Borussia Dortmund average two goals per game.
Erling Haaland is eager to score.
Pick: Over 2½ goals
Final Score Prediction: RB Leipzig 1 – Borussia Dortmund 2
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Props Predictions
At BetUs you can also predict the correct score and the half time-full time winners. Our 2-1 prediction favoring Borussia Dortmund offers a +950 value, while a 2-1 RB Leipzig’s victory offers a +800 value.
If you’re leaning to a draw, 1-1 offers a +500 value.
Here’s a quick rundown of RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund latest results (La Liga):
- RB Leipzig 0 – Borussia Dortmund 2 (0-1 at half time)
- Borussia Dortmund 3 – RB Leipzig 3 (2-0 at half time)
- RB Leipzig 0 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (0-1 at half time)
- Borussia Dortmund 4 – RB Leipzig 1 (3-1 at half time)
- RB Leipzig 1 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (1-1 at half time)
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