We always talk about there being no prizes for finishing second in sports, but that is not necessarily the case in soccer. This is especially true in the domestic European leagues, where finishing in the top 4 means landing a very lucrative Champions League spot the following season. That is why there are always still plenty of meaningful games on the schedule even after the league title has been clinched. Let’s have a closer look at this Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig affair so you can make your bets against their Bundesliga odds.
Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig Game Info
The German Bundesliga is over in terms of the title race, with Bayern Munich clinching their 8th straight title earlier in the week. What has not been decided are all the European places for next season or relegation, as those battles are likely to rage until the final day of the season. RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are both in the top 4 heading into this weekend, with both looking like a certainty to be playing Champions League football next season. Still, both will be looking to make entirely sure of those spots when they meet this weekend. We can only hope that this one is as fun as the 3-3 game they played earlier in the season. This one is in as a PK play, with the goal total set at 3.
Why bet on RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig have a midweek game ahead of this one that could very well secure their Champions League spot for the coming season, so this game may end up being somewhat meaningless. That said, there is still pride to play for and a shot at finishing second behind Bayern Munich, which is no small feat in itself. As it stands at the moment, Leipzig are in 3rd, sitting 4 points back of Dortmund. Their overall record for the season sits at 17-11-3, with 77 goal for and 32 against. They played to a thrilling 3-3 draw in Dortmund earlier this season, but they will be looking to go one better in their own building, although they did lose 1-0 in this home fixture last season. This year, Leipzig are 7-7-1 at home, scoring 36 and giving up 17.
Why bet on Borussia Dortmund
While they have not yet officially clinched a Champions League spot, sitting 6 points ahead of the chasing pack is a comfortable place to be for Dortmund. They, too, have a midweek game ahead of this one, so they might also have clinched by the time this one comes around. While sitting in second behind one of the best teams in Europe is no disgrace, Dortmund are sure to be a little disappointed at not pushing Bayern Munich a little harder, with a 1-0 loss to the champions a couple of weeks ago all but killing off their title bid. Still, with a 20-6-2 record and 82 goals scored, this has been a fantastic season for Dortmund. They head out to Leipzig with a 9-3-4 road record, scoring 36 and surrendering 24 in those games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It would be great if these two could clinch their Champions League spots ahead of this match, as it would likely mean a more open game. Still, these teams tend to serve up goals, so I am taking the OVER and picking a share of the points.
Pick: RB Leipzig 2 Borussia Dortmund 2
General Match Info Borussia Dortmund Vs. RB Leipzig
- When: Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 AM EST
- Where: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
- Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig Live: FS1