Borussia Dortmund host Eintracht Frankfurt at the Westfalenstadion on Friday night, as the Bundesliga returns after the international break. The hosts kept their fringe players busy during the break and are looking to get back to winning ways in the league.
Where and when: Westfalenstadion – 14 September, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: Eintracht equalised twice when the teams met in Dortmund back in March, but Michy Batshuayi won it for the hosts with his second goal of the game in the fourth minute of injury time.
Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt Predictions and Preview
Marco Reus and Maximilian Philipp both hit the woodwork in Dortmund’s last Bundesliga outing, as they drew 0-0 at Hannover. Eintracht lost at home to Werder Bremen, and their second defeat of the season is surely on the cards on Friday.
Dortmund’s lack of an out-and-out striker was exposed as they failed to hit the back of the net last time out. There were no such problems as they hammered third tier side VfL Osnabruck 6-0 in a friendly last Thursday, with 19-year-old Jacob Bruun Larsen hitting four. That could be enough to earn him a place on the bench for this game, although the Danish forward has been ill this week.
The hosts are 4/9 for the win, which is vital if they want to have any chance of winning the league this year. Bayern Munich aren’t going to drop many points, and Die Borussen simply have to win home games like this. They put four past RB Leipzig in their opening Bundesliga fixture, and Lucien Favre will hope for more of the same here.
|Dortmund to win and BTTS||17/10||Offer|
|Dortmund to win 3-1||21/2||Offer|
|Rebic to score first||13/1||Offer|
The BVB boss is likely to be without Christian Pulisic for this game, while Omer Toprak and Raphael Guerreiro are also injury doubts. The visitors should have Ante Rebic back in their line-up, along with David Abraham and Mijat Gacinovic. Jetro Willems is suspended though after his red card against Bremen.
Eintracht put in a decent effort in their defeat against Bremen, and were only undone by a 96th-minute goal from Milot Rashica after playing with 10 men for an hour. They haven’t won in their last four games against Dortmund, but won two in a row before that. Frankfurt are 67/10 for the win on Friday, while the draw is priced at 4/1.
One to watch for Dortmund: Marco Reus needs to take on more goalscoring responsibility this season, after Dortmund sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and failed to make Michy Batshuayi’s loan move permanent. The Germany international is 19/4 for the first goal.
One to watch for Frankfurt: Ante Rebic had an excellent World Cup for Croatia, but stayed with Eintracht despite plenty of rumours he might leave the club. His performance could be crucial to the result of this game, and he’s 13/1 to open the scoring.
Long shot: Dortmund have won their last seven homes games against Frankfurt, outscoring their visitors by 21 goals to five. Der BVB are 21/2 to win this match 3-1, rising to 35/1 with Reus notching the first goal.