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The Bundesliga 1 game at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday will see home team Borussia Dortmund play opponents Gladbach.
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Borussia Dortmund will be wanting a better result here following the 2-1 Bundesliga 1 losing effort in their last game against Stuttgart.
In that match, Borussia Dortmund had 41% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Borussia Dortmund was Niklas Füllkrug (36'). For their opponents, Stuttgart had 22 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Deniz Undav (42') and Serhou Guirassy (83') scored for Stuttgart.
In their prior 6 fixtures, Edin Terzić's Borussia Dortmund have netted a total of 8 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Borussia Dortmund:
- have left without a victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. An awful away record.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Gladbach will come into the clash following on from a 4-0 Bundesliga 1 win over VfL Wolfsburg in their last outing.
In that game, Borussia Mönchengladbach managed 47% possession and 15 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Borussia Mönchengladbach, the goals were scored by Tomáš Čvančara (16'), Rocco Reitz (42'), Franck Honorat (64') and Alassane Pléa (71'). For their opponents, Wolfsburg got 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
In a total of 6 of the previous 6 games involving Borussia Mönchengladbach, three or more goals have gone in. The average goals scored per match in that time is 4.17, with the number of goals averaged by Borussia Mönchengladbach being 2.5. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen if that trend shall continue on in this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Borussia Mönchengladbach:
- are winless against Borussia Dortmund in away games against them for the last 9 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 22/01/2021, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Borussia Dortmund winning 3 of those games, Gladbach 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 27 in total which averages out at 4.5 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 32 on 13/05/2023 and the score finished Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach.
On that occasion, Borussia Dortmund managed 55% possession and 35 attempts on goal with 13 on target. The goalscorers were Donyell Malen (5'), Jude Bellingham (18'), Sébastien Haller (20', 32') and Giovanni Reyna (94').
Borussia Mönchengladbach had 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Ramy Bensebaïni (75') and Lars Stindl (85') scored.
The referee was Daniel Schlager.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Julien Duranville (Muscle injury), Mateu Morey (Knee injury), Gregor Kobel (muscular problems) and Felix Nmecha (Hip problems) will not be able to play for Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzić.
Team News: Gladbach
Gladbach manager Gerardo Seoane has a number of players out of action. Lukas Ullrich (Shoulder injury), Jonas Omlin (Shoulder injury), Tony Jantschke (Torn thigh muscle), Hannes Wolf (Meniscus tear), Stefan Lainer (Fitness), Mamadou Doucouré (Fitness) and Ko Itakura (Ankle injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We envisage that Borussia Mönchengladbach have the ability to put one past this Borussia Dortmund team, however it probably shouldn’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Borussia Dortmund at the end of this one. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Emre Can
Chairman: Reinhold Lunow
Manager: Edin Terzić
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Third Round), Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Julian Brandt
Generally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Julian Brandt was born in Bremen, Germany. Having played his first senior match for Bayer Leverkusen in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.