One of the hottest games this Saturday takes place in Dortmund, where Borussia welcomes Eintracht Frankfurt. The two sides are competing for fourth place and a direct path to the UEFA Champions League. Eintracht was in solid shape before the international break, while Dortmund has to be aggressive here and attack the rival, even though they have a UCL game with City during mid-week. Having in mind how these two units play, this should be an eventful match with lots of goals and chances. That is why we wanted to make a preview of the same.
Borussia Dortmund (-115) welcomes the Eagles after a shaky period, with two wins, and draws each, plus one loss in the last five games. Over the previous four, the Millionaires scored at least twice, indicating that their efficiency isn’t dropping.
The one thing that might affect their goalscoring abilities in this match is Erling Haaland’s motivation, as he had separate talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid during this break. That could provoke a bad performance of the young lad, who is probably distressed with lots of activity surrounding his name.
Borussia is without a defeat at home in eight straight, and during that span, they would score two or more goals in seven matches. Haaland, Reyna, Sancho and the rest are merciless once their team plays.
Eintracht Frankfurt (+300) comes to Dortmund with one loss in the previous 11 contests, and that single failure was against Werder Bremen on the road, 2-1. During this span, the Eagles played just one game in which both teams haven’t scored, and only three games were with fewer than three goals.
Almost a similar situation could be seen when looking their away events – in eight clashes over the recent 10 both teams have scored, and three finished with under 2.5 goals.
With Luka Jovic regaining his old form, anything is possible when talking about Eintracht. The Serb is one of the best attackers in Europe, and everything he needed was to settle down before starting to terrorize the defenses.
Head to Head Games
Believe it or not, Dortmund has 10 consecutive wins at home in H2H games. Just once during that span, the Millionaires couldn’t score a second goal.
The first game of this year saw a draw, 1-1, with the event taking place at Deutsche Bank Park. Goals were scored by Kamada for the hosts and Reyna for the guests.
Emre Can is out, Morey, Moukoko, Sancho, Schmeltzer, Witsel, and Zagadou are all for this matchup.
On the other side, Hasebe, Hintereffer, Makanda, and Toure are not available.
We all know that these two teams are about to provide a high-efficient match. Borussia scores a solid amount of goals this season, while on the other side, Eintracht has a very good offensive potential, and likes to play high-efficient affairs.
The odds on Over 2.5 goals in this match are very good (-200). This is a the safest possible bet in this case, and we do need to add that that for all those who would like a bit higher profits to bet on both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals, as that, too, is very realistic.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
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