Borussia Dortmund vs Nurnberg
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
Nurnberg got their first win since returning to the elite class on Saturday when they dispatched Hannover 2-0 at Max-Morlock-Stadion. The recently-promoted side struggled to break the deadlock in spite of having an extra-man on the pitch for an hour following Miiko Albornoz’s red card just before the half-hour mark for Hannover.
Two goals came within two minutes. Waldemar Anton scored an own goal for the Reds before Torless Knoll doubled Nurnberg’s lead in the very following minute. Michael Kollner’s troops are now unbeaten in three straight league games. However, such thread is in huge danger of being ended on Wednesday given Der Club need to travel to Dortmund to take on one of the league’s heavyweights at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Borussia Dortmund vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
The two teams will meet each other for the first time since the 2013/14 campaign following Nurnberg’s return to the elite class football.
Dortmund were the dominant force over the course of history.
BVB won 32 and lost only 14 of 65 encounters with Nurnberg.
Borussia won 23, drew 5 and lost only 4 of 32 H2H games in front of the home crowd.
Borussia Dortmund vs Nurnberg: Prediction
Nurnberg’s defensive line proved out to be quite tough to break down in four opening games of the season. Kollner’s men allowed just three goals so far. They were not prolific at the other end, though, and they might face troubles in the build-up play against a stern defense of Dortmund’s here.
The hosts also conceded just three goals in spite of playing the likes of RB Leipzig, Hannover, Eintracht and Hoffenheim in the process. They kept a clean sheet in the opening fixture of the new Champions League season as well, beating Belgian champions Club Brugge 0-1 on the road last Tuesday.
Dortmund are clear favourites to bag the spoils on the home patch, but we’ll rather back them to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.00, aiming for the max value. The second bet will be Under 3.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.61.
Borussia Dortmund vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Dortmund to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).