Wednesday night, Barcelona hosts Borussia for a meeting at the top in this group F of the Champions League (5th day). The two teams will obviously want to win to take the 1st place in this group and get closer to the qualification.
FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund Free Betting Tips
After 4 days, Barcelona is undefeated in this group. Held in check in the first leg at Signal Iduna Park (0-0), the Catalans beat Inter (2-1) and Slavia Prague (1-2). But in the last match, they could not win in front of their supporters against Slavia (0-0) and remain within range of fire from Dortmund who is one point behind. In the league, Barcelona are leading with Real Madrid. Since their last defeat against Levante (1-3), Ernesto Valverde’s men have taken the measure of Celta Vigo before the truce (4-1) and Leganes last weekend with difficulty (1-2).
For its part, the BVB is one point behind its host of the day in this group. After a draw at home (0-0), players Lucien Favre beat Slavia Prague (0-2) before losing to Giuseppe Meazza against Inter (2-0). However, in the last game, they took their revenge against Interistes (3-2) after being led by 2 goals. In the Bundesliga, Marco Reus’ partners are only 6th. After defeating leader Gladbach (1-0), they drew a draw against Schalke 04 (0-0) and won against Wolfbsourg (3-0). On the other hand, before the truce, they were swept by Bayern (4-0) and, last weekend, they were held at home, by the Paderborn Red Lantern, after being led by 3 goals (3-3).
The staff for FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
Barcelona remains deprived of its lateral holders Jordi Alba and Semedo. In addition, central defender Piqué will be suspended after receiving too many yellow cards. On the other hand, the central defender Clément Lenglet is back. This season, Messi scored just one goal in the Champions League in the first leg against Slavia Prague. Griezmann did not score.
Borussia are still deprived of their injured international midfielder Delaney, as well as Danish offensives Larsen, who are now little used. In addition, goal scorer Paco Alcacer was not summoned by Favre. Against Inter, it is the Moroccan Hakimi who sounded the revolt of his team by registering a doubled.
The compositions for FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
The probable composition of Barcelona (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Ter Stegen – Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Firpo Junior – De Jong, Busquets, Rakitic – Messi, Suarez, Griezmann.
Absent: Semedo, Alba (injured), Pique (suspended).
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Roberto – Lenglet – Umtiti – Junior Firpo
de Jong – Busquets – Rakitic
Messi – Suarez – Griezmann
The probable composition of Dortmund (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Bürki – Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Wariro – Weigl, Witsel – Sancho, Reus, Hazard – Götze.
Absent: Delaney, Larsen (injured), Alcacer (not summoned).
The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Hakimi – Akanji – Hummels – Guerreiro
Weigl – Witsel
Sancho – Reus – Hazard
The history of confrontations FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
Curiously, the two teams have faced only once since 2008. It was in the first leg in September (0-0).
In the first leg, Barcelona maintained the point of the draw in the den of Dortmund (0-0).
Key points for the match FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
– Both teams are fighting for first place.
– Barcelona is weakened defensively.
– Both teams seem capable of the best and the worst this season.
– Both teams lose little (1 loss to Barça in their last 12 games and 1 loss to Dortmund in their last 6 games)
– There was already a draw in the first leg while Reus had a penalty late in the game.
Free Betting Tips FC Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund
Like its draw against Slavia Prague, Barcelona, which has many absent in defense, is not sovereign this season. Also, Dortmund could come to a result at Camp Nou despite his current worries.
Betting Tip: 1