Bundesliga matchday 31 will witness Fortuna Duesseldorf take on Borussia Dortmund at Esprit Arena on Saturday. Borussia Dortmund missed a golden opportunity of grabbing their hands on the title when they lost at home to Bayern Munich on Matchday 28.
They are now seven points behind Bayern in the title race and Bayern are cruising to their 8th consecutive title. Dortmund, however, fought back on matchday 29 when they beat Paderborn by 6-1 as Jadon Sancho claimed his first hat-trick for the Men in Yellow.
As the two teams of the German league collide against each other, we take a look at the match preview, fantasy tips, predicted XI, and live streaming details.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Borussia Dortmund Will Look To Apply Presssure On Bayern Munich
As Dortmund failed to capitalize on the golden chance against Bayern, they will have to make sure that they win every game from hereon if they aspire a title win. They will also be dependent on Bayern’s performance going ahead in the league as Bayern have a couple of difficult games in their stride.
There is no question over Dortmund’s recent form as they have been a strong force to deal with in the Bundesliga this year. Their only defeat recently came against the league leaders and if Dortmund look for any chance to grab the title, they will have to leave no room for errors.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Fortuna Duesseldorf Will Look To Escape The Relegation Battle
Fortuna Duesseldorf have had a miserable season so far as they have succumbed to pressure time and again. Out of the 30 games played this season so far, Duesseldorf have managed to win only 6 games. They have drawn 10 games and have ended on the losing side 14 times this season.
Their recent form has also reflected their entire season as they have salvaged a draw in 3 of their last five games. They have ended on the losing side once and have managed to win only one of their last five games. They will surely look to escape the relegation battle with a win over Dortmund.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Fortuna Duesseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Fantasy Tips
For Fortuna Duesseldorf, Erik Thommy has been the most consistent player for them throughout this season and can be the captain of your fantasy eleven. Apart from him, Rowen Hennings and Kenan Karaman have also had good performances and can be the captain/vice-captain of your fantasy eleven.
For Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho has been on the peak of his form in the last two games and can be the captain of your fantasy eleven. Marco Reus returned to training this week and if he plays the game, he can also be the perfect choice captain/vice-captain of your fantasy eleven.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Fortuna Duesseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI
Fortuna Duesseldorf Predicted XI: Florian Kastenmeier, Matthias Zimmermann, Kaan Ayhan, Andre Hoffmann, Giesselmann, Alfredo Morales, Kenan Karaman, Kevin Stoger, Valon Berisha, Erik Thommy, and Rowen Hennings.
Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI: Roman Burki, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Lukascz Piszczek, Achraf Hakimi, Axel Witsel, Thomas Delaney, Raphael Guerreiro, Jadon Sancho, Julien Brandt, and Erling Haaland.
Bundesliga Matchday 31: Fortuna Duesseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund Live Streaming Details
The remainder of Bundesliga matches will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a break of two months, Star Sports will telecast live action of the Bundesliga on Star Sports Select 1/HD & Star Sports Select 2/HD from May 16 onwards.
How to watch Bundesliga in India online? Fans can also tune in to Disney+Hotstar to watch the live matches online, either on their official website or the app.