MATCH PREVIEW: BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS FC BARCELONA; Team news, Head to Head, Match predictions
Borussia Dortmund kick off their 2019/2020 champions league campaign as they host Spanish champions FC Barcelona at Signa Iduna park on Tuesday night. Both teams will be looking to kick off with all 3 points in this clash that promises the best of free flowing attacking football.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS FC BARCELONA TEAM NEWS
BVB head into this clash on the back of a emphatic 4-0 thumping of Bayer Leverkusen in their weekend Bundesliga fixture on Saturday afternoon. The men in Black and yellow produced an impressive attacking display and ran out comfortable winners courtesy of goals from Paco Alcacer, Rafael Guerriero and a Marco Reus brace.
However, the visit of Spanish champions Barcelona presents another level of challenge for Die Borussen and Lucie Favre’s men will need to hit the ground running to boost their chances of making it out of this group which also consists of a rejuvenated Inter Milan team as well as Czech champions Slavia Prague.
BVB topped their group in last season champions league campaign brushing aside Spanish side Atleti in the process and they will be looking to consolidate on that as they welcome Barcelona. However the men in Black and yellow have won just two of their last eight home matches in the Champions league.
Lucie Favre’s men have the full compliment of their squad available to them from the weekend as they have no new injury concerns.
Spanish champions FC Barcelona begin their 2019/2020 champions league campaign with a trip to last season’s Bundesliga runner’s up Borussia Dortmund. The Blaugrana come into this game on the back of an empathic 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday night
Ernesto Valverde’s men will be looking to hit the ground running and begin to make amends for a disappointing end to last season’s campaign. The Spanish giants were ousted by eventual winners Liverpool after letting a healthy 3-goal first leg lead slip.
The Spanish champions haven’t enjoyed a perfect start to season as they have dropped points to Bilbao and Osasuna in the league but will take confidence in the fact that they’ve won their 4 of their last 5 champions league games and have lost just one in twelve games in this competition.
Team news indicates Barca are still are likely to be without Club captain and Talisman Lionel Messi as his recovery from injury continues while Luiz Suarez and Antione Griezmann are expected to lead the line.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS FC BARCELONA HEAD TO HEAD
- Both teams have only met twice in European football history with after Barca came out victorious in the 1998 European super cup with a 3-1 aggregate win.
- BVB have just 2 wins in their last 8 champions league games at home
- Barca have won 4 of their last 5 champions league games
BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS FC BARCELONA MATCH PREDICTIONS
- Over 2.5 match goals
- Both teams to score
- At least a goal scored in both halves
- Paco Alcacer/Luiz Suarez anytime goal scorer
- 16-30 mins corner in time interval
- Over 1.5 first half additional time