Hamburger vs Borussia Dortmund

German Bundesliga : Hamburger vs Borussia Dortmund
20th September 2017 – Kickoff 20:30
Both teams started their season with two wins in a row, but since then Hamburger has suffered two defeats and dropped to the middle of the table, while Borussia played one draw and won again and they are currently the leaders with ten points. The sides are separated by four points in the standings. Both sides suffered another defeat where Hamburger lost in the Cup while Borussia at the start of the Champions League.
The return of Julian Weigl is a huge boost for Borussia Dortmund. The promising midfielder has been out of action through injury, making his first senior appearances as a second-half substitute against FC Köln.
Peter Bosz confirmed that Marc Bartra, André Schürrle, and Mario Götze all trained “to a limited extent” on Monday, with the latter of Dortmund’s three returning stars in contention for a place in die Schwarzgelben’s squad.
For Hamburger SV, Nicolai Müller and Filip Kostic’s absence from their hosting of Dortmund will seriously hinder the ability to attack the visitors. Centre-back Rick van Drongelen, signed from Sparta Rotterdam for £2.7m in the summer, is also missing for Markus Gisdol’s side.

Hamburg are a squad with limitations which has been evident in their last two defeats. Injuries have hit them hard and without Bobby Wood they lack firepower up front. Borussia Dortmund are on fire after destroying Koln 5-0 and have good memories of Hamburg, winning the corresponding fixture 5-2 last season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the first four goals.
Hamburg are justifiably outsiders in their own stadium against a rampant Borussia Dortmund. Without Bobby Wood they don’t look like scoring from open play and Dortmund are likely to control the game and create plenty of opportunities.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring four goals in the corresponding fixture last season and scoring for fun again this season, an Aubameyang to score & Dortmund win bet is tempting at even money.
Dortmund have beaten Hamburg by more than two goals in their last three encounters.

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