Champions League is here with us again. The first round of the most prestigious tournament in the world offers us plenty of intriguing games. Allfootballpredictions team chose to present you the derby between Dortmund and Barcelona.
Borussia Dortmund squad news
Dortmund seems more competitive to Bayern than ever in their attempts to lift the first trophy after the Klopp-era. The presence of Matts Hummels in the defensive line combined with the endless energy of Axel Witsel in the midfield and the new, re-born Marco Reus, all are a guarantee that the team’s goals for the campaign are higher compared to the previous season. Of course, we should not forget to mention the new start of English football – Jadon Sancho. Semedo will face serious problem on the flang. Paco Alcacer, on one hand, will do utmost do prove that Barca made a mistake by selling him on a constant move.
Barcelona team preview for the derby
A very weird season for Barcelona so far. They started terribly LaLiga by recording a last-minute loss against Bilbao. That combined with the injuries of Suarez, Dembele, Messi and the failed long-waited transfer of Neymar could easily make most of us believe that Barcelona will reach the ground. What is happening now is quite the opposite? Barca proved that they really do not need Neymar services at any cost. Some new La Masia faces appeared and improved the overall performance of the team – Ansu Fati and Carlos Perez. The former Ajax star Frenkie de Jons has made some astonishing displays in the last matches and demonstrated why he is a preferable starter, and why Rakitiv and Vidal are bench-warners for now. A Last-minute new – Messi has been included in the group for the match!
Today our free football prediction
Considering the attacking mentality of both teams and the unconvincing play in defense, predicting goals would be an easy task. Both Lucien Favre and Ernesto Valverde rely on the “score more than the opponent” approach in football.
Champions League / 20:00 GMT +0 / Both teams to score – yes at 1.44