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. The Yellow-Blacks look unstoppable at the moment, and a win over Leipzig could see them overtake star-studded Bayern Munich in top position. All Julian Ryerson, Karim Adeyemi, Julien Duranville, Youssoufa Moukoko, Abdoulaye Kamara, and Mateu Morey remain in the recovery room, but boss Edin Terzic can count on key players for Friday’s showdown.
The Red Bulls, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, and given their attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. In their last meeting at Signal Iduna Park Leipzig rolled over Dortmund 4-1, but home win should be considered this time out as Edin Terzic’s men have been impressive in 2023. As for the away side, Konrad Laimer is banned for the match, while all Emil Forsberg, Lukas Klostermann, Dani Olmo, Abdou Diallo, and Peter Gulasci are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Mats Hummels):
The German central defender Mats Hummels soccer since 1995 in the youth of Bayern Munich. At this club in 2007 he makes his debut in professional football but the real breakthrough to rival Borussia Dortmund. After just one game in the first team to have played Bayren Munich leaves Hummels in 2008 first on a rental basis, later permanently to another German club, Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund paid the club from Munich in 2009 a transfer fee of 4 million euros.
In the 2010-2011 season playing Hummels in the base and he stands out with its excellent playmaking, tackles and defensive actions. Mats comes to 32 league matches, scoring five goals and win the league title with Borussia. He is then seen as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga. The league title is won in the 2011-2012 season. This time with 81 points, an absolute Bundesliga record.
Mats Hummels plays his first match for Germany on May 13, 2010. He is the game in the second half for Serdar Tasci when playing at home against England (3-0). During the Euro 2012 play Hummels all matches. Germany is in the semi-final by Italy (1-2).
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.