Borussia Dortmund was placed at 5th position. They made 23 points in the table. They made 28 goals and 25 assists. While Fortuna Dusseldorf was placed at 15th position. They made 12 points in the table. They made 16 goals and 12 assists. Dusseldorf missing key defensive players, this could be a big scoreline
Hummels is suspended after his sending off in Berlin so Favre is expected to revert to his preferred 4-2-3-1 system, with Zagadou partnering Akanji in the centre of defence. Weigl and Paco Alcacer are expected to be fit and both are in contention to start, but left-back Schmelzer has been ruled out due to injury.
Coach Funkel will have to shuffle things around at the back as key man Ayhan is suspended having accumulated five yellow cards, while left-back Suttner has been ruled out with a muscle strain.
Saturday 7th December, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)
Borussia Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf TV channel :
BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK
Predicted Line Ups:
Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou, Hakimi; Witsel, Weigl; Sancho, Reus, Hazard; Paco Alcacer
Delaney (Injured), Schmelzer (Injured), Hummels (Suspended) Paco Alcacer (Injured), Bruun Larsen (Injured), Weigl (Injured)
Steffen; Zimmermann, Hoffmann, Adams, Giesselmann; Bodzek, Morales; Zimmer, Fink, Kownacki; Hennings
Karaman (Injured), Suttner (Injured), Sobottka (Injured), Stoger (Injured), Pledl (Injured), Ayhan (Suspended) Contento (Injured), Barkok (Injured)
Head to Head Record:
Borussia Dortmund has won four matches and Fortuna Dusseldorf has won one match in last five matches.
last meeting between Borussia Dortmund vs Fortuna Dusseldorf:
Their previous meeting ended as Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Fortuna Dusseldorf