The Black and Yellows head into 2019 top of the Bundesliga after winning 13 of their opening 17 games with only one loss to their name. Dortmund have capitalised on title rivals Bayern Munich’s shakey start to the season, and hold a six-point lead over Die Roten.
Leipzig will welcome another home league fixture going by their recent away form, as they have failed to pick up points in their past three games on the road but are unbeaten at home this season.
The first meeting of the side this campaign came on the opening day of the season. Dortmund strolled to a 4-1 victory over Leipzig despite Jean-Kévin Augustin's early opener for the visitors.
Here is 90min’s preview of Saturday’s clash.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 19 January |
|What Time Is Kick Off?||17:30 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Red Bull Arena|
|TV Channel/Live Stream||BT Sport ESPN|
Leipzig will be without Amadou Haidara and Bruma who are currently on the injury list whilst Swede Emil Forsberg isn't expected to return until the end of the month and is doubtful for Saturday’s game. Stefan Ilsanker will continue his suspension following the red card he picked up against Bayern Munich back in December.
|RB Leipzig||Gulacsi; Klostermann, Konate, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Laimer, Demme, Kampl; Sabitzer, Poulsen, Werner.|
|Dortmund||Bürki; Piszczek, Zagadou, Diallo, Hakimi; Witsel, Delaney;Sancho, Reus (c), Bruun Larsen;Götze|
Head to Head Record
While Dortmund have already gained three points from Leipzig this year, they only managed a draw the last time they visited Red Bull Arena in March last year.
Here is how each team has performed in their past five fixtures.
|RB Leipzig 2-1 Werder Bremen (22/12)||Dortmund 2-1 Borussia Mӧnchengladbach (21/12)|
|Bayern Munich 1-0 RB Leipzig (19/12)||Düsseldorf 2-1 Dortmund (18/12)|
|RB Leipzig 4-1 Mainz (16/12)||Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bremen (15/12)|
|RB Leipzig 1-1 Rosenborg (13/12)||Monaco 0-2 Dortmund (11/12)|
|Freiburg 3-0 RB Leipzig (8/12)||Schalke 04 1-2 Dortmund (8/12)|