FK Austria Wien vs Borussia Dortmund
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 11, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Borussia Dortmund had a very disappointing 2017/2018 season and the side will be desperate to improve this season. This is one of the greatest teams in German football by last season they looked like they were nowhere near the top. This will a great cause for concern and considering many of the team had poor World Cups with Germany, things are not looking great. That being said, it is still early in preseason and the team will have time to develop. They player FK Austria Wien in a friendly match this week which will be very beneficial for both sides.
FK Austria Wien were also a side that had a poor 2017/2018 season as the team only managed to come 7th in the Austrian domestic league. This is not acceptable for a club such as FK Austria Wien who are considered to be one of the top teams in Austria. It will be important for the team to improve and playing against a top side like Borussia Dortmund will be a great chance for the manager to see the quality of players he has available for him. Most of the players for FK Austria Wien will be available since not many of their players played in the World Cup. This should mean that a full strength side is likely to play.
On the other side of the pitch, Borussia Dortmund is unlikely to play their top players. The likes of Marco Reus, Shinji Kagawa, and Łukasz Piszczek are not back yet since the World Cup took up most of their summer and they are now on leave. It is expected that the likes of Mario Gotze will play but it is not likely that Andre Schurrle will see the pitch since he is expected to leave the club during the summer. Either way, there should be enough talent available to display the top quality football that Borussia Dortmund can play.
All in all, I am going to predict that Borussia Dortmund will win this match. They are the better team and it makes sense that they get a victory.