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The pressure will be increasing on the sides at the bottom end of the Bundesliga standings this weekend, as the midway point of the campaign gets ever closer. Mainz will be feeling that pressure more than most, as they currently sit second bottom in the standings after falling to a seventh defeat of the season last weekend.  However, positives would have likely have been taken before that latest setback, as they did go into the previous round of matches after going four without a defeat. Mainz could yet move out of the bottom three places this weekend if they are able to claim maximum points, but no side in the Bundesliga has picked up fewer wins than the visitors this weekend. [news_button][/news_button]  FC Köln will be hopeful that their fortunes have changed, as they picked up their second win of the season last weekend. That victory saw them move up to 15th in the standings, and they could climb a few more places on Sunday if they are able to record a second straight win.  It was a battling performance by Köln last weekend, as they snatched maximum points with half an hour remaining. The only goal of the game was netted by Davie Selke, but Köln were good value for the win on that afternoon, as they dominated the possession and created at least five clear scoring opportunities. 

FC Köln vs Mainz Head to Head 

The latest match between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw in April. Neither side has dominated the previous five, with two matches having been played out. Mainz won the first clash between the teams last term, landing a 5-0 home win. However, they have experienced recent away success against Köln after winning 3-2 in April 2021. 

FC Köln vs Mainz Prediction 

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Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 09.12.2023

Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Prediction: Bundesliga Match on 09.12.2023

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  • Betting Tip
    Dortmund to Win
  • Odds
    2.34
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We return to German football for a fascinating contest involving Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. This game involves two huge names from Germany and two sides that hope to finish in the top four this season and secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League next term. You can follow the play from Dortmund’s famous stadium on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. GMT with the action broadcast live on television and through the best live-streaming mobile apps, ensuring you never miss a tackle, goal, or talking point.

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Dortmund has suffered from poor form on the approach to Saturday’s game, and a lack of consistency caused them to drop out of the top four and the major prizes. Things haven’t been much better over at Leipzig, with the Bulls failing to live up to the lofty expectations of their fans in the opening 13 games. It’s a game both sides will try to win, knowing three points would catapult them back into the running. But which team will win? Keep reading as our European football writer previews the match and offers his predictions.

Dortmund has one win in five

Borussia Dortmund enters this game sitting fifth in the Bundesliga table, with their stats for the campaign so far showing seven wins, four draws, and a couple of defeats, scoring 26 goals but conceding 20. When taking a closer look at those numbers, we notice Dortmund is one of the lowest scorers of the top-performing teams in the league, and they also have poor defence when compared to the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. If Dortmund is to take anything from this season, they must be more organised at the back and more savage going forward.

Borussia’s last five league games show exactly why they are off the pace, with the locals managing to win just one of their previous five, losing two in that time and drawing the other pair. They were last seen in action pulling off a 1-1 draw away to league leaders Leverkusen, which is a good result given how good their opponents have been in this campaign. Dortmund took the lead inside five minutes when Ryerson scored the opening goal, but his teammates were unable to hold that position, conceding a late goal to Boniface. Taking four points from the last six is certainly a step in the right direction.

Bulls lack consistency

RB Leipzig started the Bundesliga campaign as one of the pundits’ picks to challenge Bayern Munich for the title. They haven’t shown what they are capable of in recent years, and Bulls fans know there’s more to come from their side, but will we see them challenge for the title in the 2023/24 season? They have plenty of work to do if that’s the case, and an away win over Borussia Dortmund would be the ideal way to get things moving in the right direction. Will they win on the road and breathe life back into their season? Supporters certainly hope so.

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RB Leipzig starts the weekend in fourth place, desperately hanging on to the lowest Champions League qualifying slot, but they don’t want to survive by the smallest of margins as that could spell trouble later in the term. Leipzig has eight wins, two draws, and three defeats, scoring 31 goals and conceding 13 with 26 points on the board. They are nine points off the pace set by Bayer Leverkusen, which is a sizeable gap, but the Bulls know all they can do is keep winning and asking questions of those above them in the league.

Dortmund v RB Leipzig prediction

Which team will win the points and improve their chances of challenging the leaders? Both Dortmund and RB Leipzig are some way off the leading contenders but know three points is up for grabs here and a chance to dent the chances of a rival. Borussia enjoys the home advantage and is unbeaten in two. If they win at the weekend, they will leapfrog their opponents and move into the prizes.

RB Leipzig is on the road, but they have been performing slightly better than their hosts this season and have collected more points in their last five games thanks to three wins and two losses. This has all the ingredients of a thriller, and both managers may see a draw as a fair result, avoiding defeat to a rival while keeping themselves in contention. If Borussia Dortmund’s good form continues, they have what it takes to score a home win.

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Bundesliga odds

The pre-match betting odds available at 22bet have Borussia Dortmund trading at 2.34 for the win. If you prefer the visitors to snatch all three points, you can side with RB Leipzig for the victory at 2.688 while a draw trades at 3.94. If you’re a 22bet account holder, you can gamble using the mobile site or website.

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