Match Preview: Düsseldorf vs Dortmund

Last weekend’s results saw Borussia Dortmund take a seven-point advantage over fourth-place Borussia Mönchengladbach. 

With only four games left this season, Dortmund have all but confirmed Champions League football for next season. 

Saturday’s late kick-off saw Dortmund edge out a tight game 1-0 at home to Hertha Berlin.

With the scoreline 0-0 at halftime, Emre Can’s 58th-minute goal was enough to see them take all three points. However, this was a game of missed chances with Dortmund having 13 chances and 64% possession.

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Relegation-threatened Düsseldorf saw three vital points slip away from them on Saturday. The home side could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Hoffenheim. Within the first 10 minutes, Düsseldorf were 1-0 up and playing against 10 men. With Mainz winning away at Frankfurt, the gap for survival is now three points.

The reverse fixture between these two sides saw Dortmund cruise to a 5-0 home win. Four of those goals came after half time.

The last four games between these two sides have seen over 2.5 goals, with Dortmund winning the last two meetings. Since the restart, Düsseldorf has found it hard to keep clean sheets conceding 10 goals in five games. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have found it easy to score goals scoring 13 goals in 5 games. 

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This weekend will see one of the league-worst defence’s go head to head with the leagues second-best attack.

The hope for Düsseldorf is that they can continue their form of only one defeat in their last eight. 

The team news for Dortmund is both Håland and Reus took part in training on Tuesday morning. Sporting Director Michael Zorc told Kicker that both Håland and Reus along with Schulz have all returned to training. This weeks game, however, may have come too soon for Reus and Schulz. However Håland should be part of the squad.

Centre back Mats Hummels will return from a game 1 game suspension and is expected to go back into the starting lineup.

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The team news for Düsseldorf is Captain Oliver Fink has suffered a hamstring injury in training today. Midfielder Marcel Sobottka could return to the squad after missing the last game with an ankle injury.

Finally, Adam Bodzek will miss the game through suspension after picking up his 10th yellow card. 

Düsseldorf team prediction: Kastenmeier; Ayhan, Hoffmann, Suttner; Morales; Zimmermann, Stoger, Berisha, Thommy; Hennings, Karaman

Dortmund team prediction: Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji; Hakimi, Witsel, Delaney, Guerreiro; Brandt, Sancho, Hazard

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