Borussia Dortmund will look to continue their match towards the Bundesliga title this Friday when they travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion to play struggling Bochum.
The hosts come into this tie wounded and with their confidence shattered after an embarrassing 5-1 loss at home to Wolfsburg.
The result means they are winless in their last four league games (D2, L2), with that being their fourth loss in their last five Bundesliga games.
As a result, they now sit just two points above the relegation zone with just six games left to play. Moreover, their 27-point haul this term is nine points fewer than at the same stage last season. However, only three teams in the last seven seasons have been relegated with as many or more points should serve as a silver lining for Bochum.
Borussia Dortmund will travel to Vonovia Ruhrstadion in a good mood after overtaking Bayern Munich at the top of the table thanks to a 4-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The result extended their impressive league run this calendar year (W11, D2, L1) and moved them just one point ahead of the Bavarians, who were beaten 3-1 by Mainz.
The last time BVB were top after 29 matchdays was in 2011/12, a season they went on to become champions, and the last leader at this point not to eventually win the title was Schalke in 2006/2007, so history is firmly on their side.
However, Erdin Terzic’s side will likely have to improve their away form to avoid becoming an unwanted record holder. They are winless in their last five away games in all competitions (D2, L3).
A glance at those results and it’s clear to see where Dortmund’s issues lie, and that’s in defence, with each of those five winless games seeing them concede at least twice.
But given that Bochum, with 32 goals this season, has the second-worst attack in the league should provide them with some comfort.
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