Dortmund vs Mönchengladbach
SAT 19 SEPT 2020 – KO 17:30pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Saturday evening, two of the most exciting teams from last season’s Bundesliga campaign kick-off their 2020/21 league programme, as Dortmund host Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park.
BVB finished as runners-up in the Bundesliga last season, four points clear of the visitors who claimed the final Champions League berth. Lucien Favre’s team will be determined to mount a realistic challenge for the German top-flight title this time around.
Dortmund were inconsistent towards the end of last season, as they won four and lost three of their final seven outings in the Bundesliga. Favre’s team lost two of their final three league games, which were both on home soil.
Rather uncharacteristically, BVB also lost three of their final four league games on home soil. Before the run, they were unbeaten in 14 home matches in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, but have snapped highly-rated young duo, Jude Bellingham and Reinier, with the latter arriving on loan from Real Madrid. Full-back Thomas Meunier has also arrived from PSG.
Marco Rose’s team looked set to mount a surprise title challenge last season early in the campaign, only for their league form to dip towards the end of the campaign. However, a three-game winning run in the final matches of the league season saw the Foals do enough to book their place in the Champions League.
Gladbach’s away form was inconsistent in the dying embers of the previous campaign, as they have now won just once in their last four Bundesliga games on their travels.
Dortmund look set to be without Marcel Schmelzer, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Mateu Morey due to injury. Monchengladbach are expected to have Dennis Zakaria and Valentino Lazaro out through injury.