Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge clash in round 4 of the UEFA Champions League Group F. This event is extremely important for both sides, as they are bidding for the top two places in this assembly. A lot is at stake, so these two sides have no room for any calculations. Borussia needs all three points to stay at the top, while on the other side, the Belgian champs are in a must-win situation, due to a one-point gap between Lazio and them.
Borussia Dortmund (-330) successfully recovered from a defeat suffered against Bayern Munich in the last match before the international break. The Millionaires beat Hertha in Berlin, 2-5, erasing a 1-0 deficit at halftime.
This was the sixth event in a row in which Lucien Favre’s side scored two or more goals, and fifth over the past seven matches with over 2.5 goals.
Borussia had been playing solid lately, posting seven victories and three losses in previous then games, with the defeats coming against Bayern Munich twice, and Lazio. Overall, it has been a solid ride for the Millionaires up to this point, but we’ll see how they handle the pressure from this point forward.
Brugge (+900) was in a very nasty position before the international break, but they apparently consolidated slightly in the past two events. A win against Oostende on the road, and after that vs. Kortrijk at home, boosted the morale of the Belgian champs.
A big thing for them was a win against Zenit in the first round of the UCL, and that put them in the position to chase the second spot, and have excellent chances of at least securing the Europa League knockout stage.
Past four road games, Club Brugge played saw both sides to score, with three latest going above 2.5 goals.
Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, and Thomas Delaney won’t play this match due to respective injuries. Even though some sources suggest that the latter one will be a game-time decision, that is not true according to our information.
Eduart Sobol has a COVID-19 infection, Federico Ricca is out for some time, and Matej Mitrovic injured his foot, which will remove him from the pitch until February.
Head to Head Games
These teams have played seven competitive games since 1987. Borussia has four wins, Brugge two, and one contest ended in a draw.
The latest one, from three weeks ago, saw Borussia dominating the hosts in Belgium and walking away with a 0-3 victory. Everything was over in a bit more than half an hour, with Thorghan Hazard opening the show, and Erling Haaland netting twice afterward.
Borussia is playing well at home, especially against teams who aren’t in their class. Right now, Club Brugge is far beneath the Millionaires when it comes to quality, and the hosts’ easy victory shouldn’t be questioned. Borussia to win the match with an Asian handicap, -1.5 goals is priced at -105, which is not just profitable but pretty realistic. Therefore, it is our final recommendation for this match.
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