FC Nurnberg v Borussia Dortmund Odds: Jurgen Klopp relieved with Barrios

Bet365 (£200 Free Bets) Latest Betting Odds : Nurnburg 5/1, draw 3/1, Dortmund 4/6

Title chasing Borussia Dortmund will be hoping for an away victory this evening when they travel to face a FC Nürnberg side that are still looking over their shoulders at the relegation places this season.

Dortmund are involved in an extremely tight race for the title of course.

Jurgen Klopp’s side sit in 2nd position going into tonight’s game, level on points with Bayern Munich and Schalke 04.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach are then only a point further adrift in 4th position.

One thing this does mean is that every single game between now and the end of the season is crucial. In reality, none of the top four can afford a bad run if they are to end the campaign as Champions.

As for Dortmund’s form going into tonight’s fixture, it is rather exemplary. The reigning Champions are unbeaten in their last 13 league games, while the last three games have resulted in three victories and an impressive 12 goals.

They may well have started the season relatively unconvincingly, but they are now in their stride and performing like everyone knows they can. They could be hard to stop tonight.

Nürnberg will do all they can to make it difficult for their visitors though. After all, they really need the points themselves as they are only three points above the relegation zone.

There is no doubt that they are capable of pulling off a shock result though. You only need to look back to just before the winter break for an example of this when they won 3-0 at Bayer Leverkusen.

They then began 2012 in the best way possible with a 2-0 victory over Hertha Berlin and although this was followed with a narrow defeat at Hannover 96 last time out, Dieter Hecking’s men will be in decent spirits right now.

Looking at the team news for tonight’s clash, the home side are still without Per Nilsson who is sidelined with a knee injury, while the game also comes too soon for Juri Judt, Javier Pinola, Timm Klose and Hanno Balitsch.

For Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp has been boosted with the news that Lucas Barrios is staying at the club after strong transfer rumours in January, and while Mario Goetze is unavailable although there are no other fresh injury concerns.

Overall, this should be a fascinating match and although Dortmund are favourites, the home side will look to take the game to them from the very first whistle.

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