Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
There will be fireworks when Borussia M’gladbach and Borussia Dortmund face each other in the Bundesliga derby. Die Fohlen have been producing fine displays in the German top flight ever since they suffered elimination in the Champions League, with the team sitting in in 7th position in the standings ahead of Matchday 18. Borussia M’gladbach did well to beat Werder Bremen 1-0 in midweek, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Borussia Dortmund.
Thuram remains on the sidelines through suspension, while Scally, Reitz, and Lazaro are all sidelined with injuries. Switzerland international Embolo has been tested positive for coronavirus. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Since Edin Terzic’s troops will go all guns blazing at die Fohlen, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Schmelzer, Hazard, Witsel, and Zagadou remain sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Yann Sommer):
After making 133 league appearances for Basel between 2007 and 2014, Yann Sommer joined Borussia Monchengladbach on March, 2014. The Swiss goalkeeper signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit and he was signed to replace Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who joined Barcelona.
Sommer made 34 appearances for Borussia M’gladbach in the 2014/2015 season and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 15 clean sheets. As a result, die Fohlen finished the season in third place in the standings. The Swiss shoot-stopper, though, was not as successful in the 2015/2016 season, keeping just 5 clean sheets, while conceding 50 goals in the process.
Sommer made his Switzerland debut on 30 May, 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Romania and he represented the Rossocrociati at both 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016. The shoot-stopper made 8 appearances for Switzerland on the road to Euro 2016 and he conceded eight goals in the process. Sommer played four games for the Rossocrociati at the tournament in France, conceding two goals, while keeping two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.