Borussia Dortmund vs Paderborn: Match preview
After a new humiliation at the Alliance Arena, Dortmund has to redeem itself in front of its loyal fans. An opponent is ideal for something like that. Paderborn is at the back of the table and has just four points from 11 games.
It’s just amazing how Borussia doesn’t look like it when it runs to Bayern Munich. Two years ago they lost 6-0, last year 5-0, and 4-0. Fortunately, the leading is not so far away that it cannot be made up, but if they repeat the Munich editions, it is hard to hope.
Paderborn, we’re sure, can’t wait for the championship break. The team needs to step up qualitatively, because this way they will just rush through the Bundesliga and return to Zweite. The last time they were relegated, they barely held on to the third league, which set off a new ascent to the elite.
Borussia Dortmund team news:
Borussia Dortmund is looking for a further breakthrough this season in the new fight for the German champion title.The squad has not used a convincing entry into the season against main rival Bayern. After all, Bayern break in the third position of the championship table with four points behind Borussia M’gladbach, and the Dortmund team is behind the current champion.
Dortmund now needs a convincing presentation to restore players confidence before their European away and important match against Barcelona.
Delaney is injured and will not be in the competition against Paderborn. Favre will use a 4-2-3-1 formation with Paco Alcacer at the top of the attack. Captain Reus is expected to be in the starting position from the first minute, although he missed the German national team match last week due to injury.
Probable lineup: Burki, Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Hakimi, Witsel, Weigl, Sancho, Reus, Hazard, Paco Alcacer.
Paderborn team news:
Paderborn is currently the most likely candidate to be relegated from the strongest rank of German football. Baumgart’s team has recorded as many as 9 defeats in the previous 11 championship games.
Paderborn regularly scores well in games, scoring as many as 5 of his 11 goals this season in the opening 15 minutes of the game. But afterwards regularly allows opponents to make the turn.
Despite falling behind competitors in the fight to stay, Baumgart still has trusts the club. In order to maintain that confidence, he needs positive results that he will definitely not easily achieve in the upcoming matches. The opponents in those matches are the title contenders Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
Probable lineup: Zingerle, Drager, Kilian, Schonlau, Collins, Proger, Gjasula, Sabiri, Holtmann, Vasiliadis, Michel.
There is no match to discuss about prediction for this match. The question is how many goals will be scored by Alcacer and other Borussia’s strikers. Paderborn is in a bad situation, but it won’t be better after this match.
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