Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: All You Need To Know About This Match
Fourth placed Red Bull Leipzig travel to the west to Dortmund to play Borussia Dortmund in the Matchday 8 of the German Bundesliga.
Date: 14th October
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Timings: 10:00PM(IST), 5:30PM(UK Time), 6:30PM(Local Time)
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Borussia Dortmund: The only unbeaten team in the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund goes one on one against last season runners up at the Signal Iduna Park. After a dream start to the league, Dortmund are 5 points clear on top of the table and have conceded only 2 goals in the league this season. Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sits on top of the League top scorer list with 8 goals along with Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and would like to net some more goals this Saturday. New signing Max Philipp in excellent form netted twice in his last 2 games. On the other hand Borussia Dortmund have a Champions League match this Tuesday which is almost a must win match for the German club so there are chances BVB will go easy on this match and rest a few players. Aubameyang is now a permanent in the starting 11 so he might start with Philipp and Pulisic supporting him in the two flanks. Kagawa, Castro and Weigl in the midfield and no possible change in the defence.
Predicted 11: Bürki, Toljan, Papastathopoulos, Bartra, Zagadou, Weigl, Castro, Pulisic, Kagawa, Philipp, Aubameyang
Red Bull Leipzig: After a poor start to the season with suffering defeats against Schalke and Augsburg and a disappointing performance against Gladbach, Red Bull Leipzig are back on track with victories against Frankfurt and Koln and stand 4th in the table. They recorded their first ever Bundesliga win against Dortmund in the Red Bull Arena and then in their second meeting, they suffered a defeat at the Signal Iduna, courtesy and incredible headed goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from an excellent cross by Dembele. Red Bull will give their best to get all the three points at Dortmund as they cannot risk to lose points as it will send them further down the table. Timo Werner is back from his cervical spine injury and probably will be on the bench against the German giants. Marcel Sabitzer will be missing this match due to a tooth operation which might see Jean-Kevin Augustin starting along with Yussuf Poulsen. Matchday 8 will also see Naby Keita coming back from his suspension which he suffered against Gladbach.
Predicted 11: Gulacsi, Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halsenberg, Bruma, Demme, Keita, Forsberg, Poulsen, Augustin
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Both the teams won 1:0 against each other in their respective home grounds last season.
Dortmund have never been better placed in the Bundesliga after seven games: top of the league with 19 points and a goal difference of +19.
For the first time in their Bundesliga history, Dortmund have topped the league after each of the seven Matchdays so far. Only two clubs have ever bettered that start: Bayern Munich (eight times) and Schalke (in 1971).
Die Schwarzgelben are unbeaten in their last 41 Bundesliga home games. That is not just a club record, but the fifth longest run ever in the top flight.
BVB have scored 13 goals at home this season and have won the last two games at the Signal Iduna Park by a margin of five goals (Cologne were beaten 5-0 on Matchday 4 and Borussia Mönchengladbach were beaten 6-1 on Matchday 6).
Maximilian Philipp has scored a brace in his last two Bundesliga games at the Signal Iduna Park.
Leipzig’s first-ever Bundesliga victory came against Dortmund, Naby Keita securing a 1-0 win on 10 September 2016.
Leipzig midfielder Kevin Kampl was a Dortmund fan as a boy, made 14 top-flight appearances for BVB between January and August 2015.
Timo Werner has faced Dortmund six times in the Bundesliga and never scored a goal.