Perennial contenders Borussia Dortmund are set to clash with second-running team RB Leipzig at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, February 4th as the 2016–2017 Bundesliga season continues.
Borussia Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig German Bundesliga 4th February 2017 Details
RB Leipzig won 1–0 at home to Borussia Dortmund in the only prior competitive meeting between the two sides. Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten across 29 consecutive Bundesliga home matches, winning in 80% of these (W23 D6). Leipzig have conceded 8 of their 10 goals conceded on the road in the first half (80%). Dortmund have scored in the first 15 minutes in three of their last four Bundesliga matches.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||4.02.2017 12:30 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||4.02.2017 17:30 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||4.02.2017 23:00 IST|
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Fox Sports GO, Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Sports 2 USA, GOLTV USA|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live Streaming|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Star Sports Select HD2|
Borussia Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig German Bundesliga Live Online Commentary
This is the must win game for head coach Thomas Tuchel. Borussia Dortmund have been far from impressive so far in Bundesliga this season. They are nine points behind RB Leipzig in second position and they simply need to pick up the win if they want to keep the theoretical chances of challenging one of the top two spots alive. More importantly, the victory over the Bulls would be a huge morale boost for struggling Dortmund side who have failed to claim three points at OPEL Arena last weekend playing only a 1–1 stalemate with Mainz 05. As regards injury news: Dortmund are doubtful over center-back Sven Bender and central midfielder Nuri Sahin.
RB Leipzig managed to bounce back from the 3–0 defeat to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in the last match of 2016 with two consecutive victories at their home stadium of Red Bull Arena over Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim. Young striker Timo Werner has been red-hot scoring a goal in each of two wins at the start of the new year and he could be a worthy longshot attempt for anytime goalscorer pick at 11⁄5 odds. Touching visitors’ injury news: Leipzig are without 2nd top scorer Emil Forsberg (5 goals in 15 appearances), who serves the last of a three match suspension. Lukas Klostermann (right-back) is also doubtful.