Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Bundesliga Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Borussia Dortmund will host RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Friday, looking to climb to the top of the table with a win.

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Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Bundesliga Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

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Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Borussia Dortmund will face RB Leipzig for a showdown of the 23rd round of Bundesliga. The game will take place on 03/03 at Signal Iduna Park. BVB presently occupies 2nd position in the standings, with a total of 46 points. Their rivals sit in the 4th spot, having collected 42 points thus far.

Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Match Preview:

Borussia Dortmund, who face RB Leipzig next, are currently second in the league table, with Bayern Munich ahead of them on goal difference. The two sides are on level points right now. And a victory on Friday would send Dortmund three points clear of the German champions.

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Meanwhile, RB Leipzig are fourth in the league table with 42 points. And they will fancy their chances of getting in back into the title race as well with a win.

The last time these two sides met in September, RB Leipzig picked up a 3-0 win at home. So Dortmund will be looking to avenge that defeat at the Signal Iduna Park. Clashes between these two sides are quite evenly matched. And this is likely to be another thriller between two teams chasing the league title.

Team News:

Borussia Dortmund:

Dortmund will remain without Karem Adeyemi, who injured his thigh after scoring for the third successive league game during a recent victory against Hertha Berlin.

Likewise, Julien Duranville, Youssoufa Moukoko, Abdoulaye Kamara and Mateu Morey are all expected to remain sidelined until later this month.

— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 26, 2023

Julian Ryerson missed out against Hoffenheim last weekend due to an eye issue, but the right-back could return to his side's starting XI on Friday, having impressed since joining from Union Berlin in the January transfer window.

Terzic's main selection dilemma may prove to be whether to start with two or three conventional central midfielders, with the 40-year-old likely to err on the side of caution and bring Salih Ozcan into the team at the expense of Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.

— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 2, 2023

RB Leipzig:

Leipzig, meanwhile, will travel without Abdou Diallo, Peter Gulasci and Dani Olmo due to existing injuries, while Konrad Laimer is suspended after receiving his fifth caution of the season against Frankfurt last time out.

Xaver Schlager will likely join former Dortmund man Kevin Kampl at the base of the visitors' midfield, with Christopher Nkunku set to be unleashed from the start after being eased into action from the bench in recent weeks following his recovery from a knee issue.

— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) March 2, 2023

With Werner and Dominik Szoboszlai near certainties to start on both flanks, Rose may be picking between Amadou Haidara, Andre Silva and Forsberg for the other role in his side. Forsberg may win that particular battle due to his experience and ability to link play.

Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig: Head to Head:

In 14 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Borussia Dortmund have won seven games, lost five and drawn two.

Key Stats

  • Borussia Dortmund have won their last seven matches in the Bundesliga.
  • RB Leipzig have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
  • L:eipzig are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 matches in the Bundesliga.
  • RB Leipzig have won their last three matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
  • Leipzig have scored at least two goals in their last three away matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.

Predicted Line-ups:

Borussia Dortmund Probable Lineup (4-4-1-1): Kobel; Wolf, Schlotterbeck, Sule, Ryerson; Brandt, Bellingham, Ozcan, Bynoe-Gittens; Reus; Haller

RB Leipzig Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Blaswich; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol, Halstenberg; Haidara, Schlager; Nkunku, Szoboszlai, Werner; Silva

BVB vs RBL: Fantasy XI

Kobel; Schlotterbeck, Sule, Gvardiol, Brandt, Bellingham, Haidara, Schlager; Nkunku, Szoboszlai, Haller.

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