9/19/20 9:30 am
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Borussia Dortmund is welcoming Borussia M’gladbach to Signal Iduna Park in a derby match of round 1 in the German Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund was so good last season, and they were so close to the title, but they never got into their old form after the restart of the season. In the end, Dortmund ended in second place with 59 points, 13 points less than Bayern. Borussia Dortmund has scored 84 goals last season, the second-most in Bundesliga, also behind Bayern. Borussia has played 7 games in the preseason, and they have won 4 while losing 2 games, and 1 game ended in a draw. Borussia Dortmund was playing against Duisburg in the DFB Pokal, and they were the dominant team with a massive 76% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and high 91% of the correct passes. Borussia Dortmund has won this match 0-5. At least for now, Borussia was able to keep their best player, Jadon Sancho, but the transfer window is still open, and there is a lot of teams knocking on Borussia’s doors with an offer. Zagadou, Morey, and Schmelzer are all injured. Toprak is the biggest departure from Borussia Dortmund in the offseason, while Bellingham and Meunier are the biggest signings. Borussia Dortmund always starts the season well, but as it goes on, their concentration drops, and they lose games they shouldn’t have. There have been a lot of rumors that Borussia will hire a new coach, but that didn’t happen. Who knows, maybe this will be the season where Borussia will finally step up.
M’gladbach has had a fantastic last season, and they will be playing in the Champions League this season. M’gladbach ended in 4th place with 65 points, 66 scored goals, and 40 conceded goals. Zakaria and Lazaro are both injured, and they will miss the beginning of the season. There weren’t any notable signings for M’gladbach, and the good news is that M’gladbach was able to keep their best players Plea, Traore, and Thuram for another season. M’gladbach has won 4 of their 5 friendly games in the preseason while scoring 14 goals during that stretch, and conceding only 2 goals. In the DFB Pokal match against Oberneuland on the road, M’gladbach has had a massive 79% of ball possession, 14 shots on goal, 14 corner kicks, 13 big chances created, and high 91% of the correct passes. M’gladbach has won this match 0-8 on the road. M’gladbach definitely has the quality to repeat their result from last season, and their team has stayed basically the same, which certainly is a plus. I like M’gladbach, and I would love to see them close to the top of the standings once again.
M’gladbach hasn’t won any of their last 11 games against Dortmund, while Dortmund hasn’t lost any of their last 7 home games against M’gladbach. This match could go either way, but Borussia Dortmund has much more offensive firepower. I think I will rather pick something on goals here.