PSG vs Dortmund Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 UEFA Champions League | Group Stage
When is PSG vs Dortmund on and what time does it start? PSG vs Dortmund will take place on Tuesday 19th September, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for PSG vs Dortmund? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is PSG vs Dortmund on in the UK? PSG vs Dortmund will be televised live on TNT Sports in the UK
Where can I stream PSG vs Dortmund in the UK? PSG vs Dortmund can be streamed live on the discovery+
The French champions begin another campaign searching for that elusive Champions League title and it is very much a new-look side this time around with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar having departed, but they have at least managed to keep hold of jewel in the crown Kylian Mbappe.
Luis Enrique has not enjoyed an ideal start to his tenure having overseen just two wins in PSG's first five Ligue 1 fixtures, and there will be pressure on him to make a positive start to their European campaign.
By contrast, Dortmund have scored 13 goals in their five competitive games this season and are yet to taste defeat. In fact, they are unbeaten in their last 13 games in all competitions - a run stretching back to last season.
The Bundesliga side have managed to reach the knockout rounds in four the past five seasons and they will be expecting to progress this time around. However in a group also containing AC Milan and Newcastle, that is certainly no guarantee.
THE TEAM NEWS
Marquinhos and Manuel Ugarte did not feature in Friday's Ligue 1 fixture so that they could rest following their international duty exertions in South America, but both are likely to return to defence and midfield respectively. Fabian Ruiz, meanwhile, is a doubt with a thigh injury.
Marco Asensio, who has made a bright start to his PSG career, is absent due to a foot complain, while Luis Enrique has a key decision to make up front with with both Kolo Muani and Goncalo Ramos competing for the central striker slot.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Škriniar, Hernández; Ugarte, Vitinha, Zaïre-Emery; Dembélé, Goncalo Ramos, Mbappé
UNAVAILABLE: Kimpembe (Injured), Nuno Mendes (Injured), Asensio (Injured), Mukiele (Injured), Kang-in Lee (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Ruiz (Injured)
Gregor Kobel and Julian Ryerson came through the weekend's Bundesliga fixture unscathed and are available for selection here, while Niclas Fullkrug has also recovered from a recent injury.
Julien Duranville misses out as he is lacking match fitness at the moment.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-2-1): Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterback, Bensebaini; Sabitzer, Brandt, Can; Malen, Adeyemi; Haller
UNAVAILABLE: Duranville (Fitness)
This is a tasty Champions League fixture in the opening round and one which is certainly one for the neutrals to enjoy. With the attacking talent on show, not to mention the fact that both sides have kept just one clean sheet this season, it would be surprising if there weren't a few goals in this one. While PSG are certainly favourites on home turf, they are yet to convince this season, so opting for over 2.5 goals in the betting markets seems like the safest play here.
TIP: OVER 2.5 GOALS