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Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
14 February 2020
Friday 14 February
Signal Iduna Park – Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund need a positive result to bring back the smiles after back-to-back losses, but Eintracht Frankfurt represent a great challenge for BVB on Friday. Despite scoring five goals in two games, they have come empty handed from their last two games and need to turn the tide against Frankfurt.
Eintracht Frankfurt haven’t won against BVB since November 2016 but have kept Die Schwarzgelben at bay in their two most recent meetings. The reverse fixture in Frankfurt ended in a 2-2 draw. Thomas Delaney and Andre Silva scored Frankfurt’s goals, as Axel Witsel and Jadon Sancho made it two apiece. Last season the home game in a 1-1 draw, but their most recent visit to the Signal Iduna Park went in favour of the home side. A 3-1 home win ensured that Dortmund prolonged their great run against Frankfurt at home. In their 47 last home games against Eintracht, BVB have won 34 of them and are hoping to make it 35 this Friday.
Scorer in the 2-2 game Delaney still struggles with a knee problem he picked up in January and Dortmund have recently los Marco Reus to a muscle injury and the attacker is expected back in the start of March. Julian Brandt ruptured his ankle ligament last weekend and will be missing against Frankfurt.
Bas Dost should be back for Eintracht Frankfurt, who will have to cope without suspended Martin Hinteregger. Lucas Torro is not expected back until April 1, as the defensive midfielder has ruptured a ligament in the knee. Gelson Fernandes has torn a tendon in January and will be out for the rest of the season and the same goes for long-term injured Marco Russ.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Preview and Predictions
A 4-3 loss against Bayer Leverkusen represented Erling Braut Haaland first appearance without scoring for the since his move to Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian will be keen on getting back on track this week. Dortmund may be backed at 1.40 to beat ninth-placed Frankfurt as they are currently on great form, scoring at least twice every game since the return from the winter break.
They have scored 20 goals in five games but exited the DFB-Pokal with a 3-2 defeat to Werder Bremen. They followed it up with another big scoring game against Leverkusen and another defeat. Now, Die Schwarzgelben are four points behind Bayern Munich in the League and are still fighting for the Bundesliga title this season. RB Leipzig separates the two and are in the middle, only one point behind Die Roten.
Frankfurt are reviving from a difficult period in the first half of the season, struggling at ninth in the Bundesliga standings, but have the possibility of qualifying for the Europa League. Frankfurt are at 6.95 to beat BVB this Friday and 5.25 to hold out for another draw.
Die Adler embody a much bigger task than what the table would tell you at first glance. The away side arrive after a 5-0 win against Augsburg in the Bundesliga and sent RB Leipzig out of the DFB-Pokal with a 3-1 win against second-placed Bullen. But away from home, there’s a different story.
They have only picked up one three-pointer in their seven last trips and will need a great performance against Lucien Favre’s side. But with the defensive record of late, Dortmund might invite Frankfurt to play ball and Despite not winning, they also score away from home.
Total amount of goals Over 4.5 at 2.75
As both sides are on great form and part of open-ended games, the fans are expecting another highly entertaining match in Dortmund. The home side might score Over 4.5 themselves. How high are you willing to go?
Dortmund to win and both teams to score at 2.15
Borussia Dortmund need a win to not let their two biggest make it a two-horse race in the Bundesliga this year, but they struggle to keep a clean sheet. Conceding seven goals in their last two fixtures makes it hard to picture them to keep a clean sheet against a team that just won 5-0 last weekend.