Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Club Friendlies 1 clash between Luner SV and Borussia Dortmund, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Borussia Dortmund will kick-start their preparations for the 2022/23 season on Tuesday evening when they make the journey to the Schwansbell Arena to play Lüner SV.
This will be the first friendly the Bundesliga side will play to kick things off with a win and give the squad plenty of minutes to focus on fitness.
Luner SV is playing one of its biggest games on Tuesday as the club, which plays in the sixth division of the German football pyramid, hosts a top Bundesliga team at its stadium.
Last season they finished ninth overall in Westfaleniga 1 after 34 games in what was a mixed season for them.
Overall, Luner SV managed to win the most games and recorded 15 wins, eight draws and eleven defeats in the league in the 2021/22 season.
The side thrived best in their offensive performance, scoring 64 goals throughout the season, resulting in their goal difference being the strongest of any team outside of the top three.
This game offers the team a chance to prove themselves and test their qualities against a top German team as it aims to show they can compete with the best.
For Borussia Dortmund, this is the chance to start life without one Erling Bride Haaland Following his move to Manchester City, he offers new opportunities to the members of the squad.
BVB finished runners-up in the Bundesliga last season and ended up eight points behind Bayern Munich. Now the goal is to close this gap next season.
Marco RosaThe 2021–22 team ended their 2021–22 season in mixed form, with two wins, three losses and two draws in their last six games in all competitions.
Dortmund lost their last game, which took place in April, 2-3 against Dynamo Kyiv, with the opponent scoring three goals in the first half.
The Bundesliga side have already made several signings this summer, this is Rose’s first opportunity to see them in action.
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Luner SV will try to play with their strongest squad to offer as much competition as possible, which they should be able to do.
Dortmund will be without Haaland for the first time and that will create chances elsewhere in the squad to play with Youssoufa Moukoko be an option.
The Bundesliga club has invested in the squad throughout the summer Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyemiand Salih Ozcan everyone is now part of the team.
This game would give Rose an opportunity to make her debut for the club to force her way into the squad but there is likely to be a lot of rotation in this game.
We say: Luner SV – Borussia Dortmund 0:5
There is likely to be a big gap in quality in this friendly and while Borussia Dortmund’s main focus in this game will be fitness, they will also want the win.
They should achieve that on this particular outing, as their strength as a team should ultimately shine through here and result in a comfortable win.
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