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Prediction: Newcastle United vs Borussia Dortmund

Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund will lock horns with each other in the UEFA Champions League this week. The Group F match between the Premier League club and the Bundesliga outfit will be held at St. James’ Park and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Wednesday.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United are a club going places. The Magpies finished in the top four of the Premier League table last season and are playing in the UEFA Champions League at the moment. Eddie Howe’s side are doing well in Europe as well.

The Premier League club have been pitted against Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund in Group F. While most would say that Newcastle would finish at the bottom of the group, they could actually end up winning it.

Newcastle are at the top of Group F at the moment with four points from two matches. Eddie Howe’s side kicked off their UEFA Champions League campaign with a goalless draw with AC Milan away from home at San Siro in September and then hammered Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 at St. James’ Park in October.

Team News:

Newcastle United are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Nick Pope will be in goal and will have Kieran Trippier, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar and Dan Burn in front of him. Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton will be the three midfielders and will have Miguel Almiron, Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon in front of them in a three-man attack.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund are one of the biggest clubs in Germany and regularly challenge for the Bundesliga title. Dortmund are also regulars in the UEFA Champions League, and have players who are more experienced and better versed in European football.

Dortmund, though, are not having the best of times in the UEFA Champions League at the moment. They have picked up one point from two matches in Group F and are at the bottom.

Edin Terzic’s side are fourth in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 20 points from eight matches. Dortmund are just two points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen. 

Team News:

Borussia Dortmund are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kobel will be in goal. Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck and Bensebaini will be the four defenders. Can and Ozcan will be the two holding midfielders and will have Brandt, Reus and Malen in attacking midfield. Fullkrug will lead the line for the Bundesliga club.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Newcastle United have scored 24 goals in 9 Premier League matches.
  • Alexander Isak has scored 7 goals in 11 competitive matches for Newcastle United.
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored 17 goals in 8 Bundesliga games.
  • Julian Brandt, Marco Reus and Donyell Malen all have scored 3 goals in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.
  • Newcastle United have conceded one goal in 2 UEFA Champions League games.

Conclusion

Newcastle United are doing very well at the moment and are full of confidence. While Borussia Dortmund themselves are a good team, playing at home will give Newcastle a big advantage. It is hard to see Eddie Howe’s side lose the match. The Premier League club are likely to end up with all three points in the match.

Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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