Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund face tricky trip to Fortuna Düsseldorf

Emre Can scored the winner against Hertha Belin last season (Photo by LARS BARON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Emre Can scored the winner against Hertha Belin last season (Photo by LARS BARON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Borussia Dortmund will make the trip to the Merkur Spiel-Arena this weekend to take on Fortuna Düsseldorf in what will be a big match for both sides.

We are reaching the zenith of the Bundesliga season with only four matchdays remaining, and both teams will want to get the three points, but for different reasons. Borussia Dortmund will want to keep socially distanced from RB Leipzig, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, while 16th placed Fortuna Düsseldorf are aiming to catch Mainz 05, and get out of the relegation play-off zone.

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Fortuna Düsseldorf


Die Flingeraner come into Saturday’s game on the back of a mixed bag of form since the return of German football three weeks ago, playing out three draws, winning against Schalke and losing against league leaders Bayern Munich. As mentioned beforehand, the remaining four fixtures are huge for Uwe Rosler’s men and a win against Dortmund would be a big boost to their hopes of staying in the Bundesliga.

A topsy turvy game saw them get a 2-2 draw against 10-man Hoffenheim last weekend, with Rouwen Hennings scoring both goals.

Borussia Dortmund


The Black and Yellows have been in fine form since the return of the Bundesliga, with the only blip coming against Bayern. Apart from that, they’ve been in excellent form, and backed up the demolition job away at Paderborn with a narrow 1-0 win against the in-form Hertha Berlin at Signal Iduna Park last weekend.

Emre Can was the man who scored the winner on that occasion with a fine strike from just outside the box.

A stat that may interest some is that pacey full-back Achraf Hakimi has scored after the 70th minute in Dortmund’s last three away fixtures, and the link up play between him and Jadon Sancho is something that Düsseldorf will need to watch out for.