The Borussia Dortmund squad will travel to Hamburg on Wednesday for the next installment of the Bundesliga season.
Hamburger SV lies 8th in the Bundesliga with 6 points after 4 matches. Die Rothosen will host Borussia Dortmund after experiencing a 2-0 loss to newly promoted side Hannover 96 on Friday.
Peter Bosz and his men will no doubt approach their next match with a spring in their step. Dortmund ruthlessly thrashed FC Köln 5-0 on Sunday, keeping Der BVB on top of the Bundesliga with 10 points.
Hamburger SV will be without Filip Kostic and Nicolai Müller this Wednesday, as both players are on the injury roster. Young Bobby Wood is also a doubt, as he picked up a knee injury during international break. Kicker reports that he has been training with the club, however, and it is possible he could make an appearance.
Predicted HSV Lineup: Mathenia, Santos, Mavraj, Papadopoulos, Diekmeier, Walace, Ekdal, Hahn, Holtby, Salihovic, Schipplock
Borussia Dortmund has a plethora of injuries that have plagued the squad. Among the most relevant right now are the exclusions of Marc Bartra, Marcel Schmelzer, and Raphaël Guerreiro. Bosz is going to have a tough time finding out who to rotate, as Dortmund has a fairly tough schedule ahead of them in Hamburg, Gladbach, and Real Madrid.
Predicted BVB Lineup: Bürki, Toljan, Toprak, Sokratis, Piszczek, Weigl, Dahoud, Götze, Philipp, Aubameyang, Yarmolenko
Predicted Score: 3-2
The Black and Yellows have Weigl back again, and the squad seems to have an understanding with one another, Maximilian Philipp’s first goal against FC Köln being evidence of that. However, Dortmund typically struggles against Hamburg, and being on the road again will take its toll on the players, as they have travelled and played a lot in the past week.
Dortmund will edge out a victory, most likely through a late Aubameyang goal.