For the seventh time in the last five Champions League seasons, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are facing each other and this would be the third time in group stage part of this competition. With 2 draws and 3 defeats the Los Blancos remain still winless in Germany, while the last three away games against the BVB, the Spanish giant have lost. It is the longest current losing streak of the Los Blancos in this competition (away) which suggest that this Tuesday all is set up for a great encounter at Signal-Iduna-Park.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
September 27, 2016 • 19:45 • Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
Referee: M. Clattenburg
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A big clash of two great teams which after the first round have snatched the group’s first two positions and is expected for them to remain on the same until the end of the group stage. A lot of convincing Borussia Dortmund have been since they’ve smashed Legia with 6-0, while Real Madrid struggled with Sporting Lisbon at home. The Los Blancos were losing the game, but in the injury time, Zidane’s men have managed to pull a comeback and to grab all three points.
While Real Madrid drew the last two La Liga games and thus the gap on the first place declined, Borussia Dortmund are on the run of four wins in all competitions. The last time these two teams have meet in the Champions League was back in 2014, and then in the quarterfinals Real Madrid at home won 3: 0, while Borussia Dortmund celebrated with insufficient 2:0.
After five rounds of Bundesliga, Borussia came to the position where the BVB belong, and this is right after Bayern Munich who still did not slip, while the BVB lost the game to Leipzig, and thus there’s a 3-point gap between these two teams.
Just after this defeat Tuchel’s men have raised their form and have won for four consecutive games, scoring a lot of goals in the process. Two games the BVB have won with 6-0, against Legia and against Darmstadt, while in the last round against Freiburg they’ve celebrated with “only” 3-1. A round before that Tuchel’s men have smashed Wolfsburg 5-1. All these tell us in which shape the German side is and that the Los Blancos will have a difficult time of trying to snatch their first away win in Dortmund.
After Bartra’s injury, Tuchel faces a tough job of making the last line in team, considering that from before Subotic is out and Bender is sidelined. So, we expect that Guerreiro starts from the first minute and perhaps play Rode as well.
Probable lineup of Borussia Dortmund: Burki – Piszczek, Guenter, Sokratis, Schmelzer – Weigl, Rode – Dembele, M.GÖTZE, Guerreiro – Aubameyang
Zinedine Zidane’s men are in a little crisis, because in the La Liga compeition they’ve played two consecutive draws and now have just one point more than the second placed team Barcelona.
First with Villarreal the Los Blancos have played 1:1 at home, and then on Saturday at Las Palmas a 2:2 after twice having a lead. In both matches Zidane’s men were dominated and were creating goal chances but they’ve failed to convert the same.
Still Real Madrid is losing rarely. The last defeat of the Royal club was back in Champions league quarter-finals last season exactly in Germany, against Wolfsburg. It is evident that Ronaldo and Bale did not find the right rhythm yet and that’s felt in Real Madrid‘s game. Coach Zidane has even replaced Ronaldo in the match against Las Palmas in which Marcelo and Pepe were out due to injuries.
Against the BVB, Danilo could take the left flank, meaning that Carvajal will take a place on the right. Casemiro is out, while Benzema could start instead of Morata in front. The goalkeeper Navas has recovered from an injury, and likely he could start from the first minute.
Probable lineup of Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Danilo – T.Kroos, Modrić – Bale, J.Rodriguez, Ronaldo – Benzema
Match Prediction: The home side are on a hot run, while the Los Blancos are in mini-crisis, and the Spanish side have yet to taste a feel of the win in Germany. Everything suggests that we could see a lot of goals, so the safest bet would be to play over 2,5 goals. If you plan to take a bet on this game, take a bet365 bonus code and get more advantages on the game.