Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund – UEFA Champions League – Preview

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Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund

Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund –  Benfica hosts Borussia Dortmund at Estadio da Luz on 14th February, Tuesday in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Benfica won two, lost two and drew two of their six matches during the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, finishing second behind Napoli in Group B. Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, topped Group F finishing ahead of Real Madrid with fourteen points.

Benfica will be the favorites for this match considering their home form and Borussia Dortmund’s recent stumble against Darmstadt in a Bundesliga fixture.

Team News

Alejandro Grimaldo and Andre Horta are sidelined through injuries while Andrija Zivkovic is suspended. Borussia Dortmund will be without the injured Mario Gotze, Sven Bender, Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Rode.

Benfica Possible Starting Lineup: Ederson Moraes, Nelsinho, Luisao, Victor Lindelof, Andre Almeida, Eduardo Salbio, Lubio Fejsa, Pizzi, Franco Cervi, Kostas Mitroglou, Jonas.

Borussia Dortmund Possible Starting Lineup: Roman Burki, Matthias Ginter, Sokratis, Marc Bartra, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Weigl, Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele, Gonzalo Castro, Marco Reus, Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang.

“To face Benfica is a great task and a great challenge for us to play in this stadium. It’s an offensive team with fast combinations. When it develops its attack becomes very dangerous, with many variations. Moreover, it defends very compactly. It is a very complete opponent, so we are looking forward to the game with great expectations.”

– Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund  H2H Stats, these two clubs have never met before in a competitive match. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in seven of Borussia Dortmund’s last eight games in the UEFA Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund are undefeated in their last 6 matches in the UEFA Champions League. It should be a closely contested affair with a 2-2 draw being the most likely outcome.

SINGAPORE Xas Nonetheless, a small bet for leisure on Away.

$25, 1x2 Dortmund.
$10, Team to Score 1st Goal Dortmund.

$10, Total Goals 2.
$05, Pick the score 1-1.
$05, Draw.

Good Luck!

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