Dortmund vs Barcelona: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:23 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 11:23 AM UTC

High-scoring affair expect in Dortmund

<div><h2>Dortmund vs Barcelona</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>Tuesday, September 17, at Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)</strong></a></p><p>This match is probably the most expected clash on Tuesday. Dortmund and Barcelona will fight to kick-off their Champions League campaign with a win. The pair were drawn in group F together with Inter Milan and Slavia Prague. Dortmund registered their 1st defeat of the season 2 round ago in their domestic league shockingly losing 3-1 away at the newly promoted side Union Berlin but they immediately bounced back destroying Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 last weekend on their turf. Captain Marco Reus scored 2 goals while their star striker Paco Alcacer and defender Raphael Guerreiro netted 1 goal each. Dortmund were very lucky to keep a clean sheet against Leverkusen who dominated the match having 66% possession recording 12 shots on goal but failing to contribute on the scoreboard. On the other side, Barcelona without Messi trashed Valencia beating them 5-2 in front of their fans with the 16-year-old Anssumane Fati scoring his 2nd consecutive goal for the Spanish giants.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Unfortunately, Barcelona will be without Messi who’s yet to play this season due to a calf problem and coach Ernesto Valverde decided not to risk using him against Dortmund, but he will probably travel with his teammates in Germany. This is big problem for Barcelona as they are not looking anywhere near the same team without him. The good news for Barcelona is the return of Luis Suarez who came off the bench and scored twice last weekend against Valencia. He is fully fit, and we expect him to feature in the starting XI. On the other side the only questionable player is Nico Schulz who still injured and might miss the UCL group stage opener. Axel Witsel and Manuel Akanji were used in the 4-0 win against Leverkusen meaning that they will make the starting XI. Dortmund are 2nd favourites to win their group after Barcelona and they’ve started the new season in fashion with their attacking line (Jadon Sancho and Paco Alcacer) being on fire in their domestic league.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>With Messi missing, the German giants are looking to pull off the upset and beat Barcelona on Tuesday. They are priced at 3.05 with Unibet while Barcelona are priced at 2.3 with Betfair to win this clash. It’s very tough to predict the winner of this match that’s why we will focus on the goals-market as we expect many goals in this match. As we said before, Dortmund kept the 1st clean sheet of the season last round against Leverkusen but they were extremely lucky not to concede. Despite being without Messi, Barcelona netted 12 goals in their previous 3 La Liga matches. Luis Suarez is back, Antoine Griezmann is a world-class player and the young guns Carles Perez and Anssumane Fati can always deliver if used. We expect an exciting match and a superb atmosphere in the stadium.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at1.72 with Bet365.</strong></em></a></p></div>
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