Match start: 18:30 (GMT+2)
The first half of the season of German Bundelsiga is not like the majority of previous championships of Bundesliga. As according to the results of seven rounds the champions’ race is headed by Dortmundortmund while the team is behind the leader only with 5 points:
Dortmund – 19, Bayern – 14, Hoffenheim – 14, RB Leipzig – 13, Hannover – 12 …
The central meeting of the 8th round will be held between the hosts of Signal Iduna Park and the vice-champion of the last season RB Leipzig.
Dortmund (the head coach Peter Bosz)
Die Schwarzgelben are getting ready to the forthcoming meeting without the whole group of injured football players. The bid of Peter Bosz doesn’t have Łukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Erik Durm, Raphaël Guerreiro, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rode and André Schürrle. As we see, the most significant losses Borussia has in defense and Peter Bosz doesn’t have any adequate substitution to his two best wing-backs Łukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer.
RB Leipzig (the head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl)
But the vice-champion had come to the largest football arena of Germany with its strongest squad and is ready to fight with the leader for 3 points. The best central midfielder Naby Keïta is coming back to the squad. He had missed three previous meetings of his team against Augsburg (0:1), Eintracht Frankfurt (2:1) and Köln (2:1) because of his disqualification. And this is the most pleasant news for the fans of the vice-champion.
Let us remember that during the season 2015/2016 the East German club was playing at the second German Bundesliga and was fighting against Freiburg, Nürnberg, Bochum and other favorites for the berths to elite division. And last season RB Leipzig had taken the second final position of the Vice-champion of Germany. By what is more important, the team of Ralf Rangnick and Ralph Hasenhüttl has proved already that is capable of playing with traditional favorites of German football.
Dortmund – 1.53, draw – 4.35, RB Leipzig –6.00;
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.54 10Bet