Borussia Dortmund pulled off a stunning win over Zenit in the Champions League, and will come back to the Bundesliga with full motivation. They are set to meet Nürnberg, the 12th placed Bundesliga team that have four wins in their last five games. Dortmund are the favorites due to their offensive power, after all the top Bundesliga’s goalscorer is still on their team. Ladbrokes offers 1.20 odd for Dortmund to win.
Dortmund sports four wins in the last five matches with 17 goals scored, and the only defeat came from a shocking 3-0 loss to Hamburger SV. Jürgen Klopp is set to send another attacking eleven to the field, yet the majority of the Bundesliga teams know the danger could also come from the midfield. The team has compensated Subotic and Gundogan’s absence by welcoming Marco Reus and Mats Hummels back.
Nürnberg has injuries and absentees of their own after Chendler, Hasebe and Uphoff were all held back for the travel to Signal Iduna Park. The visitors’ aim this Bundesliga season is to climb higher than their current position, but they still have to play against Leverkusen and Schalke. Judging by the statistics their most liked Bundesliga result is the draw, as they have recorded 11, and seem set to get at least a point from the former Champions League finalists.
The last match between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw, but considering that Dortmund has an average of 2.5 goals per match at home, Betsson has the replica of the result priced up at 11.5 odd. Dortmund has won eight of the last nine matches against Nürnberg which goes to show why the hosts are the overall favorites.
Considering Borussia Dortmund has two of the three Bundesliga’s main goalscorers in their team we are going to bet 8 units on Robert Lewandowski to score at 1.75 odd from Ladbrokes.
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
Nürnberg: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Robert Lewandowski to score, odds from Betssson