BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS BARCELONA PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
UEFA Champions League | Signal Iduna Park 17 Sept 2019 20:00
One of the picks of Matchday I of the UEFA Champions League comes at Signal Iduna Park in Group F as Borussia Dortmund host Barcelona.
Borussia Dortmund come into the match having defeated Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday. It was an important win as they lost prior to the international break at newly promoted Union Berlin. Dortmund have won only one of their last five matches in the Champions League which came at Monaco in the group stages last season.
At home, Borussia Dortmund have won two of their last eight games, with both wins also coming in the group stage last season. Borussia Dortmund are expected to be without Nico Schulz and Marwin Hitz who have a foot and stomach injury respectively. Lukasz Piszczek and Mateu Morey are doubtful.
Barcelona travel to Germany having made light work of Valencia at the Camp Nou on the weekend. In the Champions League, trends show Barcelona have won four of their last five games and lost only one of their last twelve. However, the defeat was the heavy 4-0 loss at Liverpool in the semi-final last season but that is their only defeat in their last five on the road.
Barcelona make the trip without the injured trio of Neto, Ousmane Dembélé and Samuel Umtiti. However, there Lionel Messi is available for selection. This could be a very attacking game of football, with both teams intent on scoring goals. The potential return of Messi would make a lot of difference but with Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann up-front,
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
ACCUMULATOR TIPS : GOAL IN BOTH HALVES , BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE