Match Previews

country flag Bundesliga Round 17
Fri 21 December 2018 19:30
Referee
Felix Zwayer
Weather at KO
weather icon Breezy and Mostly Cloudy  11oC | Precip: 13% (0 in) | Wind 22.5 mph
Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
100 KM (Distance Matrix)

Borussia Dortmund

Last updated: Sat 22 December 2018 00:29
In Brief

Suffered first league defeat of the season during the week. Manuel Akanji and Abdou Diallo injured in the last match. Dan-Axel Zagadou also not match fit.

Looking Back

Unbeaten at home this season. 7 of their last 8 won in Westfalenstadion this term.

Have scored at least 2 goals in every home match this term.

Paco Alcacer got on the scoresheet during the week taking his tally to 12 for the season. Marco Reus is not far behind with 10 goals as well as 7 assists.

Have taken 12 wins and a draw from the 13 matches in which they have taken the lead in.

Have scored 24 goals of their 42 alone in the final 30 minutes of matches.

Looking Ahead

Lucien Favre has real problems at centre back. His two starters Manuel Akanji and Abdou Diallo both picked up injuries in midweek. Dan-Axel Zagadou is also not yet fit again. Right back Lukasz Piszczek is likely to start at centre back.

After a tough match in midweek there is also likely to be more rotation. Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho should both start. Mahmoud Dahoud against his former club come into the midfield for Thomas Delaney.

Points of Interest

Have won the last 4 at home against Gladbach. The last 3 BVB have scored 4 or more on each occasion. Have won 11 of their last 12 at home to Gladbach overall.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Last updated: Sat 22 December 2018 00:29
In Brief

Picked up an easy win in the last round. Matthias Ginter and Raffael all injured. Christoph Kramer, Tony Jantschke and Jonas Hofmann have been missing through injury. Lars Stindl and Nico Elvedi picked up knocks in midweek.

Looking Back

Have not conceded in the last 3 matches.

Just 2 wins and 8 total points on the road this season. Compared to a massive 24 at home.

Alasaane Plea and Thorgan Hazard got on the scoresheet for the first time in 4 matches during the match. Both have 9 goals for the season so far.

Just 10 of their 35 goals scored in the first half this term.

Looking Ahead

Matthias Ginter and Raffael remain the most significant injury concerns at the moment.

Christoph Kramer, Tony Jantschke and Jonas Hofmann have been on the way back from injuries for the last couple of weeks. Hofmann will want to be passed fit against his former side.

Lars Stinld and Nico Elvedi both picked up knocks and will have fitness tests on the day of the match.

Points of Interest

No away win in Dortmund since 1998 - 13 matches ago. Just 1 point won since then.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Borussia Monchengladbach

Last updated: Sat 22 December 2018 00:29
In Brief

Picked up an easy win in the last round. Matthias Ginter and Raffael all injured. Christoph Kramer, Tony Jantschke and Jonas Hofmann have been missing through injury. Lars Stindl and Nico Elvedi picked up knocks in midweek.

Looking Back

Have not conceded in the last 3 matches.

Just 2 wins and 8 total points on the road this season. Compared to a massive 24 at home.

Alasaane Plea and Thorgan Hazard got on the scoresheet for the first time in 4 matches during the match. Both have 9 goals for the season so far.

Just 10 of their 35 goals scored in the first half this term.

Looking Ahead

Matthias Ginter and Raffael remain the most significant injury concerns at the moment.

Christoph Kramer, Tony Jantschke and Jonas Hofmann have been on the way back from injuries for the last couple of weeks. Hofmann will want to be passed fit against his former side.

Lars Stinld and Nico Elvedi both picked up knocks and will have fitness tests on the day of the match.

Points of Interest

No away win in Dortmund since 1998 - 13 matches ago. Just 1 point won since then.

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