Stuttering Dortmund face Stuttgart
Borussia Dortmund face Stuttgart in the Bundesliga with the aim of getting back to winning ways after taking one point from their last six.
Lucien Favre’s side are in fourth, four points off the top and are missing key striker Erling Haaland, who is out injured. The Norwegian has scored 10 goals in eight league matches this season. Dortmund have lost their past two league home games and haven’t lost three at home since 2013/14.
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They drew 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt and played without an orthodox striker, until 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko came on at half-time.
Stuttgart have made a good start in their first season back in the Bundesliga after being promoted – sitting eighth in the table.
Thomas Hitzlsperger’s side are unbeaten away from home this season and won 2-1 at Werder Bremen last weekend with Silas Wamangituka scoring both.
Dortmund have only lost one of their last 16 Bundesliga games against Stuttgart (W10, D5).
Union Berlin host Bayern
Top-of-the-table Bayern Munich visit Union Berlin on Saturday evening in the Bundesliga, with the champions hoping to get back to winning ways after their 3-3 draw against RB Leipzig.
Hansi Flick’s side have been entertaining to watch this season with 50 goals being scored in 10 matches involving his side (34 scored, 16 conceded).
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 11, 2020
Once again last week, Bayern were leaky at the back but dynamic up top. They have scored at least 12 more than any other side in the division, but have conceded the joint most goals in the top eight.
Union Berlin have been extremely impressive this season, sitting 6th in the table with 16 points from 10 games. That is six more points than they had at this stage of last season.
They were beaten for the first time since the opening day (8 matches) when they lost 3-1 against neighbours Hertha Berlin last weekend.
Urs Fischer’s side went a goal up but had Robert Andrich sent off after 23 minutes, and understandably wilted in the second half.
Union have scored 13 goals in their last four home matches.
Last season was the first time the two sides met – with Bayern winning 2-1 at home and 2-0 in Berlin.
RB Leipzig host Werder Bremen, with Julian Nagelsmann’s side aiming to make it six wins out of six at home this season.
Elsewhere, second-placed side Bayer Leverkusen host Hoffenheim.
Featured image: Thomas Müller of FC Bayern München scores his team’s third goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December 05, 2020 in Munich, Germany (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)