Dortmund are starting the season with a seemingly tough home match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Dortmund did what they could last season and finished at the top-3 spots, while Frankfurt also did a great job, finishing at the 5th spot and claiming a Europa League ticket for the 2021 season.
Dortmund were no match for Bayern Munich last season and could not challenge them for the title. They eventually finished at the 3rd spot with a 20-10-4 record, scoring 75 goals (2nd best offense) and conceding 46 in the process (5th best defense). 25 of their 34 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 3.6 goals per match, the 2nd highest in the league. Dortmund had the 4th best home record with 11-4-2, scoring 40 (2nd best home offense) and conceding 20 in the process (5th best home defense). They lost Sancho to Manchester United and are coming into this match with 8 unavailable players and 2 who are listed as questionable.
Frankfurt were actually chasing a top-4 finish last season, and the Champions League ticket that comes with it. However, they somehow lost to Schalke (by far the worst team in the Bundesliga last season) and had a 1-1 draw against Mainz and eventually settled at the 5th spot with 60 points (16-6-12), just 1 point behind Wolfsburg at the 4th spot. Moreover, Frankfurt had the 3rd best offense in the league with 69 goals. They remained unbeaten at home (10-0-7) but were mediocre on the road with a 6-6-5 record, scoring 32 and conceding 33 goals in the process.