Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview and Prediction

Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Bilbao:
Pre-Season Friendly.
Date: Tuesday, 9-August-2016,
Kick-off: 17:45 UK,
Venue: Kybunpark (St. Gallen).

Borussia Dortmund will continue their summer pre-season activities as they play Spanish side Athletic Bilbao at Kybunpark st. Gallen.

Dortmund’s pre-season tour have been a good run as they have lost only 2 of their pre-season games, they lost 1-0 to German side 1869 Munchen and a penalty shootout to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup. This game will serve as a proper preparation to them for their Super Cup game against Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Athletic Club will continue their search for a win in the pre-season games, they have not won any of their 5 pre-season games having drawn most of the games. Their last club friendly game was a defeat against Southampton FC, they will hope for a win in this one to create a conducive atmosphere for the fans.

Borussia Dortmund: Team News

Dortmund have cashed in on 4 of their key players; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Matt Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Jakub Blaszczykowski for a total fee of £109m. They brought in 8 players which includes Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze and Batra.

Athletic Bilbao: Team News

Bilbao sent out Unai Lopez on loan, they Carlos Gurpegi ended his career while the rest of the departures went on free transfer.

Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to Head

  • This will be the first game between this two great teams.
  • Borussia Dortmund have played a lot of games against Spanish teams, they have played 22 games, won 7, drawn 7 and lost 8.
  • Athletic Club on their own part have played 8 games against a German club, they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2.

Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

Dortmund have been on a good form, they have won 4 of their 7 games which includes a 4-1 battering of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, they look more complete than their opponents.

Athletic club have drawn 4 of their last 5 club friendly games, which includes goalless draw against Nantes, 1-1 draw against Sporting Gijon and also Huesca and a2-2 draw against Bordeaux.

I predict a win for the german side but considering that they have a super cup game against Bayern this weekend, they might be playing with caution. The hame could as well end in draw.

Tips

1. Dortmund win or draw
2. Both teams to score

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