It’s third against fourth in the Bundesliga on Sunday, when Borussia Dortmund welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Westfalenstadion. The result is likely to have a huge impact on which teams end up with Champions League football next season.
Where and when: Westfalenstadion – 11 March, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Frankfurt: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Dortmund were 2-0 up after an hour when the teams met in Frankfurt earlier this season, but a Sebastien Haller penalty and a goal from Marius Wolf rescued a point for the home team.
Borussia Dortmund v Frankfurt Predictions and Preview
The race for the Champions League places continues to provide the excitement behind the runaway leaders Bayern Munich, with the five teams below the champions-elect separated by just four points.
Dortmund have drawn their last two Bundesliga fixtures, allowing bitter rivals Schalke to move a point ahead of them. Peter Stoger’s side are only ahead of Sunday’s visitors Frankfurt on goal difference, so this is a massive game with just eight fixtures remaining after the weekend.
BVB boss Stoger has concerns over a number of players going into this crunch clash, including Shinji Kagawa, Jadon Sancho, Eric Durm and Sebastian Rode. Andriy Yarmolenko misses out for Die Schwarzgelben, while Frankfurt manager Nico Kovac has no new injury worries ahead of the trip to Westphalia.
Home advantage has been crucial in this fixture over recent years, with seven out of the last 10 meetings ending in favour of the team playing at their own ground. Hosts Dortmund start this game as 7/10 favourites in the betting, while Die Adler are available at 9/2.
The draw is priced at 16/5, and would see the teams remain locked on points after this game. Each of Dortmund’s last three games in all competitions have ended 1-1, and another of those scorelines has odds of 15/2.
A repeat of the 2-2 draw earlier in the campaign is 16/1, while Dortmund won the two games prior to that with both teams getting on the scoresheet. The same outcome on Sunday is priced at 23/10, so could be a good way to enhance your odds on the home win.
One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus scored the equaliser at RB Leipzig last weekend, and has three in four since returning from injury. He’s 6/1 to break the deadlock in this one.
One to watch for Frankfurt: Sebastien Haller got his team back in the game with a penalty earlier this season, and he’s Frankfurt’s top scorer with 12 goals in 28 appearances in total this term. He’s 17/2 to score first.
Long shot: Danny da Costa scored the only goal of the game for Frankfurt against against Hannover on Saturday, his first goal of the season. He’s 66/1 to open the scoring, or 220/1 to bag the only goal of the game once again.