PDB Vs DOR Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Borussia Dortmund look to keep their languishing title aspirations alive.
Although the 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich wasn’t a battering by any counts for Borussia Dortmund with the side giving a solid account of themselves in the derby, the fallout from that tie was way more colossal. The second defeat to Bayern Munich this season now leaves Borussia Dortmund a good 10 points behind Bayern Munich after the league leaders trounced Fortuna Dusseldorf 5-0 yesterday.
The deficit now looks way too large a one for Borussia Dortmund to erase. It’s not only the points thy need to make up which come across as a cause of concern for the side but more so Bayern Munich’s form as well with the team looking unstoppable at the moment.
However, after thriving in a rousing season this time around, Borussia Dortmund will be the last side to slip up and concede the title battle to Bayern Munich. The side will wage a battle till the culminating stages, one which the outfit will have aspirations of embarking on today when they come across bottom placed Paderborn this Sunday.
PDB Vs DOR Match Prediction
Although Paderborn managed to give Borussia Dortmund a real scare the last time these two met with the tie curtailing in a 3-3 draw, this is no longer the same Paderborn side. Currently on a five match winless spree to remain slumped in 18th spot, the last placed side will open up and allow Borussia Dortmund to toy with them in any manner.
Probable Playing 11
- Just the one player misses this one for Paderborn with Gjasula skipping out after being red carded.
- Dahoud, Haaland, Schulz and Zagadou are all going to be out with injuries for the visitors with the side fraught with injuries currently.
Zingerle, Dräger, Hunemeier, Schonlau, Collins, Holtmann, Ritter, Vasiliadis, Antwi, Adjei, Srbeny, Mamba
Bürki, Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Hakimi, Can, Delaney Guerreiro, Brandt, Hazard, Sancho
Match: Borussia Dortmund Vs Schalke
Date And Time: 16th May, Saturday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Srbeny: 5 Goals
- Sancho: 14 Goals, 16 Assists
Borussia Dortmund Vs Paderborn: 3-3
PDB Vs DOR Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Leopold Zinger from Paderborn came across as one of the four ideal options we had to indulge in from the side. The goal-keeper has pulled off some impeccable saves, ones which have been a result of us his unnerving work ethic and culture of excellence.
PDB Vs DOR Dream11 Defenders
Restricting a Bayern Munich side in torching touch to just the one goal around in their derby showed why sides have hated taking on the team’s backline. The side has let in a frugal 34 goals in the league, a side which has been blessed with some scrumptious names in its defensive unit.
This narrative paired with the attacking impetuous Achraf Hakimi provides to the side will see us make the wingback our first pick from the side. The trio of Lukas Piszczek, Hummels and Manuel Akanji joins up with this increasingly looking like a cleansheet for side playing away from home.
PDB Vs DOR Dream11 Midfielders
With Haaland out for today, the onus will grow on Thorgan Hazard to compensate for the void left by the team’s striker. And with his 6 goals and 12 assists, the player can easily fill in the hole left by Haaland to see us make him an instant pick from the side.
We have wingback Raphael Guerrerio come in as well with the player having scored twice in three matches since the league has been reinstated. From the home team on the other hand we’ll be snagging Kai Proger with his pinch perfect layups seeing him pile on 6 assists, the most by any player for the side.
Sebastian joins him up to wrap up our one-two of picks from the side for the encounter.
PDB Vs DOR Dream11 Strikers
He’s clearly not upto the mark at the moment, showing lacklustre fitness, one which has seen Jadon Sancho be restricted to a substitute role in all the three encounters since the onset of the Bundesliga. However, with Haaland out for this one, the player could end up being asked to come back in the playing 11 to make the side’s leading scorer with 14 goals and 16 assists, our pick for the encounter.
We also have the one name make its way into our side from Paderborn meanwhile with their leading scorer with the 5 goals, Dennis Srbeny being our pick.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With the 6 goals to his name, Hazard will captain our side while Raphael is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Zinger, Hakimi, Hummels, Piszczek, Akanji, Hazard, Raphael, Sebastian, Sancho, Dennis
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.