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The excitement is building for the much anticipated DFB-Pokal semi-final showdown between Borussia Dortmund and Holstein Kiel on Saturday. Having both made it this far, and with the reward for the side that makes it through the clash being a date with the final, let’s hope for a great game.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Borussia Dortmund v Holstein Kiel are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Borussia Dortmund are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Bundesliga 1 triumph against VfL Wolfsburg.
In that game, Borussia Dortmund had 47% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Borussia Dortmund was Erling Håland (12', 68'). On the other side, VfL Wolfsburg had 21 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Fixtures involving Borussia Dortmund have usually been engaging encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past half dozen games alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 13 of them belonging to Dortmund.
In their last game, Holstein Kiel drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga 2 match with Nuremberg.
In that match, Holstein Kiel managed 61% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Holstein Kiel was Janni Serra (67'). On the other side, 1. FC Nürnberg had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Dennis Borkowski (31') scored for Nuremberg.
The stats tell the story, and Holstein Kiel have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in total. Defensively, Holstein Kiel have some weaknesses to address. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Team News: Borussia Dortmund
Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Youssoufa Moukoko (Ligament Injury), Axel Witsel (Achilles tendon rupture) and Dan-Axel Zagadou (Knee Surgery) are unavailable for Dortmund boss Edin Terzić. Mahmoud Dahoud will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Holstein Kiel
Kiel manager Ole Werner has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ioannis Gelios (Corona virus) and Stefan Thesker (Achilles tendon rupture) will not be playing here.
We feel that Borussia Dortmund can and should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the other end, Holstein Kiel might well find it a difficult task to make a breakthrough but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be being dangerous at times.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 winning score for Borussia Dortmund when all’s said and done.
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 5, DFB-Pokal (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Man: Erling Håland
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Erling Håland was born in Leeds, England. Having played his first senior match for Molde FK in the 2017 season, the talented Forward has got 25 league goals in this Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 26 appearances.