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RB Leipzig start as favourites against injury-stricken Dortmund in Bundesliga 2021-22 - get fantasy tips

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Borussia Dortmund (DOR) face RB Leipzig (LEP) in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, November 6. The game will kick off at 11:00 PM IST.

LEP vs DOR Dream11 Prediction

Dortmund sit second in the league standings and travel to Red Bull Arena with a four-game winning streak in Bundesliga 2021-22. Additionally, in their past six visits to Leipzig in all competitions, Die Borussen have lost just one game, but their good run at the venue could be broken this weekend as coach Marco Rose has a squad with plenty of key players such as star striker Erling Braut Haaland missing.

There are also doubts over the participation of Raphael Guerreiro, Giovanni Reyna, and Emre Can, giving LEP a massive advantage going into Saturday's clash. The match is expected to be tight, and RB Leipzig - currently eighth in the league standings - are likely to bag maximum points.

LEP vs DOR Dream11 team tips for Bundesliga 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Borussia Dortmund will miss the services of Erling Haaland for the LEP vs DOR game, so fantasy players can place their bet on RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku. The French striker has been in sublime form for LEP this term, with 10 goals and five assists in 16 games across all competitions. With 285 fantasy points to his name this season, Nkunku is a worthy option to put your money on in the absence of first-choice pick Haaland.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Marco Reus starts as the top midfielder for Saturday’s tie. The 32-year-old, expected to lead the attack against RB Leipzig, has two goals and five assists in the league and will aim to toy around with an LEP defence that has leaked 10 Bundesliga goals in this campaign. 

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

The uncertainty over Raphaël Guerreiro’s availability means fantasy players must draft in LEP’s Willi Orban into their team. The Hungarian international can defend and also be useful in attack, which is why the 29-year-old has accumulated 138 fantasy points this season.

When it comes to goalkeepers, Peter Gulacsi is the first-choice pick ahead of Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel. Leipzig’s Gulacsi has conceded 10 goals in the league this term and managed to keep three clean sheets, which is a better record than that of Kobel, who has let in more goals and kept fewer clean sheets in the league. With the free-scoring Haaland absent for the LEP vs DOR match, Gulacsi could keep another important clean sheet on Saturday.

LEP vs DOR probable playing XI

LEP probable XI (3-4-2-1): Peter Gulacsi (captain and goalkeeper), Willi Orban, Mohamed Simakan, Josko Gvardiol, Nordi Mukiele, Amadou Haidara, Konrad Laimer, Benjamin Henrichs, Dani Olmo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Christopher Nkunku

DOR probable XI (4-3-3): Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Felix Passlack, Julian Brandt, Jude Bellingham, Axel Witsel, Thorgan Hazard, Donyell Malen, Marco Reus (captain)

Featured photo: AFP / Maja Hitij

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