Match Time：1/10/2021 01:30 Sunday (GMT+8)
RB Leipzig is welcoming Borussia Dortmund to Red Bull Arena in round 15 in the German Bundesliga.
Leipzig is undefeated over their last 9 games, and they are in second place with 31 points, and a chance to take over the top with a win in this game. Leipzig is the best defensive team in Bundesliga with only 9 conceded goals so far this season, while their offense has been solid with 25 scored goals, but they haven’t been scoring much as of late. In their latest Bundesliga game, Leipzig was playing against Stuttgart on the road, and they were the better team with 56% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. Leipzig has missed a penalty kick in the 22nd minute, but they were able to score a goal in the 67th minute. With this goal, Leipzig has won this match 0-1. With 4 goals each, Poulsen and Angelino are the leading goalscorers for Leipzig, while Sabitzer and Forsberg added 3 goals each. Dani Olmo has 4 assists so far this season. Laimer, Henrichs, Konate, Kluivert, Nkunku, and Szaboslai are all injured, and they will most likely miss this game. Alongside Bayern, Leipzig has become the biggest competitor for the title, and I for one would like to see them win it.
Borussia has been hot and cold as of late because of some important injuries, but it looks like they are getting back on track. Borussia has won their last 2 games, and they have scored 4 goals while conceding 0 goals during that streak. In the Bundesliga standings, Borussia Dortmund is now in 4th place with 25 points, 28 scored goals, and 18 conceded goals. In their last Bundesliga game, Dortmund was hosting Wolfsburg, and they were solid with 59% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. We saw plenty of chances in the first half, but no goals. The second half has started slowly, but Borussia got ahead in the 66th minute. With another goal in the 91st minute, Borussia Dortmund has won this game 2-0. Haaland got back from the injury, but he is still finding his old form. Haaland is the leading goalscorer for Borussia with 10 goals. Sancho has 6 assists. Schmelzer, Hazard, and Bellingham are injured, and they will probably miss this game. Borussia is still finding their game under the new head coach, but they are a good team, with a lot of offensive firepowers, and I have no doubt they will gain some consistency soon.
Leipzig is still undefeated at home this season, and they haven’t lost in their last 9 games, and they haven’t lost any of their last 11 home games. Leipzig has also failed to beat Borussia at home in their last 3 games. I think this will be a fun game, and the top spot is at stake for Leipzig who has the opportunity to get ahead of Bayern, and for that reason, I will take Leipzig who is in better form.