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Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig Match Preview, Free Bets & Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund will have their title credentials put to the test when they host RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park on Friday evening.

A clash between second and fourth in the Bundesliga is the standout fixture of Matchday 23, and there are just three points separating Dortmund and Leipzig.

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Dortmund head into this game in red-hot form, having reeled off seven wins in a row in Germany’s top flight, and they have chalked up nine victories on the trot in 2023 in all competitions.

But Leipzig have been no slouches either. They are seeking to disrupt Bayern Munich’s near-decade dominance of the Bundesliga, with just a 1-0 reverse at home to Union Berlin last month their only defeat of the calendar year.

Also, the return of talisman Christopher Nkunku has made the difference, and he marked his return against Wolfsburg with an assist.

This showdown has the potential to be a classic, and we can’t wait to see how things unfold. Ahead of kick-off, we have scoured the markets and pinpointed a couple of tips for you to line your betting slips with.

Borussia Dortmund to maintain winning streak

Dortmund, as mentioned, have enjoyed a perfect start to 2023, and while they will want to eat into Bayern’s sizeable goal difference, they are on the cusp of breaking another record.

If they can beat Leipzig, then they will emulate the class of 2011/12 when Jurgen Klopp masterminded eight league wins on the trot en route to lifting the title.

Perhaps more promisingly, no team has scored more goals (20) than Edin Terzic’s team have done in their first seven league games this year.

Jude Bellingham has been exceptional, while Julian Brandt is in the form of his life. The return of Marco Reus has given the Bumblebees an added impetus, and he has been back in amongst the goals since his return from injury.

Dortmund have also made themselves tougher to break down, and they have conceded a league-low six goals in their first seven games of 2023.

Although Dortmund were on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline against Leipzig back in September, I expect them to gain revenge. For my first pick, I have gone with Dortmund to prevail 2-1, a price that is available at 8/1 with bet365.

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Julian Brandt to break the deadlock

Brandt has consistently risen to the occasion, and he has produced many eye-catching performances this term.

He has become Dortmund’s chief goal threat, weighing in with 12 goal involvements (eight goals and four assists).

The January Player of the Month winner proved to be the difference last weekend as he netted the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Hoffenheim, as he stooped to head in a Reus delivery.

Dortmund have been clinical from dead-ball situations, and Brandt could well break the deadlock, and he is trading at 15/2 with William Hill to do so.

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Charles Perrin

Charles Perrin

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