Borussia Dortmund will be looking to guarantee themselves the runners-up spot in the Bundesliga this season when they travel to RB Leipzig on Saturday afternoon.
BVB are currently second to champions Bayern Munich in Germany’s top flight, but they are only three points clear of third-placed Leipzig ahead of this weekend’s mouthwatering contest.
Leipzig are unbeaten in the Bundesliga since the end of January, while they have only lost three of their 32 league matches this season, which is the best record in the division, even ahead of Bayern.
RBL have drawn their last 5 home matches (Bundesliga), but Borussia Dortumd have won their last 5 away matches (Bundesliga). Which team will continue the run?
The Red Bulls will also have to prepare for life after Timo Werner, who is heading for Chelsea this summer. The striker will officially join the Premier League giants in July, meaning that he will not be available for the club’s Champions League quarter-final tie in August.
Dortmund, meanwhile, will enter Saturday’s match off the back of a shock 2-0 home defeat to Mainz on Wednesday night.
There are unlikely to be many changes from the side that started the defeat to Mainz, meaning that Erling Haaland should again lead the line with support from Sancho and Thorgan Hazard.
Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann, Angelino; Sabitzer, Kampl, Laimer; Olmo; Schick, Werner
Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Can; Hakimi, Brandt, Witsel, Guerreiro; Hazard, Haaland, Sancho