Borussia Dortmund: Analysis shows: This is where BVB’s problem lies!

Things are not going well for Borussia Dortmund.

After 16 matchdays, the eight-time German champion is only sixth. In addition to RB Leipzig, BVB must also give way to Eintracht Frankfurt, Union Berlin and SC Freiburg in the hunt for Bayern. A condition that does not do justice to the self-image at Signal Iduna Park. (DATA: The Bundesliga table)

Of course, the black and yellow are missing in Erling Haaland, who moved to Manchester City in the summer and has been breaking record after record in the Premier League ever since. With only 29 goals, the ball wriggled ten times less in the opposing goal than at the same time last season. (NEWS: Haaland? ‘It’s getting silly’)

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That coach Edin Terzic’s side still have attacking power after the Norwegian’s departure was proven in the 4-3 home win against FC Augsburg. In general, the crazy exchange of blows with the Fuggerstadt team, in which Haaland’s successor Sebastien Haller made his BVB debut after cancer, serves as the perfect model for Dortmund’s game – for better or for the worst. (DATA: Bundesliga results)

Too much load on Özcan?

Offensively, the BVB lit a fireworks display. In the end, four goals resulted from 27 shots on goal. However, the truth is that on the other side of the pitch, the ball also landed in the net three times.

In defensive midfield, Salih Özcan was in charge of protection. However, the statistics show it: Dortmund’s number six does not have the necessary strike force to honor this role alone. According to the data service provider deltatre Özcan has won only 47.8% of duels in his career so far, in the current season this value has dropped to 44.6%.

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Dortmund’s weakness after losing the ball

Dortmund’s vulnerability after losing possession becomes particularly clear. A total of ten goals were conceded after a loose ball by a BVB player – that’s a negative league record.

Jude Bellingham was also directly involved in a three-time goal when losing the ball.

The Englishman likes to get involved in the attacking game, as he did against the Fuggerstadt side, when he not only scored the 1-0 himself, but also played Giovanni Reyna’s 4-3 . But the 19-year-old’s attacking drive comes at the cost of defensive stability, especially when he wastes the ball unnecessarily.

Nico Schlotterbeck lost possession to Dion Beljo before Augsburg equalized 1-1 in the meantime. Before the second goal was conceded, Özcan failed in a duel against Arne Engels, who then played the crucial pass. Augsburg’s number three goal then launched Schlotterbeck again with a bad pass.

“We have the ball before every goal we concede and lose it. These are offensive issues. Why did we lose the balls?” Terzic complained after the game and got specific: “The first goal conceded, where Nico gets the ball, it is pushed outside by the opposition and hasn’t no other choice, neither for the back pass nor for the long line pass to Donyell Malen.”

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He appealed to his players: “We just have to help each other better, support each other more so as not to leave the boys one-on-one and not be in a hurry.”

Although Schlotterbeck was involved in two goals conceded, the central defender, transferred from SC Freiburg this summer, is at the top of the internal BVB rankings with 68% of duels won in this category.

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What was also significant against Augsburg: with Ermedin Demirovic (goal at 2:2), the guests managed only one striker goal. With Arne Maier (at 1:1) and David Colina (at 3:3) a midfielder and a defender scored. And that’s where Dortmund’s next problem comes in.

The midfielder worries Dortmund

Terzic’s side usually control the opposing forwards and Borussia have conceded just six goals to the opposing forwards. No other team has a better record here. (NEWS: All current Bundesliga news)

On the other hand, opposing midfield lines are allowed to enter the goalscoring list with great regularity. A midfielder has already celebrated 15 times against BVB – with 63% of all goals conceded. This puts Dortmund in fourth place in this inglorious table. Only VfL Bochum and newly promoted Schalke 04 and SV Werder Bremen are even more vulnerable in this category.

The data shows the runner-up’s offensive position is too risky to function without a dominant six. In the past, this position was regularly occupied by strong sweepers. Whether with Sebastian Kehl, now sports director at BVB, Sven Bender or even an Axel Witsel as a stabilizer.

Until Terzic and his team get this problem under control, Schlotterbeck, Niklas Süle and Mats Hummels will have to get used to more work than they would like.

And BVB shouldn’t always rely on them somehow scoring a goal more than the opponent – even if shows like against FC Augsburg send fans into ecstasy. (DATA: Bundesliga schedule)

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