Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
All eyes will be on Signal Iduna Park when Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig face each other in the Bundesliga derby. Borussia Dortmund have been in a splendid form in the season finale, with the team winning each of the previous four league fixtures. Edin Terzic’s troops are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but given the number of absentees in the home team, we are not tempted to put our money on the Signal Iduna Park outfit. Teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham is banned for the match, while key attacker Erling Haland is sidelined with a muscle injury.
Zagadou, Witsel, Schmelzer, Moukoko, and Morey are out of contention as well. The Red Bulls, on the other hand, aim to keep their Bundesliga hopes alive, and they should take advantage of the fact that Borussia Dortmund head into the match with a severely-weakened squad. All Nkunku, Halstenberg, Kluivert, Klostermann, and Szoboszlai are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (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 as 3rd. 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 round in the 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.