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Borussia Dortmund are keen to come back to winning ways after dropping points in the draw with Bochum. They get ready to host newly-promoted Heidenheim at the Signal Iduna Park. It has been a tough welcome into the Bundesliga for Heidenheim, but manager Frank Schmidt continues to stay positive amidst a difficult set of results.
Borussia Dortmund vs Heidenheim Predicted Lineups and News
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Borussia Dortmund – Return to Winning Ways on the Cards?
Borussia Dortmund narrowly missed out on the league title last season, but they have already dropped two points – within the opening two match days. Dortmund have been very good at home since coach Edin Terzic came back to the team for the second spell last summer. Dortmund came up with six goals in the DFB Pokal match at the start of the campaign, but they have scored just a goal each in the two league matches so far. These are strictly average numbers for a team that managed 83 goals in 34 league appearances and finished as the second-best scoring team in the league.
Team news: Borussia Dortmund
Mats Hummels had to be substituted in the recent match against Bochum with what appeared to be a back injury. Felix Nmecha was also substituted in the same game with a hip problem. Both players are unlikely to be included in the upcoming match. There are plenty of injury concerns for Dortmund already. Thomas Meunier is suffering from a muscle injury while Julien Duranville has had a torn muscle fibre. Julian Ryerson will be out of the game due to an ankle issue along with Giovanni Reyna.
Borussia Dortmund Predicted Lineups (4-2-3-1):
Gregor Kobel, Julian Ryerson, Niklas Suele, Nico Schlotterbeck, Ramy Bensebaini, Emre Can, Felix Nmecha, Donyell Malen, Julian Brandt, Karim Adeyemi, Sebastien Haller
Heidenheim – More Struggles for Frank Schmidt’s Men?
Heidenheim were always going to struggle in their first-ever season in the top flight. However, manager Frank Schmidt will not be too disappointed about the losses against Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim in the first two matches. On both occasions, Heidenheim played relatively well and they could have even picked up some points against Hoffenheim after leading the game 2-0 within the hour mark. All the goals conceded by Heidenheim have come in the first or last 30 minutes of the match. This is something that Schmidt be keen to address going into a difficult run of games.
Team news: Heidenheim
Heidenheim are likely to take plenty of positives from the recent matches, but one of the big positives will be the lack of many injury problems for the newly promoted team. Manager Frank Schmidt will only be without Elidon Qenaj and Marnon Busch for the upcoming matches due to knee and hip injuries respectively.
Heidenheim Predicted Lineups (4-1-3-2):
Kevin Mueller, Omar Traore, Patrick Mainka, Tim Siersleben, Jonas Foehrenbach, Lennard Maloney, Eren Dinkci, Denis Thomalla, Jan-Niklas Beste, Tim Kleindienst, Marvin Pieringer
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