Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Barcelona - 9/17/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Barcelona
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Westfalenstadion)
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Borussia Dortmund is set to host FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
FC Barcelona have had a slow start to the season which is hugely due to injuries to Luis Suarez and Leo Messi. That being said, things have improved for Barcelona and the team enters this match having beaten Valencia 5-2 in their last game. Ansu Fati has been a revelation for the team as he has provided creativity and goals for the team. Fati scored the opening goal for FC Barcelona during the win against Valencia. Furthermore, Suarez has made a return from injury and the striker showed his class by scoring two goals in the last game. Messi is unlikely to play in this match due to his injury but with the likes of Fati, Suarez, and Griezmann playing well, the team should be in good shape.
On the other side of the coin, Borussia Dortmund have been fantastic this season as they currently have a record of 3-0-1 and are second on the ladder in their domestic league. In their last outing, Borussia Dortmund defeated Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 at home. It was an impressive display by Dortmund as they played exceptionally well on the counter-attack. Marco Reus was the star performer for Borussia Dortmund as he scored twice during the win. The style of football that Dortmund have been playing this season will give them a chance in this match but this is still expected to be a very tough match.
Borussia Dortmund and FC Barcelona have not played each other in recent times.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Borussia Dortmund to win this match. FC Barcelona have not been at their best this season and I see them being heavily challenged by a well organized Borussia Dortmund team. The home ground advantage is massive in the Champions League and I see Borussia Dortmund having enough to get the 3 points at home.