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  • April 23, 2011
  • • 17:30
  • • Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Mönchengladbach
  • Referee: W. Stark
  • • Attendance: 54057
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Bundesliga preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga preview: Borussia Monchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund are on the verge of the Bundesliga title and face a Monchengladbach side with a very poor home record this season


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Borussia Monchengladbach: ter Stegen; Daems, Dante, Stranzl, Jantschke; Arango, Nordtveit; Arango, Reus, Herrmann; Idrissou


Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Bender, da Silva; Blaszczykowski, Gotze, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski



DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Borussia Monchengladbach have earned more points away from home (14) than at the Borussia-Park (12).
  • The Fohlen have won just one of their last five matches.
  • Gladbach have lost four of their last five fixtures against Dortmund.
  • Only seven Bundesliga players have produced more combined goals and assists than Marco Reus, the most prolific player among Lucien Favre's side.
  • Borussia Dortmund could wrap up the Bundesliga title with a win, depending on whether Bayer Leverkusen drop points earlier on Saturday.
  • BVB can surpass Bayern Munich's Bundesliga season points record should they win their four remaining matches.
  • Dortmund have conceded 18 goals this year, three fewer than the Bundesliga's record low. They have not conceded more than one goal in a match since the first round of the season.
  • Jurgen Klopp's men will be without star midfielder Nuri Sahin, who has been ruled out of the final four matches of the season with a knee injury..

LAST MEETING


November 27, 2010: Dortmund 4-1 Monchengladbach

When these teams last met, Marco Reus stunned the hosts with a wonderful opener on 33 minutes, a thunderous strike from distance after a long solo run. Dortmund fought back and equalised on the stroke of half-time thanks to a fine header from defender Neven Subotic. After the interval, BVB blitzed Gladbach into submission: Shinji Kagawa (52'), Kevin Grosskreutz (76'), and Lucas Barrios (88') all struck before the death to seal three points for the league leaders.

Players to watch

M. Reus

Position: Midfielder

Games: 7

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With eight goals and eight assists, Reus leads his team in both categories. The young talent is very likely to transfer away from Gladbach this summer, perhaps to Dortmund. Saturday's match will serve as an audition for a role at a larger club.

M. Götze

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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With Lucas Barrios a doubt, Dortmund will rely on usual set-up man Robert Lewandowski to lead the line, meaning that Gotze wil be in the playmaker role. The 18-year old has been in tremendous form as of late; his clever flicks, runs and through bals will be a joy to watch.

Editor's Prediction

Gladbach will fight hard, but cannot be expected to take any points against a Dortmund side that wil be keen to wrap up the Bundesliga if possible on Saturday. The hosts' home record is very poor, and BVB are in peak form; a comfortable win for the visiting side appears most likely.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Borussia M'gladbach

Borussia Dortmund

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach BMG
Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach Borussia M'gladbach
Draw
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund Borussia Dortmund
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach BMG
1 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach BMG
0 - 2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB
Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach BMG
0 - 3
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund BVB

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