Borussia Dortmund hosts Barcelona in the big derby of the Champions League
Borussia Dortmund hosts Barcelona at the Signal Iduna Park in the big derby of the Champions League matches in Tuesday. This is a game from Group F of the competition. Let’s examine it in our Champions League predictions today.
It’s always a great thing when two offensive-minded teams like Dortmund and Barca face each other. The other two teams in this group are Inter and Slavia Praha, which means that there are three big clubs who will fight for the first two spots in the group. Every point is going to be crucial, so we expect to see Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona fighting for the win here.
Borussia Dortmund kicked off their Bundesliga campaign with three wins and one loss from the first four rounds. Lucien Favre’s team suffered a very surprising loss during the visit to the newcomer Union Berlin, but in the other three games Dortmund were pretty good.
In their last match Borussia Dortmund hosted Bayer Leverkusen and enjoyed a terrific 4-0 win. Barcelona’s former striker Paco Alcacer opened the score, while Marco Reus scored a brace. Raphael Guerreiro also added one more for the hosts’ win.
Barcelona are entering this game in a high mood for two main reasons. The first one is the 5-2 win over Valencia in La Liga two days ago, while the other one is the fact that Lionel Messi is training again with the squad.
Barca made a pretty good spectacle against Valencia at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Even without Messi, Los Cules showed some great football against Los Che.
The young star Ansu Fati scored the first goal and asissted to Frenkie de Jong for the second, while Luis Suarez returned from injury with two goals for the hosts. Gerard Pique also scored once for Barca.
We are absolutely sure that Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona will offer us a great spectacle on Tuesday. In our Champions League predictions we think that both teams will score at the Signal Iduna Park.