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Failures, squad, staff, expected line-up



Can BVB end the losing streak against FC Bayern?

BVB has to face leaders and feared opponents FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Failures, squad, staff, expected line-up – SPOX offers you the most important information on the personnel situation of the black and yellow.

BVB vs. FC Bayern Munich: failures, squad, staff, expected line-up

Borussia Dortmund cannot do much to prevent the tenth Bayern championship in a row. Nine points with four games still to be played in the Bundesliga are simply too many, and the series champions will most likely not be able to take that away. But what Dortmund can do: prevent FCB from lifting the championship trophy against their black and yellow rivals.

FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund face each other on Saturday, April 23rd, as part of the 31st matchday in the Bundesliga. The game starts at 6.30 p.m. The Allianz Arena in Munich serves as the venue.

FC Bayern is the favorite to win. Although they had to say goodbye unexpectedly early in the Champions League and the DFB Cup, the league is still going like clockwork in terms of results. The last bankruptcy was more than two months ago (2:4 against VfL Bochum). BVB, on the other hand, lost 4-1 to RB Leipzig at the beginning of the month, followed by victories against VfB Stuttgart (2-0) and VfL Wolfsburg (6-1).

BVB against FC Bayern Munich: failures, squad, staff

As with Munich, there are also some returnees in Dortmund compared to the last league game. Thorgan Hazard, Felix Passlack and Raphael Guerreiro will most likely be in the squad for the important duel against the record champions. Hazard missed last weekend’s Wolfsburg game with a back problem and Guerreiro with a muscular problem. Passlack’s last appearance so far was a month ago, he was also absent due to a muscular injury.

For Donyell Malen, on the other hand, it probably won’t be enough. The striker has apparently not yet recovered from his tendon injury. Mats Hummels (muscle injury) and Mahmoud Dahoud (shoulder injury) as well as Marcel Schmelzer (knee), Thomas Meunier (tendon rupture), Mateu Morey (cruciate ligament rupture), Giovani Reyna (muscle injury) and Steffen Tigges (ankle) will definitely not be there.

As if that weren’t enough, the occupation of the goalkeeper position is still unclear. The real number one, Gregor Kobel, had to stop training on Tuesday after a collision with Jude Bellingham with an ankle injury. Its use is questionable. Dan-Axel Zagadou and Marius Wolf were also not in training, the reasons are not known.

BVB vs. FC Bayern Munich: Expected line-up

  • Kobel (Hitz) – Can, Akanji, Zagadou – Wolf, Witsel, Bellingham, Guerreiro – Brandt, Reus – Haaland

BVB vs. FC Bayern Munich: The past five encounters

contest date team 1 team 2 result
Bundesliga 04.12.2021 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich 2:3
Supercup 08/17/2021 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich 1:3
Bundesliga 06.03.2021 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund 4:2
Bundesliga 07.11.2020 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich 2:3
Supercup 09/30/2020 Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund 3:2

Bundesliga: The table before the 31st matchday

As big as the gap between BVB and the front from Munich is, it is also with the rear. RB Leipzig is nine points behind Dortmund. So second place is almost certain for Borussia.

Place team Sp. Gates differential pt.
1. Bayern Munich 30 89:29 60 72
2. Borussia Dortmund 30 76:43 33 63
3. RB Leipzig 30 65:31 34 54
4. Bayer Leverkusen 30 68:43 25 52
5. Freiburg 30 49:34 15 51
6. Union Berlin 30 40:39 1 47
7. Cologne 30 44:44 0 46
8th. Hoffenheim 30 50:45 5 45
9. Mainz 05 30 43:36 7 39
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 40:42 -2 39
11. Borussia M’gladbach 30 42:55 -13 37
12. Bochum 30 30:43 -13 36
13. Wolfsburg 30 34:51 -17 34
14 augsburg 30 34:47 -13 32
15 Hertha BSC 30 32:66 -34 29
16 Stuttgart 30 36:53 -17 28
17 Arminia Bielefeld 30 23:46 -23 26
18 Greuther Fuerth 30 24:72 -48 17