UEFA Champions League action returns to our screens this midweek with group games scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evening across the continent. The area’s biggest names are in action as they continue to juggle their Champions League commitments with the thirst for success in some of the world’s best-followed and loved leagues, including the German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, and the English Premier League. It’s a treat for armchair fans and those lucky enough to bag a ticket to the big games.
The most challenging aspect of the evening may be deciding which of the games to watch on TV, as there are a few that leap off the page at us and demand attention. Our team of professional football content writers has selected the biggest and best games to preview, and on this page, we put Borussia Dortmund vs PSG under the spotlight. Will the Germans make home advantage count, or will the French champions prevail, taking three points back to Paris? Keep reading for our thoughts and predictions.
Dortmund leads the way
Every Champions League group campaign has at least one group of death where the pool includes three or more teams thought to be good enough to finish in pole position. This season, Group F is the closest we have to a group of death with the pool, including Borussia Dortmund, PSG, Newcastle, and AC Milan. With four big-name teams in the running, it was always going to be a competitive six rounds, and the results didn’t disappoint. Ahead of the final round of fixtures, Dortmund leads the way, three points above PSG, who are two better than Newcastle and AC Milan. There’s still all to play for here.
Borussia Dortmund is preparing for the final game of the group season, with their stats for the campaign showing three wins, one draw, and a defeat, scoring six goals and conceding three. The ten points collected mean the Bundesliga outfit has it all to lose, and if they take just a point from this game, it will be enough to see them progress as winners of the division, with PSG following closely behind. A level finish would suit both clubs nicely, and the danger is they may play for a draw.
PSG has one last roll
When the Champions League draw was made for the group stages, and French Ligue 1 side PSG was added to a pool with Dortmund, Newcastle, and AC Milan, most respected pundits had it a pick-em contest between the French and the Italians to progress to the next round as pool champions. Things didn’t go according to plan, and AC Milan could finish at the bottom of the pecking order, which would see them dumped out of all European competitions before Christmas, and that would be a huge shock. PSG hasn’t led from the front either, but they still could if they get things right in Germany on Wednesday.
The Ligue 1 rulers arrive in town placed second in the pool, with their season stats reading two wins, one draw, and a pair of defeats with eight goals scored and seven conceded. You’d expect PSG to score plenty, given the wealth of talent in their attack, but much better was expected of them defensively. If the French champions are also to win the Champions League, they must quickly learn from their mistakes and tighten up at the back. Things move fast in the knockout rounds, and a leaky defence will always be punished.
Dortmund vs PSG prediction
What can we expect in Germany? Borussia Dortmund enters this game on top of the pool, and they are there on merit, having out-performed the other big-name teams in their bracket. It would be a bitter pill to swallow if Borussia Dortmund were to throw it away from here, but they are already in the next round, so there will be a party atmosphere inside the stadium. Qualification wasn’t guaranteed, but Dortmund has impressed us the most.
PSG fans expected their team to have already secured their progression to the next round but find their club needing three points on the road to secure the top spot, and they must score a few goals, too. The Parisians are winless in their previous two starts, taking one point from the six available. Wednesday is a must-win game, and that will bring the best out of the French side and their biggest names. If PSG and their star-studded attack is anywhere near their best, they should have enough quality to grab a vital away win.
Champions League odds
The pre-match betting odds on Borussia Dortmund and PSG are available to all 22Bet members, and you can grab your share today. Do you fancy a home win or the visitors to stage a smash and grab on the points? Borussia Dortmund is priced at 3.8 to win the points, or you can back PSG at odds of 1.864 with 22Bet. The draw is 3.92.
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