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  • August 20, 2011
  • • 9:30 AM
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: F. Zwayer
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Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Nurnberg

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Nurnberg

The reigning Bundesliga champion will be looking to bounce back from its loss to Hoffenheim last Saturday as it takes on Dieter Hecking's men in a thrilling encounter.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Dortmund (4-2-3-1)

Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Bender; Gotze, Kagawa, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski

Jurgen Klopp will have to do without the services of first-choice striker Lucas Barrios, who will join defenders Patrick Owomoyela and Julian Koch as well as midfielder Marvin Bakalorz on the sidelines.

Neven Subotic and Marcel Schmelzer are set to return to the starting lineup after a long recuperation period as Dortmund aims to get back on track with a win against Nurnberg on Saturday.


Nurnberg (4-1-4-1)

Rakovsky;
Chandler, Wollscheid, Klose, Pinola; Simons; Mak, Feulner, Cohen, Eigler; Pekhart

First-choice goalkeeper Raphael Schafer picked an injury on Thursday and will sit out the game against the defending Bundesliga champion. Young talent Patrick Rakovsky is set to deputize for the veteran, who will join defender Per Nilsson and midfielders Manuel Zeitz, Daniel Didavi and Mike Frantz on the list of absentees.

Former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Markus Feulner is set to start against his old club on Saturday.


DID YOU KNOW?
 

  • Borussia Dortmund has kept four clean sheets in its last five games against Nurnberg.
  • The Bundesliga champion has lost just once in its last 22 games against the Club.
  • BVB has not lost at home in the Bundesliga in 17 games.
  • Nurnberg has lost all of their games against Dortmund since Jurgen Klopp took over the reigns at the Signal-Iduna-Park.
  • The Club has recorded 17 draws against BVB, more than against any other team.
  • It will be a special game for Nurnberg's Markus Feulner and Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan, who will both play against a former club on Saturday.

Players to watch

İ. Gündoğan

Position: Midfielder

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M. Feulner

Position: Midfielder

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Borussia Dortmund

Nürnberg

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
Draw
1. FC Nürnberg FCN
1. FC Nürnberg Nürnberg
89%

Top 3 Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
3 - 0
1. FC Nürnberg FCN
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
2 - 0
1. FC Nürnberg FCN
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
3 - 1
1. FC Nürnberg FCN

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