Bundesliga Preview: Dortmund tossing nuisance on Bremen

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Updated: August 20, 2013
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One of the current season’s frontrunners, Werder Bremen, are building an esteemed army to advance in the higher stages of the tournament. But the road to the Bundesliga trophy is not showing any easy dimension, as football giants and online betting favorites Borussia Dortmund are on the barricade to catapult clean sheet in the face of their opponents. The fixture will commence on August 24 with a 02:30 kick-off at Die Borussen’s home court, Signal-Iduna-Park.

 

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping an eye on his players. Sven Bender, who missed substantial training due to flu, may not be able to perform full-charge given his recuperating status. But Ilkay Gundogan would be on rescue to take a place in the squad whenever necessary. Elsewhere, club top scorer Robert Lewandowski and hat-trick master Marco Reus are filling up fuels to boost their side’s sustained winning. Die Borussen’s current form is stellar, win back-to-back wins obtained in the competitions thus far. They are ranked on top of the table overall as per opening matches—a one-spot improvement from their placement last season.

 

Bremen are similarly showing good signs of triumphant finish this term, winning their opening matches single-handedly. Northern Germany’s most successful club have shown tremendous improvement every passing year, with the likes of Clemens Fritz and Sebastian Prödl effectively bolstering the power levels of the pack. However, Die Werderaner is running out of attacking options, with Claudio Pizarro unavailable and hat-trick genius Marko Arnautović injured. Coach Robin Dutt has to find innovative ways to lead his new team in the best direction.

 

The last four match dates that saw these teams compete against each other unveiled one common denominator: Dortmund have always won the tourney. Now that the side are hugging home advantage, it is largely possible that they will still reign supreme in the pitch. Bremen are undeniably strong contenders, but their opponents pose serious threat that they can fairly afford to withstand.

 

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