Tag Archives: BVB

xG Scores Koln vs Borussia Dortmund 2019 (Cologne 0.95- 2.09 BVB)

Here are the xG scores from Koln 1-3 Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga last night. Koln were playing their first home top flight game after promotion, and they took the game to BVB, who needed a late rescue act from Jadon Sancho and co. to win in front of a 50,000 strong crowd.

Full xG scores Koln (0.95) vs Dortmund (2.09)

Individual xG scores of goals: Drexler (Koln 0.47), Sancho (BVB 0.03), Hakimi (BVB 0.59) and Alcacer (BVB 0.62).

Jadon Sancho recently inked a new BVB deal that would take his salary to 190,000 pounds a week, and goals like this one (probability of 0.03, or 3 times per 100 shots), tell us why.

XG Koln BVB

(image credits Twitter) Continue reading xG Scores Koln vs Borussia Dortmund 2019 (Cologne 0.95- 2.09 BVB)

BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

Borussia Dortmund prevented Bayern Munich from claiming their fourth consecutive Super Cup as they beat Niko Kovac’s side 2:0 at Signal Iduna Park.

Mats Hummels was a late withdrawal for BVB, forcing Favre to play Toprak in central defence alongside Akanji. Julian Weigl was chosen to partner Axel Witsel in midfield.

BVB starting lineup

Bayern’s XI was pretty much on the lines of what Kicker had predicted for them– the only difference being Corentin Tolisso starting in midfield ahead of Renato Sanches.

Marco Reus, who was given the German Footballer of the Year trophy just before the game began, almost put BVB ahead in the first minute, but was denied by an excellent Neuer save.

At the other end, Kingsley Coman forced a double save from Dortmund reserve keeper Hitz, but the game remained goalless at half time. However Dortmund came running out of the blocks after the interval, and Jadon Sancho created one and scored another as Bayern went 2-0 down.

Thiago carelessly giving away the ball started Bayern’s downfall, and the Brazilian was given a 6 (lowest possible score) in Bild’s ratings.

Bild Ratings Continue reading BVB 2:0 Bayern in Supercup 2019 & Bild’s brutal player rating for Thiago Alcantara

Predicted Bayern & Dortmund lineups for German Super Cup 2019

The German Super Cup this year has lost a little bit of sting owing to the mounting injury lists at both the Allianz Arena and the Westfalenstadion, but it nevertheless represents a chance for both teams, especially Dortmund, to lay down a marker ahead of the new season.

BVB have Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Roman Burki and Mateu Morey unavailable while Lucas Hernandez and Serge Gnabry are both on the sidelines for Bayern.

Here are the predicted lineups for the game, courtesy well known German magazine Kicker.

Bayern are the reigning Super Cup holders, having beaten Eintracht Frankfurt 5:0 in last year’s game, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat trick

Predicted Lineups for Bayern Dortmund