Our match prediction:
Leipzig played out a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim in the opening match of the season. The newcomers showed character in their opener, but they face an uphill task in Saturday’s football match against star-studded Borussia Dortmund. Leipzig welcome the Millonaires in front of packed stadium Red Bull Arena, but grabbing something from the game is easier said than done. Borussia Dortmund defeated Mainz on day 1, but they need to keep on winning if they are to put an end to Bayern Munich’s dominance in the German Bundesliga. Top scorer Aubameyang did not leave the club in the summer transfer window and the former Saint Etienne attacker, who scored a brace against Mainz, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back line. Borussia Dortmund are definitely superior to Leipzig at the moment and we predict that the Millionaires are going to record their first win of the season on Saturday.
Highligted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since. Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well. Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.