Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
One of the highlights of the opening round of the German Bundesliga Championship will be in Dortmund, where local Borussia Dortmund will face Eintracht Frankfurt. A curious encounter with the bookmakers on the home side's side. The know-it-alls are likely right, but underestimating the visitors is fraught.
Just before the official season and the cup game against Wehen, Borussia Dortmund beat Bologna 3-0. Before that, the BVB lost to Spanish Athletic, and the newcomer to the German elite, Bochum, were stronger than club Giessen. Many Bundesliga clubs had problems progressing past the first round of the German Cup, but the same cannot be said for Marco Rosé's side. Dortmund handled Wehen 3-0 away. As for the transfer market, Borussia sold the most expensive player in the Bundesliga, Jordan Sancho, to Manchester United for 85 million euros. PSV bought striker Malen for €30m, while Stuttgart bought promising Swiss goalkeeper Kobel for €15m.
Oliver Glasner was one of the heroes of the German elite last season. The Austrian managed to propel Wolfsburg to the Champions League, the Wolves showed a consistently high level of play under the Austrian. Still, instead of staying and playing in the Champions League or waiting for an offer from a top club, he asked for contract cancellation. He ended up at Eintracht who will represent Germany in the Europa League this season. After Hütter left for Mönchengladbach, Eintracht were perhaps fortunate that Glasner wanted to work for Frankfurt. The Austrian has proven that he knows how to take teams to the Champions League, and it is no secret that the Eagles dream of the league title. But, on Glasner's part, such a move seems strange: to swap the Champions League for the Europa League and yet to come to an entirely new team in which, it is not certain, will work out. By the way, Eintracht have already crashed out of the German Cup, losing in the first round to Mannheim.
Expert Betting Tips
Looking at the results of their opponents in the German Cup, Eintracht's prospects against Borussia look dim. On the other hand, we wrote about how Glasner's former club Wolfsburg crashed out of the Europa League last season in the early stages while playing confidently in the Bundesliga. So, again, we must certainly not underestimate the visitors and their new coach. We believe that we are waiting for a fun and productive match. Both teams attack well, have strong performers in front. But both have problems in defense, though Glasner is known for his ability to put up a balanced game. Not only Wolfsburg but also LASC have played this way. Another thing is that there wasn't much time to put the game together. Here are some bets on the match: W1+Both To Score for 2.40, Total Over (3.5) for 1.95, Handicap 2 (1.5) for 1.74.