Borussia Dortmund 11-3-8, Arminia Bielefeld 5-3-13
2/27/21 9:30 am
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Borussia Dortmund is welcoming Arminia Bielefeld to Signal Iduna Park in round 23 in the German Bundesliga.
Borussia finally looks like a good team, and they are now on a 2-game winning streak. Borussia’s first win was against Sevilla on the road in the Champions League, while their latest win was against Schalke in the biggest derby in Germany. Borussia has had 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. It’s always hard to play a derby against a struggling team, but Borussia has done well, and they have won this match 0-4. Haaland is getting back to his old self, and he has now scored 17 goals for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho added 5 goals and 10 assists so far. Schmelzer, Witsel, and Akanji are all injured for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia is now in 6th place in the standings with 36 points, and they are still in the Champions League spot race, but they are a massive 6 points away, and they better stay consistent if they want to get there. Offensively, Borussia is still doing well, but their defense has been wildly inconsistent this season, and that is their biggest problem, which could also cost them in the Champions League.
Arminia has had a good spell a month ago, but they haven’t won any of their last 4 games while losing 3 of those 4 games. During this 4-game streak, Arminia has scored only 5 goals while conceding 14 goals. With 18 points, only 18 scored goals, and 38 conceded goals, Arminia is now in 16th place, which is the relegation playoff spot, and Arminia can still go up or down. In their last Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg, Arminia has had 45% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 80% of the correct passes. Arminia didn’t stand a chance in this game, and they ended up losing this match 0-3. With only 3 scored goals each, Kols and Doan are the leading goalscorers for Arminia, while Kols added 2 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Arminia at this time. I know that Arminia is in the playoff spot now, the relegation playoff of course, but I think Mainz is the better team, and I’m not sure Arminia will be able to keep this spot for much longer.
Arminia hasn’t won any of their last 4 games, while Dortmund hasn’t lost any of their last 4 home games. Borussia has lost only once at home against Arminia, and it was over 20 years ago. We are finally seeing Borussia playing well on both ends, and they are on a roll. I’m taking Borussia and the goals in this one.