Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League, Europe
Date: Tuesday, 5th February 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany
Struggling to regain their previous form, Borussia Dortmund set for another difficult test in Champions League. Lucien Favre’s men have to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg against Tottenham Hotspur.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves up for an a potentially exciting Champions League second leg clash. Let’s take a closer look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Burki(g)Hakimi, Zagadou, Akanji, Diallo(def);Delaney, Witsel(mid);Sancho, Reus, Guerreiro(att mid);Goetze(att)
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g)Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld(def);Aurier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Vertonghen, Eriksen(mid);Son, Kane(att)
Before heading into the midweek UCL battle, both teams have already been playing several matches. Let’s check out the kind of results that they have been getting recently to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWWLW
Favre’s team have been in a disappointing form since early February as in their last five matches they only managed to get one win. Dortmund’s last league match also ended in a disappointing 2-1 defeat against struggling Augsburg.
Der BVB must work hard if they are to turn their three goals deficit against Tottenham on Tuesday. The Bundesliga outfit certainly hope that they can regain their previous form starting from this midweek.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWLLD
Tottenham themselves haven’t been experiencing a good run of results either especially their last three fixtures. Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered two defeats and one draw during those three games strecht.
Losing against Burnley and Chelsea, Spurs only managed to snatch a point against Gunners this weekend. The Lilywhites will be hoping to restart another positive run by beating Dortmund once again.
Dortmund still have some absentees for this midweek as Christian Pulisic, Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer won’t be available. Those absentees means there won’t be much rotation that Favre will be making.
Mario Goetze could start as center forward again with Paco Alcacer coming on in the second half. Marco Reus along with Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro will continue to the supporting cast behind the striker.
Pochettino almost have a fully healthy squad though there’s still some questionable conditions regarding some players. Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Eric Dier are remain in doubt to take any part for this midweek encounter.
Harry Kane should still start on Tuesday as Spurs are working to get the striker get back at his best. Cristian Eriksen remain as key player in Tottenham’s midfield in stringing everything together.
Head to Head Records:
The recent five meetings between both teams have now been edged by Tottenham as they won three and lose two games.
The latest matchup between both sides with Dortmund as host happened on September 14, 2017 and was won by Pochettino’s side 2-1.
Both teams haven’t been getting a good results recently, so a win will be important for both. Dortmund need to end their recent bad run of results as it could affect their confidence further.
Despite already taking a commancing 3-0 lead in the first leg, Spurs will still push for victory on Tuesday. This battle of two out of form top teams can trigger an exciting contest.
Final Score: 2-1