On Wednesday, in the UEFA Champions League tie, Borussia Dortmund will be hosting the elite Premier League club, Chelsea. Both the clubs carry a good experience of playing opposite each other. However, it should be noted that Dortmund have done wonders in the Bundesliga this season but Chelsea are struggling to make an impact in the ongoing season.
Borussia Dortmund are currently third in the German league with just three points behind the league leaders Bayern Munich. BVB will be confident enough to face Chelsea in the Champions League fixture & online bookies have odds in favor of them for this tie.
Chelsea are going through a major dip in their overall performance and it looks like in no way they are coming back to the Champions League tournament next season until there is some kind of a miracle.
Both the teams have strong lineups of players and our experts believe that the game will end up as a draw by 1-1.
The betting tip is...
Both teams to score.
The exit of Earling Haaland has not affected the overall performance of BVB. Dortmund are on a six-match winning streak in Bundesliga and they are currently sitting in the third spot in the point table. BVB finished second in the group stage of the Champions League with 9 points, two wins and three draws. They somehow made it to the next round but now Edin Terzić will try hard to make it to the next round.
BVB have no major injuries in the camp and they will have the best possible starting XI on Wednesday.
Predicted Lineup: Kobel, Wolf, Sule, Hummels, Guerreiro, Can, Bellingham, Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen, Moukoko
Problems for Chelsea are not coming to an end as they are facing a massive dip in their overall performance. With two consecutive draws in the Premier League, Chelsea are struggling to improve their position in the points table. However, the Blues finished at the top in the group stage in the Champions League with 13 points that included four wins.
Jorginho has left for Arsenal and he is expected to be replaced by a new face in the Chelsea camp.
Predicted Lineup: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Gallagher, Enzo, Mount, Sterling, Havertz, Mudryk
We are in for an absolute thriller on Wednesday and we predict that the fixture will end up in a draw by 1-1. Chelsea have number of stars in their team but they haven't been gelling yet. Meanwhile, Dortmund have a settled squad and will give Chelsea run for the money. However, we think in the end - the Blues will get a draw.