Borussia Dortmund 2019/20: season preview - scout report - tactical analysis tactics

The 2018/19 season was nearly something special for Borussia Dortmund. Despite holding a seven-point lead in the Bundesliga at one stage, they succumbed to the pressure, and Bayern Munich once again took home the Meisterschale. After missing out on what would have been their first league title for seven years, Dortmund has brushed off the disappointment and continued to build their squad this offseason. Could the new season bring silverware to the Westfalenstadion?

This scout report will look at whether they have made the right moves in the transfer market, and how their new signings can fit into the tactics employed by Head-coach Lucien Favre. It will also delve into the strengths of this Dortmund side and what improvements can be made, and there will be a tactical analysis highlighting BVB’s formation preferences.

Lucien Favre

Last season was Favre’s first year in charge at Dortmund, but the Swiss manager is no stranger to the German league. He had successful spells at Hertha BSC and Borussia Mönchengladbach, before moving to France to take over the reins at Nice.

Favre favours patient build-up play, and Borussia Dortmund’s uncanny knack of scoring late goals is down to this disciplined approach, rather than any perceived luck.

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