The Bundesliga 1 game at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday sees home side Borussia Dortmund prepare for the visit of opponents, Gladbach.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Borussia Dortmund v Gladbach are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Borussia Dortmund fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-5 DFB-Pokal victory versus Duisburg.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund managed 76% possession and 18 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. For Borussia Dortmund, the scorers were Jadon Sancho (14'), Jude Bellingham (30'), Thorgan Hazard (39'), Giovanni Reyna (50') and Marco Reus (58'). At the other end, MSV Duisburg had 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
A common theme in recent Borussia Dortmund games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous 6 matches before this one, in 6 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have lost. However, it remains to be seen if the trend will be maintained here in this game.
Gladbach come into this clash following a 0-8 DFB-Pokal win with the defeat of FC Oberneuland in their previous outing.
For Borussia Mönchengladbach, the scorers were Patrick Herrmann (13', 14'), Jonas Hofmann (19'), Ramy Bensebaïni (25'), Nico Elvedi (35'), Florian Neuhaus (53', 84') and Ibrahima Traoré (76').
Illustrating their fondness for productive encounters, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the prior six games in which Borussia Mönchengladbach have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals per clash. Their opponents have managed 5 of these goals.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs going back to 18/02/2018 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Gladbach. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all while Borussia Dortmund have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those games played.
An aggregate of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Dortmund and 3 being from Gladbach. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league contest featuring the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 25 on 07/03/2020 which ended up with the score at Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-2 Borussia Dortmund.
In that game, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 45% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Lars Stindl (50').
Borussia Dortmund had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Thorgan Hazard (8') and Achraf Hakimi (71') scored.
The referee was Sascha Stegemann.
In our opinion, Gladbach have enough to find the net against this Borussia Dortmund lineup, but it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Borussia Dortmund after 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Lucien Favre
Competitions: DFB-Pokal (First Round)