Arminia Bielefeld vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview and Team News

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Borussia Dortmund will be aiming to return to winning ways this weekend as they face Arminia Bielefeld on matchday nine of the Bundesliga season. 

Borussia Dortmund were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thrashing against Ajax on Tuesday. And Marco Rose will now be looking for a swift response from his players as they take on Arminia Bielefeld this weekend. The Black and Yellows will know that they cannot afford to drop points on Saturday, with several tough fixtures coming up in the league in the not so distant future.

But Arminia Bielefeld could prove to be a tricky opponent for a Dortmund side struggling for momentum and confidence.

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Arminia Bielefeld


Arminia Bielefeld have endured a difficult start to the season and have yet to win a game in the Bundesliga. They had to come from behind to rescue a point against Augsburg last weekend. And they find themselves in 17th place in the Bundesliga standings going into this weekend’s game.

Arminia Bielefeld are the league’s joint lowest goalscorers, with just four goals to their name so far. But they do have a solid defence, and have conceded fewer goals than Borussia Dortmund this season.

Borussia Dortmund


Borussia Dortmund will still be reeling from the shock 4-0 defeat they suffered against Ajax on Tuesday. And the situation has been made even worse by the team’s latest injury crisis. But with games coming thick and fast, they cannot afford to dwell on things for too long. A comfortable win on Saturday would be the perfect way to respond to the Ajax result. And Marco Rose will be hoping that his team can get back on track against a struggling Arminia Bielefeld side.