Dortmund aim to apply pressure on Bayern Munich with win over Monchengladbach - Get fantasy predictions
Borussia Dortmund (DOR) host Borussia Monchengladbach (MOB) in the second Battle of the Borussias in the Bundesliga 2021-22 season at the Westfalenstadion on Sunday, February 20. The Matchday 23 fixture will kick off at 10:00 PM IST.
DOR vs MOB Dream11 prediction
While Monchengladbach have already defeated BVB once in the season, their form has been extremely inconsistent as they sit a lowly 13th in the standings. Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, are fresh off a 2-4 defeat at hands of Rangers in the UEFA Europa League, but they have won four of their last five league games, which should inspire some confidence.
Furthermore, what gives the home team an advantage is that they have scored at least twice in each of their 11 Bundesliga home games this season and have a total of 33 goals at the Westfalenstadion. On the contrary, Monchengladbach have not only struggled to win on the road but have conceded 11 goals in their last five away league games.
That said, considering the current run of form and recent record of both teams, it is safe to say Dortmund will start as favourites against Monchengladbach on Sunday.
DOR vs MOB Dream11 team tips for Bundesliga 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
As Erling Haaland continues to be an injury doubt, DOR’s Donyell Malen remains our recommendation for this contest. The 23-year-old has led the line for his team in Haaland’s absence and has scored three goals besides providing six assists in the league. Malen is expected to play a big role on Sunday.
Top tip: Best midfielder
It’s tough to pick one between DOR captain Marco Reus and MOB’s Jonas Hoffman, but judging by the recent form, our pick is the former. The 32-year-old versatile midfielder has provided eight assists and scored seven goals in 21 Bundesliga games this season, with three strikes coming in his last three league outings, including a brace against Union Berlin. With his team missing several big names, Reus will be one to keep a keen eye on.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
With five goals and three assists across all competitions, DOR’s Raphael Guerreiro is an automatic pick for a defender. The 28-year-old Portugal left-back was on target in the Europa League tie against Rangers and will hope to add more goals to his tally besides being solid defensively on Sunday.
DOR’s 24-year-old keeper Gregor Kobel has conceded 32 goals this season while managing four clean sheets. This may sound like a poor return, but it is considerably better than MOB’s Yann Sommer who has shipped 40 goals while keeping just two clean sheets. Hence, the DOR custodian is our goalkeeping recommendation for this contest.
DOR vs MOB probable playing XI
DOR playing XI (probable): Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper); Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Raphael Guerreiro; Mohammad Dahoud, Axel Witsel, Jude Bellingham; Julian Brandt, Donyell Malen, Marco Reus (captain)
MOB playing XI (probable): Yann Sommer (captain and goalkeeper); Matthias Ginter, Marvin Friedrich, Nico Elvedi; Stefan Lainer, Kouadio Kone, Florian Neuhaus, Rami Bensebaini; Patrick Hofmann, Plea; Breel Alassane Embolo
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