Our football match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig face each other at Signal-Iduna-Park in what is expected to be the most entertaining game of Saturday’s program. The Millionaires dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Mainz at the weekend, but a win over the Red Bulls could see them climb to the Champions League berth in the Bundesliga standings. Thomas Tuchel’s troops recorded only one win in previous five league fixtures, but they are definitely capable of beating Leipzig at home. The newcomers continue to impress in the German top flight and they will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim when they face Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 19. Nonetheless, seeing that the Red Bulls were beaten by Bayern Munich (0-3) at Allianz-Arena earlier this season, we predict that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will suffer a loss in the Signal-Iduna-Park clash. Leipzig defeated Borussia Dortmund in the reverse fixture, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17. Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool. Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
Highlighted Team (RB Leipzig):
Leipzig are a professional football club founded in 2009. Die Bullen (The Bulls) were unbeaten in the 2012/2013 Regionalliga Nordost and, as a result, they secured promotion to the 3. Liga. After finishing the 2013/2014 3. Liga campaign in second place in the standings, Leipzig were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and they competed in the German second tier for two seasons. Despite suffering a loss to Karlsruher on the last day of the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign, die Bullen secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time ever. Leipzig play their home games at Red Bull Arena (42,959) and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1954. Die Bullen wear white shirts and red shorts while their away kit is blue and yellow. Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed as the team’s manager at the end of the 2015/2016 season and you should know that the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Achim Beierlorzer, Alexander Zorniger, Peter Pacult, Tomas Oral and Tino Vogel were in charge of the team in the past as well.