Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Betting Tip Borussia Dortmund – 8 May 2021

Dortmund can improve hopes of top four finish

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GermanyBorussia Dortmund vs RB LeipzigGermany
8 May 1430hrs
Football – Germany – Bundesliga
Pick Borussia Dortmund
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 6 May

 

Three games to go in the Bundesliga season and time is running out for Dortmund and their hopes of playing in next season’s Champions League – they face second place RB Leipzig on Saturday.

 

 

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Borussia Dortmund Preview – Will Dortmund continue their good form and keep alive top four hopes?

Whatever happens between now and the end of the season there will be significant change at Borussia Dortmund next season. Marco Rose is already confirmed as taking over as head coach and there are continuing speculation linking star players Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho with moves away. One thing that may help with the latter is ensuring that they compete in the Champions League.

Dortmund find themselves in fifth spot just now but only a point behind Eintracht Frankfurt who are showing signs of faltering. Fort Dortmund it’s now four straight wins in the Bundesliga – the first time they have done that since October. They are attempting to win five straight for the first time in nearly a year.

 

Our betting prediction
Borussia Dortmund win/Under 2.5 goals
5/1

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 5 May)

Since their excellent 2-0 win away to third place Wolfsburg last month Borussia Dortmund have reached the German Cup final following a thumping 5-0 win over Holstein Kiel. That was achieved without Haaland but the Norwegian superstar is expected to return in time for this clash and he’ll be crucial as he looks to add to his 37 goals in all competitions this season.

The defeat to Frankfurt at the beginning of April appeared to spell the end for Dortmund’s top four chances but that is their only home defeat under interim coach Edin Terzic.

RB Leipzig Preview – Can Leipzig end their poor record against opponents and seal second spot?

It looks like being another season where RB Leipzig fall short of their ultimate aim of winning that maiden Bundesliga title but there’s no doubt it’s been a strong showing from the club as they look to claim second place for the second time in their history. Leipzig are seven points clear of Wolfsburg so a win here would guarantee them as runners up.

On a similar note, if Leipzig fail to win then Bayern would be confirmed as champions ahead of their game later on Saturday.

 

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The big news surrounding the club over the past week has been Julian Nagelsmann’s imminent departure to Bayern Munich and current RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch taking over in the summer. Nagelsmann has spent two seasons at Leipzig and will become the most expensive head coach in terms of the compensation paid for his services.

On the park and RB Leipzig will be Dortmund’s opponents in the German Cup final next week after they seen off Werder Bremen following extra-time last week. An Emil Forsberg goal in the 121st minute proving to be the difference. It will not only be an opportunity for Nagelsmann to leave on a positive note but also the first time the club will win a major honour.

Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Betting Advice

Although they play each other for a trophy the following Wednesday, Dortmund will look upon this game as being the most important. That is the reality of how lucrative the finances of the Champions League are. They will be feeling they need to win their remaining three games in order to qualify for next seasons.

It was an Haaland special when these teams met back in January. The Norwegian scored twice in a 3-1 win. That’s one of four wins in a run of five unbeaten against Leipzig.

Key Facts – Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Betting Tip

  • This is the first of two meetings between the teams in a week as they face off in the German Cup final on Wednesday
  • Dortmund need a win to keep pace with the top four and their hopes of Champions League football
  • Leipzig have the best defensive record in the Bundesliga – conceding seven fewer than the next best

 

Due to their greater need for the points and the run of form they’re on just now, Dortmund may well have enough to extend their good record against Leipzig, and enhance their hopes of finishing in the top four.

Best Betting Odds for Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund: 21/20 at Betvictor
Draw: 11/4 at Betvictor
RB Leipzig: 23/10 at Betvictor