Dortmund will be looking to win their first Bundesliga title in seven years but will need to hope Bayern lose their match against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Date: 18th May 2019
Time: 15:30 CET
Mönchengladbach might also need a win as they chase a Champions League spot as they are at the moment tied in fourth place with Bayer Leverkusen but they lead on goal difference.
Borussia Mönchengladbach Team News
For the home side, Raffael, Lars Stindl and Patrick Herrmann are in doubt for the match.
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) May 18, 2019
Sommer will be the one to start in between the sticks for Mönchengladbach with Beyer and Wendt to start at the wider positions of the backline. Ginter and Elvedi are expected to start at the heart of defence.
Kramer, Zakaria, and Neuhaus will make up the midfield for the home side at the Borussia-Park.
In attack, Drmic will be the striker for the team while Traore and Hazard will start on the wings supporting him.
Predicted lineup (4-3-3)
Sommer; Beyer, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt; Kramer, Zakaria, Neuhaus; Traore, Drmic, Hazard
Borussia Dortmund Team News
With Reus returning after a two-match suspension, Lucien Favre will have to decide whether to go with the captain from the start or confirm the same lineup from the last match.
Our last 5 matches against Gladbach
⚽️ Goals scored: 16
🥅 Goals allowed: 5
3️⃣ Wins: 5 pic.twitter.com/KZlkc09hJT
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) May 17, 2019
Hitz will replace Burki in goal who’s out with an injury while Piszczek and Guerreiro are expected to start on the right and left flanks. Weigl and Aakanji will be the two center-backs.
Witzel and Delaney should start at holding midfield positions while Pulisic, Gotze, and Reus would take the attacking midfield positions.
Alcacer will be the only striker and the team who will start just in front of the attacking midfield trio.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Hitz; Piszczek, Weigl, Akanji, Guerreiro; Witsel, Delaney, Pulisic, Reus, Gotze; Alcacer
This will be the 119th Borussen derby with the away side currently holding most wins against the Die Fohlen. In fact, Dortmund have had 50 wins out of all encounters while Mönchengladbach have won just 33 of their matches against Dortmund.
The remaining 35 matches have ended in a tie.
Neither team comes into this fixture in a particularly good run of form, as both have faltered in their attempts to secure unlikely league positions. Monchengladbach did win 4-0 last time out, but this followed a run of one win in six games.
Since their 5-0 humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich, Dortmund have failed to bounce back in the way that they would have hoped. A number of positive results have been blighted by dropped points in matches where they should have won all three.
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||Borussia Dortmund|
|Nurnberg 0-4 Monchengladbach (11/05)||Dortmund 3-2 Dusseldorf (11/05)|
|Monchengladbach 2-2 Hoffenheim (04/05)||Bremen 2-2 Dortmund (04/05)|
|Stuttgart 1-0 Monchengladbach (27/04)||Dortmund 2-4 Schalke (27/04)|
|Monchengladbach 1-2 RB Leipzig (20/04)||Freiburg 0-4 Dortmund (21/04)|
|Hannover 0-1 Monchengladbach (13/04)||Dortmund 2-1 Mainz (13/04)|
*Odds are subject to change