Dortmund vs Barcelona prediction comes before Champions League first round matchup. This game will be played on Tuesday, September 17th, at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany. In this match preview, we bring you useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Dortmund vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Dortmund and Barcelona are in Group F of the Champions League, together with Inter and Slavia Prague. Considering how strong Inter is this season, it’s going to be a very difficult fight for the places in the knockouts. Neither Dortmund nor Barcelona have any luxury to relax. Each of these teams needs points from the very beginning in order to ensure a stay in this competition.
But, even if that wasn’t the case, the clash between these two would still be an interesting feature. Not only are both of these teams superb when it comes to manpower, but they’re also very fun to watch. Both Dortmund and Barcelona are famous for their attacking-minded styles of play.
Since the new season started in the Bundesliga and La Liga, both of these clubs have been sensational in the attacking department. And that’s not a big surprise because the same has been the case for the past couple of seasons. Last season, Borussia Dortmund scored a total of 81 goals in 34 league matches, second only to Bayern Munich. In La Liga 2018-19 season, Barcelona were, by far the highest-scoring team with 90 goals in 38 matches.
Although a goals galore is expected on Tuesday evening, we can’t draw parallels with previous duels between these two. The thing is that Dortmund and Barcelona haven’t played each other since 1998. Still, these teams have been regulars in the Champions League and have been scoring a lot. That said, it would be a major surprise if we didn’t see at least a couple of goals on Tuesday. Actually, we should see goals on both ends.
Our Dortmund vs Barcelona prediction: BTS
Dortmund vs Barcelona correct score prediction: 2:2
Dortmund Form and Latest News
Dortmund have started their Bundesliga campaign in the fifth gear, with a 5:1 win over Augsburg in the first round. They then had a couple of problems, e.g. losing to Union Berlin, but there’s no doubt this team is super-strong in all departments. Another thing going in their favor ahead of this game is that they’re playing at home, where they’re famously incredibly tough to beat.
Barcelona Form and Latest News
Although they haven’t been as brilliant since the start of the season as expected, they are still the number 1 favorite for winning La Liga. They’re also among the main favorites for winning the Champions League. There is a problem, however, ahead of their trip to Germany – Lionel Messi is still not yet 100% fit. The absence of their best player is the main reason why Barca haven’t been too impressive. Still, even without him, they have plenty of talent in the squad.
Dortmund vs Barcelona lineups
Dortmund predicted lineup: Burki – Hummels, Zagadou, Piszczek, Hakimi – Dahoud, Weigl, Reus, Sancho, Brandt – Alcacer
Barcelona predicted lineup: ter Stegen – Pique, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba – Vidal, Busquets, de Jong – Roberto, Griezmann, Suarez
Other Dortmund vs Barcelona betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.56
First half over 1.5 goals @2.30