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April 2, 2011 2:30 PM BST
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Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Hannover

By Clark Whitney

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Bender, Sahin - Goetze, Lewandowski, Grosskreutz - Barrios

Hannover: Fromlowitz - Cherundolo, Haggui, Pogatetz, Schulz - Schlaudraff, Schmiedebach, Pinto, Krausch - Ya Konan, Abdellaoue


  • Borussia Dortmund have taken just one point from their last two matches, having lost to Hoffenheim and drawn with Mainz in succession.
  • The league leaders have a goal difference 35 better than their visitors, despite being ranked only two places higher in the Bundesliga table.
  • Only Werder Bremen (1987-88) have ever conceded fewer goals after 27 games than Dortmund this season (16). Bremen won the title that year.
  • BVB have only once conceded more than one goal this season: in their 2-0 opening day loss to Leverkusen.
  • Hannover have kept clean sheets in four of their last seven Bundesliga matches.
  • Didier Ya Konan has scored and assisted two goals each in his last three matches.
  • Die Roten have managed to avoid defeat in six of their last seven matches in Dortmund. Their one loss was in February of 2010 (4-1).
  • Mohammed Abdellaoue has scored 23 goals this season; 15 for Valerenga in Norway, and 8 for Hannover.


November 7, 2010: Hannover 0-4 Borussia Dortmund

When the two teams met in November, Dortmund delivered a four-goal hammering, though the game was not decided until late. Shinji Kagawa put the visitors ahead after 11 minutes, but only in the 72nd minute did BVB score the critical second goal that put the match out of reach. Substitute Robert Lewandowski added a third nine minutes before full time, and Jakub Blaszczykowski broke away to net the fourth at the death.

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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Roman WeidenfellerGoalkeeper
29Marcel SchmelzerDefender
15Mats HummelsDefender
4Neven SuboticDefender
26Lukasz PiszczekDefender
19Kevin GroßkreutzMidfielder
6Sven BenderMidfielder
9Robert LewandowskiStriker
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
19Mario GötzeMidfielder
19L. BarriosStriker
20Mitchell LangerakGoalkeeper
5Felipe SantanaDefender
16Jakub BlaszczykowskiMidfielder
8Antônio da SilvaMidfielder
35Mohamed ZidanStriker
25Patrick OwomoyelaDefender
35Florian FromlowitzGoalkeeper
19Christian SchulzDefender
2Emanuel PogatetzDefender
5Karim HagguiDefender
6Steven CherundoloDefender
34Konstantin RauschMidfielder
7Sergio da Silva PintoMidfielder
8Manuel SchmiedebachMidfielder
28Lars StindlMidfielder
25Mohammed AbdellaoueStriker
11Didier Ya Konan Striker
13Jan SchlaudraffStriker
8Altin LalaMidfielder
22Mario EggimannDefender
14Markus MillerGoalkeeper
17Moritz StoppelkampStriker
23Sofian ChahedMidfielder
Players to Watch
Sven Bender
Sven Bender
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
19 1 2 0
Mohammed Abdellaoue
Mohammed Abdellaoue
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 25
Games Goals YC RC
12 1 1 0
Probable Lineups
Roman Weidenfeller 1
Marcel Schmelzer 29
Mats Hummels 15
Neven Subotic 4
Lukasz Piszczek 26
Kevin Großkreutz 19
Sven Bender 6
Robert Lewandowski 9
Nuri Sahin 18
Mario Götze 19
L. Barrios 19
Florian Fromlowitz 35
Christian Schulz 19
Emanuel Pogatetz 2
Karim Haggui 5
Steven Cherundolo 6
Konstantin Rausch 34
Sergio da Silva Pinto 7
Manuel Schmiedebach 8
Lars Stindl 28
Mohammed Abdellaoue 25
Didier Ya Konan 11
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
15 2