Dortmund preview: Eagles head to BVB full of confidence
With four wins and a draw in their last five matches, Eintracht will be travelling to Borussia Dortmund on Friday with the wind very much in their sails as they look to improve their away record against BVB.
Signal Iduna Park has not been a happy hunting ground for the Eagles: of 46 league matches, BVB have won 33 with Eintracht picking up maximum points on just seven occasions. Frankfurt are also on an eight-game losing streak in Dortmund, with their last win in Westphalia coming back on 7 February 2010 – a decade ago to the week.
Plenty of changes over the past ten years
The two teams are vastly different from the outfits that met on that day in 2010, with only Mats Hummels and Marcel Schmelzer still at BVB and the injured Marco Russ at SGE. Over the course of that decade, Borussia have won both the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup twice, while the Eagles have their 2018 DFB Cup success to look back on as well as UEFA Europa League campaigns to enjoy these past two seasons.
Eintracht are unbeaten in 2020 as they travel to Dortmund in the hope of breaking their decade-long drought at the Signal Iduna Park. BVB are the second-best team in the league on home soil, however, with seven wins and three draws so far this season, and no defeats for the team in yellow and black. It will be a mountain to climb for Adi Hütter and his men, but they have risen to the occasion plenty of times before.
Kick-off: Friday 14 February, 20:30 CET, Bundesliga 2019/20, Matchday 22.
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund.