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  • May 14, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
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Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Eintracht Frankfurt

Ricardo Clark's Frankfurt looks to avoid relegation while BVB looks to keep a clean sheet and finish the season level with a Bundesliga defensive record


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Dortmund (4-2-3-1)

Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Bender, da Silva; Gotze, Lewandowski; Barrios

Jurgen Klopp will have to do without long term casualties Nuri Sahin, Sebastian Kehl, Patrick Owomoyela and Florian Kringe on Saturday. However, he will welcome back playmaker Shinji Kagawa, who may make a substitute appearance after missing the entire second half of the season with a metatarsal fracture.

Frankfurt (4-2-3-1)

Fahrmann; Jung, Rode, Russ, Kohler; Schwegler, Meier; Ochs, Caio, Fenin; Gekas

Ahead of Saturday's crucial match, Christoph Daum will be without long term casualties Sonny Kittel, Zlatan Bajramovic, Georgios Tzavellas, Maik Franz, and Chris. Ricardo Clark has also been ruled out of the matchday squad. Caio is tipped to start behind main striker Theofanis Gekas, but Ioannis Amanatidis could fill in alongside his Greek compatriot in place of the Brazilian.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Dortmund hasn't been defeated in 15 Bundesliga home games (11 wins, four draws).
  • Should it keep a clean sheet against Frankfurt, BVB will end the season tied for a Bundesliga record for fewest goals conceded.
  • The champions have earned more points in 2010-11 than any Bundesliga team since Bayern Munich in 2007-08.
  • Frankfurt has won only one of the 16 matches it has played since it defeated Dortmund 1-0 in December 2010 (10 defeats, five draws).
  • Die Adler have only won two of their last 23 games at Dortmund (five draws, 16 defeats), although one of these two victories came last season (3-2).
  • Christoph Daum's men have only scored six goals since the winter break. If they fail to score against Dortmund, they will set a new record for fewest goals scored in the second half of a season.
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Players to watch

K. Großkreutz

Position: Midfielder

Games: 17

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S. Rode

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Borussia Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
Draw
Eintracht Frankfurt FRA
Eintracht Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt
78%

Top 3 Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
2 - 0
Eintracht Frankfurt FRA
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
3 - 0
Eintracht Frankfurt FRA
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
1 - 0
Eintracht Frankfurt FRA

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