Place: Germany. Dortmund. Signal Iduna Park.
Date: on the 26th of August, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Germany. Bundesliga. 1st round.
Borussia Dortmund (the head coach Lucien Favre)
The start of new championship of Germany has taken place last Friday, on the 24th of August, on Allianz Arena Munich. Here the defending champion of the country has won over the guests from Sinsheim (3:1). Now a winning start of Bayern Munich will be continued by other traditional favorites of the German football and first of all Schalke Gelsenkirchen, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.
The meeting on the largest football arena of the country of two representatives of Bundesliga in Euro cups – Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig will be the central match of the first round. This summer the German clubs have spent very moderate transfer campaign. So, for example, Bayern Munich hasn’t spent any euro for strengthening of its squad.
But the new team of Lucien Favre has made certain strengthening thanks to the Belgian holding midfielder Axel Witsel, the French central defender Abdou Diallo and the Danish central midfielder Thomas Delaney. This trio of beginners will play in the starting lineup.
Leipzig (the head coach Ralf Rangnick)
But the vice-champion of Germany2017 has witnessed interesting miracles this summer. At once after the end of the previous season bosses of Leipzig have dismissed Ralph Hasenhüttl and have invited the head coach of the American club from New York Red Bulls Jesse Marsch.
On the 6th of July Mr. Marsch has finished his work in capital team in which he was successfully working within three last years and in several days has come to Leipzig. However after negotiations with the management of the club Jesse Marsch became the first assistant of the new head coach, the famous German expert Ralf Rangnick who was working within two last years as the sport director of Leipzig. We will remind you that seven years ago (2011) Ralf Rangnick has brought Schalke Gelsenkirchen into the semi-final of the Champions League.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Borussia D vs. Leipzig
What was a reason for dismissal of Ralph Hasenhüttl who was very successful in season 2016/2017? There is a definite answer – the final movement of the hosts of Arena Red Bull from the second on the sixth place. Now Leipzig takes part in the fourth qualification round of the Europa League. And on the forthcoming match in Dortmund guests have come from the Ukrainian city Zaporizhia where last Thursday they were fighting against Zorya Luhansk (0:0). Bearing in mind this factor, the hosts are considered to be the pronounced favorite of the forthcoming match: Borussia D – 1.70, Leipzig – 5.00.
The previous meeting of the current rivals on Signal Iduna Park has ended with the victory of Leipzig (2:3). Bearing in mind the current intensive schedule of the team of Ralf Rangnick, the Black and the Yellows are eager for a revenge.
Under 3.5 – odds 1.6 5Dimes
Under 3 – odds 1.91 Asianodds