BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS RB LEIPZIG
KICK OFF: SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018 | 18:00 CET
BUNDESLIGA wk1 | SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
New-look Dortmund expected to start in Epic fashion against Leipzig
Leipzig came out on top over the two league fixtures last season. Borussia Dortmund can be disappointing at times, but this is a game they are expected to win.
Dortmund begins the new season with freshly appointed Lucien Favre. The boss oversaw his team defeat Liverpool and Manchester City during their ICC campaign plus other friendly matches. In fact, Dortmund has only lost once in nine pre-season games, a 3 - 1 defeat to Napoli. With the departure of Batshuayi, Reus has taken a centre-forward position. We should see Pulisic and Philipp alongside him when they play Leipzig. Midfield is now packed with talent which includes Witsel, Gotze, Kagawa, Delaney and Dahoud. There should be nothing to stop them recording a first win of the season.
Leipzig saw Naby Keita leave for Liverpool and that’s a significant blow in itself. Ralf Rangnick side still boasts promising youthful characters. Timo Werner is the star man leading from the front line with Emil Forsberg attacking from the wing.
Since RB Leipzig gained promotion in 2016, they have competed fiercely against Dortmund. However, the hosts have shown strong character so far, and they should comfortably win this one.
Key Match Facts
- Dortmund has won opening day fixtures in the last three seasons.
- There have been two or more goals in each of the last thirteen games involving Leipzig.