AnalysisRB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
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RB Leipzig will be aiming to defend their DFB-Pokal title when they host Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Dortmund, meanwhile, will be determined to bounce back from their 4-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich at the weekend.

Team News

RB Leipzig

  • Leipzig may not rush Christopher Nkunku back from a hamstring issue for this match, especially with their top-four hopes damaged by their recent defeat to Mainz.
  • Dani Olmo is likely to start, though, after appearing as a substitute during the 3-0 loss, while the likes of Mohamed Simakan, Amadou Haidara and David Raum will expect to come into the starting XI after being left out on Saturday.
  • Peter Gulasci, Xaver Schlager and Yussuf Poulsen all remain sidelined by long-term injuries.

Borussia Dortmund

  • Dortmund, meanwhile, will travel without Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey, Julian Duranville and Abdoulaye Kamara due to existing injuries. While Nico Schlotterbeck suffered a hip issue against Bayern and is unlikely to return until later this month.
  • Mats Hummel replaced his compatriot during the first half and should start at Red Bull Arena, while Karim Adeyemi could feature after returning from a recent muscle strain to make the bench in Munich.
  • Donyell Malen scored as a late substitute and will expect to start, with the likes of Youssoufa Moukoko, Salih Ozcan and Alexander Meyer also firmly in contention,

Possible Lineup

RB leipzig: Blaswich; Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum; Laimer, Haidara; Szoboszlai, Olmo; Silva, Werner

Borussia Dortmund: Meyer; Morey, Sule, Hummels, Guerreiro; Ozcan, Can, Bellingham; Brandt, Moukoko, Malen

Prediction Analysis

This has all the makings of an excellent cup tie, with both teams recognising that the DFB-Pokal represents their best chance of winning silverware this season.

Dortmund could be bruised by their defeat to Bayern on Saturday, with home advantage potentially set to be a key factor in helping Leipzig remain in the hunt to retain this trophy.

Our prediction is RB Leipzig 2-1 Borussia Dortmund