Bundesliga tips: Support in-form 5/1 shots to sink Haaland and co

A look ahead to matchday 15 in the Bundesliga where goals are likely at the Europa-Park Stadion, Leipzig are fancied and Borussia Dortmund are tipped come unstuck.

Borussia Dortmund have slipped four points behind rivals Bayern Munich in the race for the Bundesliga title following defeat in Der Klassiker and Matty Briggs is predicting further misery for the Marco Rose's men this weekend.

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach, Saturday, 2.30pm

The hosts head back into domestic action on the back of three successive defeats in the Bundesliga.

It was enough to see coach Jesse Marsch removed and replaced by former Spartak Moscow boss Domenico Tedesco on Thursday. In the interim period, Leipzig saw off Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1. And it was a City side packed with talent, including Kevin de BruynePhil Foden and Jack Grealish, despite having already secured top spot in the group.

Achim Beierlorzer took temporary charge for the victory which was a notable scalp for Die Roten Bullen. And the players will head back into domestic action full of confidence. Not that they need it on home soil.

Their form at the Red Bull Arena has been good with 15 of their 18 Bundesliga points coming there. Among their scalps are Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin, hammered 6-0 there in September.

Tedesco will have Willi Orban back in defence, while midfielder Amadou Haidara could feature following an ankle problem.

But while 36-year-old Tedesco, who boasted a 50% win ratio at Spartak, is just starting out, it could be the end of the road for Adi Hutte at Monchengladbach.

He is under serious pressure with his side ensconced in mid-table, like Leipzig.

Hutter was expected to get his men challenging for Europe this season, but two consecutive defeats have left him in trouble.

They conceded 10 goals in those two games and were 6-0 down at half-time to Freiburg last time out.

Their away form is also poor with just four points picked up from a possible 21 on the road.

Hutter is expected to ring the changes after the embarrassment against Freiburg, but Leipzig, re-energised under a new boss, is not the ideal place to get things going again.

Leipzig look more than capable of getting their season back on track and are worth backing at 3/4.

Freiburg vs Hoffenheim, Saturday, 2.30pm

Goals look the order of the day at the Europa-Park Stadion.

The hosts smashed six past Monchengladbach in the first 38 minutes away from home last time out. And they have failed to score only once at home all season.

Christian Streich's side put an end to three consecutive Bundesliga losses with the thrashing of Monchengladbach and will be hoping to get back to their early season form. And Streich is unlikely to make too many changes against their local rivals.

Hoffenheim could welcome back Andrej Kramaric, who nears a couple of milestones. The talismanic Croatian has scored 99 goals in 199 competitive outings for the club.

But they managed without him, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 last time out to move into fifth place. And a win on Saturday would lift them over their neighbours and into fourth place.

Hoffenheim have now scored 11 times in their last three games and they do have the momentum.

They are worth backing at 9/5, but with their recent goals-for record it could pay to back them to win and both teams to score at 7/2.

VFL Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund, Saturday, 2.30pm

Ignoring Bayern Munich, Bochum are the form team in the Bundesliga.

Thomas Reis' men have five wins from their last seven games and only Bayern (18) have won more points in that timespan.

But the promoted side are still a 5/1 shot at home to the Erling Haaland-led Dortmund. The Norway striker is back with a bang after netting four goals in three games since returning from injury. But if the hosts can keep him quiet they could well cause another big shock.

Heading into October many pundits had Bochum down for a quick return to 2.Bundesliga. But inspired by Sebastian Polter and Gerrit Holtman, Bochum are now looking up not down.

Recent home wins over Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim and Freiburg underline their ability to match the best on home soil.

Dortmund, meanwhile, fell to their seventh consecutive defeat to Bayern Munich in Der Klassiker last weekend. And they have also been beaten three times on the road this campaign.

At 1/2 they look too short to support and the value about the in-form hosts is worth getting stuck into.

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