Borussia Dortmund vs Frankfurt Preview
Watch Borussia Dortmund vs Frankfurt, as they will be clashing between each other in the Bundesliga Premises at Signal Iguna Park.
Dortmund, of course, have aspirations to win a major trophy themselves this season, as they attempt to hunt down Bayern at the summit and prevent them from winning an 11th consecutive German title.
BVB were the last team to stop the Bavarians from winning the Bundesliga when Jurgen Klopp guided them to successive titles between 2010 and 2012, with Edin Terzic‘s side looking like the most capable Dortmund team of ending over a decade of hurt at times this season.
However, with Bayern surprisingly dropping two points at home to Hoffenheim last weekend, Dortmund would have been kicking themselves by doing the exact same thing after playing out a pulsating 3-3 draw away to relegation-threatened Stuttgart.
The victory looked to be in the bag when Sebastien Haller and Donyell Malen provided the visitors with a two-goal cushion inside 33 minutes, especially when Konstantinos Mavropanos was given his marching orders six minutes later.
However, Stuttgart rallied to equalise through quickfire strikes from Tanguy Coulibaly and Josha Vagnoman, before Giovanni Reyna scored what appeared to be his third injury-time winner already this calendar year. Sensationally, though, there was room for more drama still as Silas claimed a point for his side in the seventh minute of added time.
Throwing away a two-goal lead in the midst of a title race is one thing, but to do so against 10 men is another matter altogether, and Terzic will be desperately hoping that his players can pick themselves back up against Frankfurt this weekend.
Team news and Injury
Dortmund could have a serious defensive injury crisis on their hands, with centre-backs Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck all doubts to start against Frankfurt.
However, Hummels and Sule should be able to shake off their respective muscle issues, with Schlotterbeck likely to be back in contention by the end of April.
Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey and Julian Duranville have all been ruled out for at least another matchday, with Terzic unlikely to make any changes to his front line after scoring three goals despite dropping points in their last match.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, will travel without Kristijan Jakic, Philipp Max, Hrvoje Smolcic, Almamy Toure and Jesper Lindstrom due to injuries, but Evan Ndicka could be passed fit to be able to return after recovering from his recent muscle strain.
Mario Gotze also missed his side’s draw against Gladbach through suspension and should return to the visitors’ starting XI to face his former club, with Rafael Borre likely to make way having filled into a slighter deeper role than he would prefer.
Borussia vs Frankfurt head-to-head stats
orussia Dortmund have a good recent record against Eintracht Frankfurt and have won 24 out of the last 43 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Eintracht Frankfurt’s seven victories.
Borussia Dortmund have won a total of 48 games against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga – their best record against any team in the competition.
Borussia Dortmund have won 10 of their last 11 games at home against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, with their only defeat during this period coming by a 2-1 scoreline in 2021.
Borussia Dortmund have won each of their last eight home games in the Bundesliga and have picked up 34 points at home – the best such record in the competition.
Eintracht Frankfurt are winless in their last seven games in the Bundesliga – their longest such run in the competition this season.
Borussia vs Dortmund prediction
Borussia Dortmund have an excellent squad at their disposal and have stepped up to the plate this season. The hosts are only two points behind league-leaders Bayern Munich at the moment and will look to cut the deficit this weekend.
Eintracht Frankfurt can pack a punch on their day but are not at their best at the moment. Borussia Dortmund are currently in better form and should be able to win this game.