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By Moritz Baer@MoritzBaer_UK

Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt preview: Two sides looking to play in Europe's top competition next season

Borussia Dortmund host Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday at the Signal Iduna Park with the hope of sustaining their hunt for a Champions League spot. Eintracht Frankfurt, however, want to continue their lead in the race for the Europa League.

Borussia Dortmund


Last weekend, Borussia Dortmund grinded out a 2-1 victory over Werder Bremen despite not playing the best.

With ten men for over half the game, Dortmund had to dig deep to get the three points. After the game, Edin Terzić said: "We knew that we had to defend our goal well and be very hardworking."

Borussia Dortmund have relied heavily on Niclas Füllkrug this season as the former Werder Bremen striker has netted eleven goals this season.

Joining the German striker in his efficiency in-front of goal, Donyell Malen has scored four in his last five games in the Bundesliga.

Finally, Borussia Dortmund will be wary of their last result against Dino Toppmöller's side as they were only able to draw 3-3 in their last outing against this Frankfurt side.

Team news

Sébastien Haller is out with an ankle problem. Julian Ryerson is unavailable with a skin inflamation and Marcel Sabitzer is suspended with a red card.

Lastly, Samuel Bamba is out with a muscular injury and Jadon Sancho is a doubt due to thigh issues.

Eintracht Frankfurt


Last time out, Eintracht Frankfurt were dominant in their 3-1 victory over the nine men of TSG Hoffenheim. This home win meant they ended the match week seven points above Hoffenheim who are in seventh.

Continuing this, Eintracht Frankfurt have been in fine form in the Bundesliga in recent weeks as they have been unbeaten in their last five league outings.

Also, Eintracht Frankfurt have been relatively defensively solid as the have conceded only one more than third place VfB Stuttgart in the league this season.

Similarly, Frankfurt have also enjoyed success through their attacker Omar Marmoush as the Egyptian has gotten himself sixteen goal contributions in the Bundesliga this season.

Eintracht Frankfurt embody consistency as they sit in sixth in the table for this calendar year which matches their league position perfectly.

Lastly, ahead of the Dortmund tie, Dino Toppmöller said: "We’re looking forward to a wonderful away game, in front of 80,000 fans in a great stadium, against the Bundesliga runners-up and Champions League quarter-finalists."

Team news

Saša Kalajdžić is out with a knee problem. Sebastian Rode is unavailable with a knee problem and Mehdi Loune has a knee issue so will miss Sunday's tie.

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