Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund: Klopp seeking to end Kaiserslautern survival chances
Kaiserslautern v Borussia Dortmund, Saturday 14:30
With the Bundesliga title already in the bag, top will travel to bottom on Saturday when Borussia Dortmund will look to consolidate their win as PaddyPower offer free bets and long odds and Kaiserslautern riding out the oncoming storm.
The hosts are already assured to be playing in Germany’s second tier next season and have nothing to lose as they head into this tough penultimate fixture.
Krasimir Balakov’s men did, however, manage to record a first victory in six months last weekend and will be hoping to finish on a high rather than take their season defeat lying down.
That being said, the three points were earned against 19th placed and fellow relegation candidates Hertha Berlin who, in comparison, will have been incredibly small fish in the big pond of the Bundesliga.
Jurgen Klopp’s men began their title-winning celebrations last weekend and while their concentration will now be fully focused upon the DFB Pokal, continuing their rampant 2011-12 league season will still be a priority for the club.
Die Borussen’s away form has been the crux of their victorious campaign, with Dortmund keeping clean sheets in 38% of their matches in unfamiliar territory this season.
The Yellow and Blacks have looked equally impressive when going forward too, scoring an average of 1.94 goals per game when playing outside of the Westfalenstadion this term.
Borussia Dortmund are enjoying a winning streak stretching back 26 league fixtures and won’t face many easier challenges than that of basement side Kaiserslautern.
The Red Devils may have recorded a shock away win in Berlin last weekend but are without a win in their last eleven home games and with this being their last home meeting of the campaign, they would seem extremely likely to finish the season on twelve.