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| On May 8, 2021 8:07 AM IST

DOR vs LEP Dream11 Tips for Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Bundesliga Fixtures 8 May


DOR vs LEP Dream11: Red Bull Leipzig travels to the Ruhr Valley to take on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. The Black and Yellow have finally found their footing with 5 straight domestic wins in a row. They are going into this game on the back of a 5-0 rout of Holstein Kiel in the DFB Pokal. On the other hand, RB Leipzig ceded the title race to Bayern Munich and have nothing else to play for in the league. Leipzig beat Werder Bremen 2-1 in the DFB Pokal and will play Dortmund in the finals in one week. They also comfortably beat Stuttgart 2-0 in their last Bundesliga game.

Date: 8th May, Saturday
Kick-Off: 7 pm (IST)
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund

Bundesliga Table: Dortmund is in 5th place with RB Leipzig in 2nd place.

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Recent Form
Borussia Dortmund: LWWWW
RB Leipzig: WDLWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Borussia Dortmund – 4
Draw – 1
RB Leipzig – 0

DOR vs LEP Today Match Prediction Details

Borussia Dortmund News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Defenders, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer and Mateu Morey, are out with injuries.
• Axel Witsel and Youssoufa Moukoko too are seemingly out for the season.
• Jude Bellingham picked up a red card against Stuttgart and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• The defence should remain unchanged as Mahmoud Dahoud replaces Bellingham in the midfield pivot.
• The attacking midfield should keep their spots but Thorgan Hazard will make way for Erling Haaland in the attack.

Borussia Dortmund Starting XI (likely)

Marwin Hitz (GK)
Lukasz Piszczek
Manuel Akanji
Mats Hummels
Raphael Guerreiro
Emre Can
Mahmoud Dahoud
Jadon Sancho
Marco Reus
Giovani Reyna
Erling Braut Haaland

RB Leipzig News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Christopher Nkunku and Tyler Adams are both out with back injuries.
• New signing, Dominik Szoboszlai, is a long-term absentee with a groin injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Lukas Klostermann should replace Ibrahima Konate in the 3-man defence.
• Leipzig should revert to a 4-man defence with Amadou Haidara making way.
• Emil Forsberg should return to the attack alongside Dani Olmo and Alexander Sorloth.

RB Leipzig Starting XI (likely)

Peter Gulacsi (GK)
Lukas Klostermann
Dayot Upamecano
Willy Orban
Nordi Mukiele
Marcel Sabitzer
Kevin Kampl
Dani Olmo
Emil Forsberg
Alexander Sorloth

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Erling Haaland – The Norwegian has had another impressive season with 25 league goals and 5 assists in 25 starts. He has 4 goals in his last 3 games, scoring both goals in their win against Wolfsburg. Haaland has created 30 chances, attempted 48 shots on target and succeeded in 27 dribbles at a 63% completion rate.

Dani Olmo – Dani Omo has 4 goals and 9 assists in the Bundesliga this season making him one of Leipzig’s most lucrative players. He has created 49 chances, attempted 22 shots on target and succeeded in 29 dribbles. He also assisted the opening goal in their 2-0 win over Stuttgart.

Differential Pick

Giovani Reyna – This has been somewhat of a breakthrough season for Giovani Reyna, having gotten 21 starts for Dortmund. The American international has not disappointed either with 4 goals and 5 assists in the Bundesliga. He also bagged a brace against Holstein Kiel in their last game and will look the carry on that form. At just 18 years old, Reyna has created 39 chances, completed 43 dribbles at a 60% completion rate, while whipping in 13 accurate crosses.

DOR vs LEP Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Gulacsi
Defenders – Hummels, Piszczek, Angelino
Midfielders – Reus, Sancho, Reyna, Kampl, Olmo (VC)
Forwards – Forsberg, Haaland (C)

Likely Winner:

Dortmund will go all out for this game in a bid to qualify for the Champions League. They are just 2 points off of 3rd place and will look to put in one final push before the season ends. RB Leipzig has all but confirmed their berth for European football and will have their hopes set on the finals against Dortmund next week. It won’t be surprising if Julian Nagelsmann uses the DOR vs LEP Today Match Prediction as a tactical experiment. Whereas both games are must-wins for the Black and Yellow. This game will most likely end in a draw that will come down to the fine margins.

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