Place: Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund.
Date: on the 31st of October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 18:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: the DFB-Pokal
In the last round of Bundesliga Lucian Favre’s team has slowed down a little bit and has allowed other Berlin club Hertha (2:2) to gather the points at home field.
Thus, in the ninth round of the championship Borussia D for the first time in a season couldn’t win the home match. The double of Jadon Sancho who was earlier a leader in club according to assists (6) has found an answer in the form of two goals by Salomon Kalou for whom the Bees became the strongest motivator. Up to now skilled forward has scored only in one match out of seven.
Paco Alcacer has missed the championship’s meeting because of MSI. It is quite probable that already at the DFB-Pokal he will appear at the field.
Urs Fischer ‘s team takes the third place in the second Bundesliga and hasn’t lost as for now yet. The truth is that from 11 matches they have tied seven games, including three last matches.
Union remains the only team in Bundesliga 2 which hasn’t lost any match yet. At the same time Berliners have missed only seven goals, much less, than Köln (16) and Hamburg (11) that are above Union in the table.
The DFB-Pokal way of Union consisted of only one match. Union has lost away match to Carl Zeiss Jena (4:2).
The central defender Marc Torrejón because of the rupture of gastrocnemius muscle will miss the forthcoming match.
Head-to- head Borussia vs Union Berlin
In the modern history the teams have already met in frames of the DFB-Pokal. In autumn 2016 at the similar stage the players from Dortmund have won home match over the rival only in a penalty series (1:1, 3:0 penalty).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Borussia vs Union Berlin
Borussia to win – 1.21
Draw – 6.80;
Union Berlin to win – 10.50
Most likely, we will see rather boring match, unlike the last matches with participation of the Favre’s team. Strength of his players has its limits too and to the head coach for certain will make serious rotation. The possibility that Alcácer will participate won’t strongly save the situation — Fischer ‘s team is good in defense and will manage to neutralize the terrible forward. So the hosts will hardly score more than two goals to the representative of BL 2.