Preview - Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt 03 April 21

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Match Day 27
Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Saturday, April 3rd 2021
22:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Signal-Iduna-PArk

Borussia Dortmund:
Last five matches form: W W L W D
Average goals per match: 2.08
Average goals against per match: 1.42
Top Scorer: Erling Braut Haaland (21)


Eintracht Frankfurt:
Last five matches form: W L D D W
Average goals per match: 2.04
Average goals against per match: 1.38
Top Scorer: André Silva (21)


It's a big one at Signul-Iduna-Park on Match Day 27 in the Bundesliga in what looks to be a potentially crucial clash in the race for the Champion's League, as fifth placed Borussia Dortmund play host to fourth placed Eintracht Frankfurt. With only four points between the sides headed into the game, Dortmund will close that gap right down should they pick up the points.


This match will be billed as the battle of the hitmen, with both Erling Braut Haaland and André Silva having 21 goals to their name already this season.


There was nothing to split the sides in the reverse of this fixture, with the game in Frankfurt ending in a 1-1 draw. Dortmund picked up the points courtesy of a comfortable 4-0 success in the game here last season.


Axel Witsel, Dan Axel-Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer and Jadon Sancho are all expected to miss out for the home side. Eintracht will be without the injured duo of Almamy Touré and Ragnar Ache in addition to the suspended, Makoto Hasebe.


Dortmund haven't been quite so solid as usual at home this season, but do still head into this unbeaten in their last six fixtures here. Overall, they have scored two or more in an impressive nine of 12. They have improved at the back of late too in conceding more than once in only one of six, including clean sheets in each of their last two here.


Eintracht have won five of thirteen on the road, scoring more than once eight times, but also conceding more than once six times and keeping only two clean sheets.


Eintracht certainly have the weapons to cause problems for the hosts, but Dortmund know that they really need to be winning this game, are playing better at the back in our opinion at present and can edge a thriller.


Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3 - 2 Eintracht Frankfurt



Harry85

Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots: 19 - 14
Shots on target: 5 - 3
Corner Kicks: 10 - 2
Possession: 57% - 43%
Referee: Manuel Gräfe

Cards:
Borussia Dortmund: None
Eintracht Frankfurt: Filip Kostic (Yellow), Djibril Sow (Yellow), Sebastian Rode (Yellow)

Goals:
11 minutes 0-1 (Nico Schulz (og)): Filip Kostic showing good perseverance to get to the by-line down the right-hand side and whip in a cross which looked to take a slight deflection. Schulz challenging for the ball in the air towards the right corner of the six yard box and getting something on it, but not the contact he was looking for to send the ball looping back across goal, over his keeper and in to the left hand side.

45 minutes 1-1 (Mats Hummels): Marco Reus swinging in the corner from the right-hand side. Emre Can getting his chest to it close to the penalty spot and Hummels spinning to fire home down the middle from around six yards out and central.

87 minutes 1-2 (Andre Silva): Great strength and determination from Luka Jovic driving forward into the left of the area. His run was brought to a halt, but the ball only stabbed out to Filip Kostic on the left. Excellent cross from Kostic and hitman Andre Silva rising highest around six yards out to power a header down and in at the back post.

Analysis: An entertaining fixture this one. Frankfurt were a little fortunate in the manner in which they did take the lead and as such a draw at the break was probably fair. Dortmund then came out the stronger at the start of the second half, but despite working a number of promising positions weren't their usual clinical selves, and in the end, they paid the price as Frankfurt came on strong in the last quarter and nicked it.

League standings: Eintracht Frankfurt stay fourth and are now seven points clear of fifth placed Borussia Dortmund.




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