Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions 
UEFA Champions League, Spain
Date: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Kick off at 19:45 [UTC/Spain]
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions, Team News, Lineups: Will Real Madrid be able to snatch a big win in their upcoming game to secure the first position at the end of the group stage?

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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund – Possible Lineups

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are expected starting lineups from both sides:

Real Madrid:

Formation: 4-3-3

Real Madrid expected starting-lineup
Real Madrid expected starting-lineup

Borussia Dortmund:

Formation: 3-4-3

Borussia Dortmund expected starting-lineup
Borussia Dortmund expected starting-lineup

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund – Recent Performance:

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions: Here is how these teams have been performing recently in UEFA champions league group stage matches:

Real Madrid:

Their form in UEFA so far is pretty decent. Out of total five games played, they have lost only one, won three and rest one was a draw. In their most recent away game against APOEL Nicosia, they Real Madrid’s registered a maiden 0-6 victory. Before that, they clashed against spurs in an away game and lost 3-1. Moreover, their home game against Tottenham Hotspur was a struggling 1-1 draw. They opened the group stage with two consecutive wins. The first against APOEL Nicosia with 3-0 at home and later against Borussia Dortmund in an away game with 1-3.

Borussia Dortmund:

Their Performance was worst during the ongoing group stage of UEFA champions league. In total five games played, they haven’t won any, lost three and two were draws. Their recent clash was a home game against Spurs, that resulted in a 1-2 defeat. Their home and away game against APOEL Nicosia were consecutive 1-1 and 0-0 draws. In a home game with Real Madrid, they faced a 1-3 defeat which was completely dominated by their opponents. Tottenham Hotspur also beat Borussia Dortmund with a dominating 3-1 victory.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund – Team News, Tactical Analysis

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Preview, Predictions: Let us see how this game will affect the standings of both teams in the league and also have a look at some injury and suspension news:

Real Madrid:

There are a number of casualties for Real Madrid to deal with ahead of their last game in UEFA league group stage. Due to suspension, RB Dani Carvajal will remain out of this game. Winger Marco Asensio has sustained an injury and will remain out of the field for some time. We are expecting a heavy rotation to take place.

Real Madrid is currently in the second position in their group and already qualified for super-16 playoffs. Looking at the poor their opponents, they will definitely want to snatch a big win for boosting up their confidence ahead of playoffs. Even if the match turns in a defeat or draw, they will still enter playoffs.

Borussia Dortmund:

Manager of Dortmund will have to deal with a significant number of injuries. Winger Max Philipp, MF Gonzalo Castro, RB Erik Durm, Lukasz Piszczek, wingers Macro Reus, Jacob Laursen, CMF Sebastian Rode and Mario Gotze will remain out of the field due to sustained injuries. Moreover, Jeremy Toljan will also miss this game due to suspension.

Borussia Dortmund had a pretty bad run during the group stage of UEFA. They are already out of the league. However, by winning this game, they will definitely want to qualify for the Europa League. If they lose this game, their Europa League qualification will depend on Tottenham and APOEL’s final group stage game.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund – Head to Head Stats

  • As far as Europen competition is concerned, these teams have clashed 12 times before, in which, Real Madrid won five games, Dortmund won three, where rest four were draws
  • In their recent five encounters, Real Madrid have won two, Borussia Dortmund won one, and rest two were draws

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund – Predictions

This is definitely going to be a tight fight, which can go either way. Dortmund has surprised many times before and it can happen again. For securing their spot in Europa, they will definitely put everything they have at their disposal. On the other Real Madrid is certainly not an easy team to deal with.

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