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Borussia Dortmund are going up against away team Arminia Bielefeld at Signal Iduna Park in this Bundesliga 1 meeting on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Borussia Dortmund v Arminia Bielefeld are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Borussia Dortmund, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-4 Bundesliga 1 victory vs Schalke.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund managed 62% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Jadon Sancho (42'), Erling Håland (45', 79') and Raphaël Guerreiro (60'). On the other side, FC Schalke 04 had 13 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
At least three goals per game were seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Borussia Dortmund have been involved. Opposing sides scored 9 times in these games while Dortmund bagged a total of 16.
Their previous form shows that Borussia Dortmund:
- have not lost a league tie with Arminia Bielefeld in their previous 5 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against VfL Wolfsburg in Bundesliga 1 competition, Arminia Bielefeld will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Arminia Bielefeld had 44% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. VfL Wolfsburg got 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. Renato Steffen (29', 47') and Maximilian Arnold (54') scored for VfL Wolfsburg.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Arminia Bielefeld, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 3.67, with the average number of goals for Arminia Bielefeld working out to 1.33. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Their prior results show that Arminia Bielefeld:
- have not emerged victorious against Borussia Dortmund in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. Not good at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes going back to 30/03/2007 shows us that Borussia Dortmund have won 3 of these and Arminia Bielefeld 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 16 for Dortmund and 4 coming from Bielefeld. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league match featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 6 on 31/10/2020 when the final score was Arminia Bielefeld 0-2 Borussia Dortmund.
On that occasion, Arminia Bielefeld had 25% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Borussia Dortmund had 21 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Mats Hummels (53', 71') scored.
The match was refereed by Bastian Dankert.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Manuel Akanji (Torn Muscle Fibre), Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture) and Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery) aren’t available for Dortmund manager Edin Terzić.
Team News: Arminia Bielefeld
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Arminia Bielefeld boss Uwe Neuhaus has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
In our view, Arminia Bielefeld are likely to score a goal against this Borussia Dortmund side, but it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a 2-1 winning margin for Borussia Dortmund at full-time. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Edin Terzić
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 6, DFB-Pokal (Quarter-Finals), Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Star Man: Jadon Sancho
Usually played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jadon Sancho was born in London, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Borussia Dortmund in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 20 appearances.