2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona kick off? Tuesday 17th September, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona being played? Signal-Iduna-Park

What are the expected weather conditions for Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona? Cloud, 12c

What TV channel is Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona?

Borussia Dortmund – https://www.eventimsports.de/ols/bvb/de/champions-league/channel/shop/index

Barcelona – https://www.fcbarcelona.com/tickets/football/football-tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Borussia Dortmund & Barcelona? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

  • Dortmund picked up a morale-boosting 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and produced a fantastic performance in the win.
  • Witsel, Hazard and Akanji all came back from the international break with knocks but featured at the weekend and are back to full fitness.
  • Following the resounding win on Saturday, Lucien Favre may be tempted to name the same eleven though he does have plenty of options.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Burki; Hakimi, Hummels, Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro; Witsel, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Brandt; Paco Alcacer

Unavailable: Morey (Injured), Unbehaun (Injured)

Doubtful: Schulz (Injured), Piszczek (Injured)

BARCELONA

  • Barcelona got back to winning ways after the international break beating Valencia following a below-par start to the Spanish league season.
  • Luis Suarez returned from injury at the weekend and came on as a second half substitute and sealed the 5-2 victory with two goals.
  • Lionel Messi did not feature in that game despite returning to training and the most likely scenario here is a place on the subs' bench

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, De Jong; Fati, Griezmann, Luis Suarez

Unavailable: Dembele (Injured), Umtiti (Injured)

Doubtful: Neto (Injured), Messi (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Dortmund fell short last season in the Champions League as they were beaten in the round of 16 by Tottenham, but they were outstanding in the group stage and especially at home. They will be tough for this Barcelona side who are not firing on all cylinders right now and they could spring an upset.

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