Bundesliga: Dortmund-Eintracht Preview
Sportsbet.io provides a possible outcome in the upcoming battle between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend. The two teams are looking to shake off their struggles once more as they make a push into the standings.
Dortmund was shocked with a 5-3 loss thanks to a double by Kevin Volland as he led the Bayer Leverkusen in a win heist over Lucien Favre’s squad. Dortmund saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Bayer crippled Dortmund’s defensive gameplan as their young core saw a lot of opposition as they missed Marco Reus. Dortmund had a 3-2 lead going into the 70th minute of the game, but Bayer went on to score twice in two minutes to steal the win.
Leon Bailey tied the game for Bayer in the 81st minute of the game. They went on a three on one break to outrun Dortmund’s defenders as Lars Bender managed to cut through Roman Burki on the net to cap off the win.
Dortmund failed to respond on the defensive end, and that lapse allowed Bayer to thrive in the second half and stage an efficient comeback. Erling Haaland started for the team, but he failed to deliver a goal for the team.
Meanwhile, Eintracht recently found its groove after staging a 5-0 clean sheet win against Augsburg. The team went on a thrashing run as both Timothy Chandler and Filip Kostic scored their doubles in the win. They have won three of their last five matches and has tied with Wolfsburg in the ninth spot.
Eintracht had 13 shot attempts in the win, and they dominated with 60% possession advantage while making 540 passes. Their outstanding defence also corraled Augsburg in the game and has limited them to just 40% possession for the whole 90 minutes.
The win marks Eintracht’s eighth of the season. Chandler’s four league starts this year is showing great promise for the squad that has struggled to start well this season.
Battling Dortmund might be a tough challenge for Eintracht. The team relies on a slower pace, while Dortmund focuses on run and gun plays with a lot of emphasis on the left-wing offence. Dortmund might just pull away with the win here to stay alive in the Bundesliga title race.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores