Borussia Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Commerzbank-Arena)
Eintracht Frankfurt +375, Borussia Dortmund -143, Over 2.5 (-225), Under 2.5 (+175) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Eintracht is welcoming Borussia Dortmund in round 5 of German Bundesliga.
Eintracht is a solid team and is probably in the top six in Bundesliga. With 2 wins and 2 losses in first 4 rounds of Bundesliga, Eintracht is holding 9th place in the standings with 6 points, 5 scored and 5 conceded goals. Paciencia has scored 3 goals while Dost and Hinterberger each added 1 goal. Russ, De Guzman, and Gacinovic are all injured and will not play in this game. In their last match in Bundesliga against Augsburg, Eintracht was a better team with 70% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, and 80% of correct passes. Eintracht conceded 2 goals in the first half from their own mistakes and wasn't able to get back in the game. Eintracht had a lot of chances but was able to score only 1 goal and the game ended 2-1. Eintracht has a solid team with a good coach in Adi Hutter and if they manage to stay healthy, Eintracht could end up close to the top and qualify for Champions League. Eintracht is also playing in Europa League before this match against Arsenal in which could be a really good and fun match. Eintracht is playing good soccer with a lot of short passes and plays through their wings and when playing their game, Eintracht is capable of beating any team in Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund is on fire as of late and has lost only 1 game since early May of this year. With 3 wins and 1 loss in Bundesliga, Borussia is on the second place in the standings with 9 points, 13 scored goals and 5 conceded goals. Alcacer has scored 5 goals for Borussia, Reus added 3 while Sancho scored 2 goals and added 4 assists. Morey is the only injured player in Borussia's squad and will not be playing this weekend. In their last match against Leverkusen, Borussia was defending for most of the match despite playing at home. With 33% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and only 76% of correct passes Borussia's defense stepped up and allow their offense to do its job. Borussia was able to score 4 goals in this game and has swept Leverkusen of the field. Earlier this week Dortmund played a Champions League game against Barcelona at home and had plenty of good chances to seal another victory, even missed penalty shots but the game ended up in a 0-0 draw. Borussia has been close to the top of Bundesliga for a few years now but has always slipped as the season progressed. This year, Borussia is playing fantastic soccer with a lot of chances, nice plays and more importantly a lot of scored goals. For the last few seasons Dortmund was struggling on the defensive end but with the return of Hummels, their defense seems solid and coach Favreu, club's management, and fans have a lot of reasons for optimism this season.
I am going to disregard head to head matches because Borussia will get 1 extra rest day and is playing better soccer at the moment and has more depth on the bench with fewer injuries. Both teams are capable of scoring a lot of goals and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here.