Borussia Dortmund will look to get their Bundesliga title challenge back on track when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.
Lucien Favre’s men were on the wrong end of an entertaining 4-3 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last time out, missing the chance to move within a point of leaders Bayern Munich.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, have been somewhat inconsistent in recent weeks but thrashed Augsburg 5-0 last time out. Having beat second-placed RB Leipzig twice since late January – once in the league, once in the cup – they’ll fancy their chances here.
Read on for our Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt preview, predictions, team news and live stream information.
When is Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt and where can I watch live?
Venue: Signal Iduna Park
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off: 7:30 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 3, BT Sport 3 HD and online via the BT Sport app.
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Last five meetings: Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt
22 Sep 2019: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
02 Feb 2019: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
14 Sep 2018: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga)
11 Mar 2018: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt (Bundesliga)
21 Oct 2017: Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2 Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
Aggregate Score: Borussia Dortmund (DDWWD) 11-8 Eintracht Frankfurt (DDLLD)
Ones to watch
Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland
Erling Braut Haaland didn’t score a goal, repeat, Erling Braut Haaland didn’t score a goal.
After finding the net at an alarming rate since trading RB Salzburg for Dortmund, the Norwegian tyro was finally silenced during the 4-3 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen.
However, given how many chances Dortmund are capable of creating, you wouldn’t put it past Haaland to grab at least one against Frankfurt, making up for “lost time”.
Key stat: Haaland has scored 2.8 goals per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga since joining Dortmund.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Martin Hinteregger
Frankfurt are going to have their work cut out in stopping Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Co. If they’re to do so, centre-back Martin Hinteregger will play a key role.
The Austrian centre-back poses a real threat from set-pieces but is also a rock at the heart of Adi Hutter’s defence. He’ll have to be on top form to keep Dortmund’s vibrant attack quiet.
Key stat: Martin Hinteregger has blocked more shots (10) than any other Frankfurt player in the Bundesliga this season.
Confirmed Borussia Dortmund line-up
🚨 Our Starting XI against Frankfurt 🚨
Łukasz Piszczek leads us as Captain ©️ pic.twitter.com/oDE331m8pe
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 14, 2020
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Confirmed Eintracht Frankfurt line-up
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@Eintracht) February 14, 2020
Dortmund fans will likely be tearing themselves apart thinking about where their side could be if they could just keep a few more clean sheets.
Their defence cost them badly once again against Leverkusen but at home, that all-conquering attack should have enough to sink a hard-to-predict Frankfurt side, although it’ll be anything but easy.