Bundesliga preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz - Thorgan Hazard celebrating after goal

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund will host Borussia Monchengladbach in their opening game of the season.

Key stats:

  • Borussia Dortmund have emerged as the winners in all of their 10 previous encounters with Monchengladbach.
  • Dortmund’s home record in recent times is more worrying as they have lost three of the last four games at home.
  • Lucian Favre’s side won the previous encounter between both sides.

Dortmund are looking to put an end to the dominance of arch-rivals Bayern Munich in this season. Last season, Die Borussen ended up second in the Bundesliga, which marked their fifth second-place finish in the last eight seasons. Lucian Favre’s men were to moderate success in the Champions League last season, knocked out by eventual runners-up PSG

Dortmund are coming off an emphatic win in the DFB Pokal opening round against Duisburg. Priorly, the Balck and Yellow have thrashed Austria Wien and Sparta in the pre-season friendlies.

The young duo of Giovanni Reyna and the new signing Jude Bellingham could feature in the game.

Borussia Dortmund – Possible line-up

Roman Burki(GK), Emre Can, Manuel Akanji, Mat Hummels, Thomas Meunier, Raphael Guerreiro, Axel Witsel, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Jadon sancho, Erling Haaland.

Doubtful: Dan-Axel Zagadou (injury), Nicho Schulz

Borussia Monchengladbach earned their place in the Champions League after finishing fourth in Bundesliga last season. Marco Rose’s men would try to push their boundaries this term as they are set to take on Dortmund in the match week 1. 

Gladbach picked up a thumping 8-0 win against Oberneuland in DFB Pokal last week, with Florian Neuhaus producing an impressive display. The German midfielder was called up to the Nations League squad earlier this month.

Borussia Monchengladbach – Possible line-up

Yann Sommer, Stefan Lainer, Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Ramy Bensebaini, Christoph Kramer, Florian Neuhaus, Lars Stindl, Jonas Hofmann, Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram.

Injured players: Breel Embolo, Valentino Lazaro, Andreas Poulsen