With Borussia Dortmund trailing by six points, Bayern Munich can’t afford to rest on their laurels against one of Germany’s most exciting teams. So far, Borussia Dortmund‘s home form has mainly been good in the campaign. With talisman Erling Braut Haaland making his way back on the field after recovering from the injury, we expect minor victors in a spectacular mat for the hosts.
This season, Borussia Dortmund has averaged 2.54 points per game at home in the Bundesliga. Unsurprisingly, Borussia Dortmund has always been a favourite in head-to-head duels, winning six games so far; To date, RB Leipzig have won twice, and so far, an equal number of two games have ended in a draw.
Dortmund has capitalised on title rivals Bayern Munich in a shaky start to the season and has a twelve-point lead over RB Leipzig. When they face RB Leipzig on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund keeps up with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga standings.
Dortmund has been eliminated from the Europa League as well, and now they can shift their entire focus on Bundesliga. Haaland returning to the team has worked as a confidence booster as he can always guarantee a scoring opportunity in the attacking positions.
In Dortmund’s last four games in the Bundesliga, they won two and drew two games. They won both the games 1-0 (Mainz and Arminia), they had controlled the ball possession in both games but surely missed their leading goal scorer Haaland in front of the goal. In the other two draws, they managed to score first but could not contain the lead and conceded the equaliser. Apart from Haaland’s 16 goals (most for Dortmund) in the Bundesliga, their most loyal man Marco Reus has also contributed his part in the team; Reus has scored nine goals and made nine assists in the Bundesliga this season. Jude Bellingham, the young Englishman, has also made seven crucial assists.
In the meantime, RB Leipzig has been performing pretty well lately in the Bundesliga. They are in the fourth spot with 45 points tied with SC Freiburg but have a more significant goal difference. The previous four games have the same form as Dortmund, winning two and drawing two; the only difference is they are also playing in the German DFB Pokal, where they defeated Hannover 96 4-0 in the quarterfinals and made their way into the semifinals. Their last game against Frankfurt ended in a draw.
In the race to get to the top spot, Dortmund has to defeat every team who comes in their way, and they will also face Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga match on 23rd April, where they can reduce the gap by three more points.