Hannover v Borussia Dortmund
Kick-Off: 7.30pm, Friday August 31, Live on BT Sport 2
ON the opening weekend of the Bundesliga, Dortmund showed their defensive naivety, conceding a goal within a minute at home to RB Leipzig. They did however bounce back impressively to win the game 4-1.
Hannover will have been frustrated to have conceded a late goal to draw their opener in Bremen. They will be keen to take on the big guns of Dortmund at home after beating them 4-2 in last season's meeting.
The last 3 meetings in this fixture have seen 17 goals. Prior to last season's 4-2 win for the home side, Dortmund ran out victors in the previous meetings (4-2 and 3-2).
I fully expect Dortmund to have too much for Hannover here. The attacking flair of Dortmund ensures it's going to be a huge test defensively for Hannover. The flip side to that is Dortmund have only kept a clean sheet in 1 of their last 8 on the road so the game without doubt promises goals.
With Dortmund not winning any of their last five on the road last season, it's essential they sort out their away form this year. Quite simply this is the kind of game they should be winning.
- BTTS and over 2.5 goals (24-25, Marathonbet)
- Dortmund to win and over 2.5 goals (23-20, Ladbrokes)
- Dortmund to win and BTTS (49-25, Marathonbet)
- Dortmund over 2.5 Team Goals (7-4, Betfair, Paddy Power)
- Hannover 1-3 Borussia Dortmund (47-4, 10Bet)