Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Borussia-Park will host a highly-anticipated Bundesliga game between Borussia M’gladbach and Borussia Dortmund, the two top-table sides. Die Fohlen suffered an unexpected 2-1 loss at Bochum on Matchday 15, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Experienced midfielder Lars Stindl is pushing for a start, while all Tobias Sippel, Tony Jantschke, Yann Sommer, Hannes Wolf, Ko Itakura, and Florian Neuhaus miss out with injuries.
The Yellow-Blacks, on the other hand, failed to extend their winning run to four games, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg in their last league match. Since Borussia Dortmund will adopt an attack-minded approach in Friday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Marco Reus is a major doubt, while all Rothe, Meunier, Bynoe-Gittens, Dahoud, and Morey should miss out with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Christoph Kramer):
Christoph Kramer is a German midfielder born in Solingen on 19 February 1991, and he is most famous for helping Germany lift the 2014 World Cup trophy. The defensive midfielder came to prominence after signing for Bayer Leverkusen, but it was the loan spells with VFL Bochum and Borussia M’gladbach that seriously aided his development.
Kramer received a surprise call up to Joachim Low’s World Cup squad, and he made a total of three appearances in Brazil, even starting the final against Argentina. The midfielder, however, suffered a concussion just after the half hour mark and he later confessed that he couldn’t remember anything from the most important game in his career.
Kramer remained a member of the Germany national team, making three appearances in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and there is plenty of time for him to represent the country at another major tournament, playing a more important role than the one he had at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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.