Match start: 15:30 (GMT+2)
According to 2 last August rounds 4 clubs are heading now the standings of new championship of Germany. These are Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and also two initial underdogs Hamburger and Hannover. The quartet of leaders has 6 points.
It is obvious that the further leadership of Hamburger and Hannover is raising doubts. “Die Schwarzgelben” from Westfalen are now ready to challenge Munich Hollywood.
Andriy Yarmolenko instead of Ousmane Dembélé
Summer transfer campaign of Borussia has ended with the definite profit: income – €154.5 million, expenses – 82.7. It is obvious that the selling to Barcelona Ousmane Dembélé for 105 million has overlapped all expenses. But, to tell the truth except the most expensive signing that was written by Borussia – the winger from Dynamo Kyiv Andriy Yarmolenko (25 million) all other signings of “Die Schwarzgelben” raise a lot of doubts.
So, what do we have now? While Borussia is playing one match per week, its game is perfect. The last calendar victory over Hertha, Berliner was achieved with such squad (4-3-3):
Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis, Bartra, Zagadou – Castro, Şahin, Götze – Pulisic, Aubameyang – Philipp.
But as soon as the Champions League battle between Tottenham and Real Madrid will begin, the absence of injured Marco Reus and André Schürrle can influence the final results. As, at it happened in last season, the hard job will be done by the old guard.
The group tournament of the Champions League will start on the 12th of September, Tuesday. And on the 13th of September the team of Peter Bosz will be fighting against the Vice-champion of EPL on Wembley Stadium.
Meanwhile, the eternal rival of Bayern has gone to Baden-Württemberg to meet with the local football club Freiburg. For many years the team of Christian Streich is very comfortable rival for Borussia. As 5 last away meetings ended with 5 victories of “Die Schwarzgelben” with the total score – 1:13.
Freiburg – 8.00, draw – 4.75, Borussia Dortmund – 1.35;
First Half. Dortmund - odds 1.8 5Dimes
Dortmund (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.55 5Dimes