Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund 11/26/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Borrussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
Wednesday 26th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 7/5 Draw 5/2 Borussia Dortmund 9/5 See the Latest Odds
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As Arsenal prepare to host Borussia Dortmund on wednesday night this could be a make or break game for the gunners season. Arsene Wenger's side dominated possession last weekend against Manchester United but managed to lose the game , something that has happened a couple of times this season already. Manchester United's more clinical finishing and ability on the counter attack were evident from early on and Arsenal struggled to contain the brilliant angel di Maria, they face a similar test on Wednesday when they come up against Marco Reus. In the first game between the sides Dortmund completely dominated Arsenal and won the game by two goals in comfortable fashion. With Danny Wellbeck and the fit again Olivier Giroud though there is a chance that Arsene Wenger could put out a 4-4-2 formation that would be formidable with Oxlade Chamberlain, Cazorla, Wilshire and Ramsey in the midfield. The question is can they get the win at the Emirates that their fans are craving?
Jurgen Klopp made some strange statements last week which appeared to be a plea for someone from the English Premier League to come get him at the end of this year. Borussia Dortmund have had a horrible year domestically and sit in seventeenth in the league table but have managed to win all four Champions league games. The return of Marco Reus has improved performances and I expect Dortmund to shoot up the table over the coming months. With players of the calibre of Kagawa, Immobile and Aubeymeyang to go with Reus there is talent there and in the first game against Arsenal the German side made Arsenal look very poor.
I am really looking forward to this one. Both teams like to play attractive football with the ball on the ground and I really think we should see a good few goals tonight. I am taking both teams to score here and I am going to have a small one on 2-2 draw.