Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund vs Arminia Bielefeld: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Emre Can opened the scoring in Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory at Arminia Bielefeld in October
Emre Can opened the scoring in Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory at Arminia Bielefeld in October / Martin Rose/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

Borussia Dortmund welcome relegation-scrapping Arminia Bielefeld to Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga on Sunday afternoon.

An outbreak of COVID-19 among the Mainz squad postponed Dortmund's match against the 05ers last weekend. While BVB had their feet up, Arminia got dragged closer to the drop zone with a 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Augsburg.

Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between this pair on Sunday - if it goes ahead.


How to watch Dortmund vs Arminia on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 13 March, 16:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Signal Iduna Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Mix (UK), ESPN+ (US), Sportsnet (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports & Bundesliga YouTube channel
Referee? TBC
VAR? TBC


Dortmund team news

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland has scored 16 goals in the 14 Bundesliga appearances he has been fit enough to make / Markus Gilliar/GettyImages

The long, insufferable wait for Erling Haaland's return may finally be over. The 21-year-old scoring sensation has been nursing a groin problem that sidelined him for the entirety of February, but is back in full training.

However, Dortmund have been struck by a squall of injuries at the other end. Three centre-backs in the form of Mats Hummels (COVID), Dan-Axel Zagadou (thigh) and Manuel Akanji (calf) are all unlikely to feature.

Dortmund's incoming sporting director Sebastian Kehl revealed that 18-year-old defender Lennard Maloney could be drafted in to make up the numbers.

Thomas Meunier and Youssoufa Moukoko are both lumbered with hamstring injuries while Gio Reyna is carrying a hip problem.


Arminia team news

Masaya Okugawa
Masaya Okugawa has only missed on Bundesliga game all season - against Dortmund in the reverse fixture / Martin Rose/GettyImages

Arminia are in the midst of a COVID outbreak. The club's head coach Frank Kramer and his assistant Sebastian Hille are expected to watch the game from their homes.

Defenders Guilherme Ramos, Joakim Nilsson and Nathan de Medina have tested positive according to the German publication Kicker. Former Dortmund midfielder Gonzalo Castro is also thought to be isolating.

The club's top two goalscorers Masaya Okugawa (eight) and Patrick Wimmer (three) are both unlikely to feature as they recover from a pair of ill-timed Achilles tendon injuries.


Dortmund vs Arminia score prediction

Even for the deeply scatterbrained unit that is Borussia Dortmund, a home game against the division's sinking stone stripped of their manager, top scorer and gaggle of defenders should be a straightforward affair.

Dortmund have absentees of their own but the whispered return of arguably Europe's best young player is ample compensation.

Prediction: Dortmund 2-1 Arminia

facebooktwitterreddit