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  • May 14, 2011
  • • 14:30
  • • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
  • • Attendance: 80720

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund - Eintracht Frankfurt

The visitors fight to avoid relegation while BVB look to keep a clean sheet and finish the season level with a Bundesliga defensive record

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. The only question mark over Daum's selection is in attack. 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.


  • Dortmund haven't been defeated in 15 Bundesliga home games (11 wins, four draws).
  • Should they 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 have won only one of the 16 matches they have played since they 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

M. Götze

Position: Midfielder

Games: 11

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Most of Dortmund's goals go through the 18-year old, who just gets better and better. He will be a direct threat on goal, but expect the Germany international to set up chance after chance for Barrios.

T. Gekas

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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He scored a late winner against Dortmund in December, and has done little since. The Greek will have to replicate his form from the first half of the season if die Adler are to avoid relegation.

Editor's Prediction

Frankfurt have greatly struggled to score in the second half of the season and cannot be expected to get a goal against the Bundesliga's best defence. The visitors will fight for their lives, however, and may be able to keep a clean sheet against the champions, who have nothing to play for.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Borussia Dortmund

Eintracht Frankfurt


Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
Eintracht Frankfurt SGE
Eintracht Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt

Top 3 Predictions

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