TOT vs DOR Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Borussia Dortmund will need nothing short of a miracle when they host Tottenham Hotspur in the round-of-16 Champions League 2nd leg match at Westfalenstadion, in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on Tuesday night (IST).
What competition it is? Champions League, round-of-16, Leg 2 of 2
Teams: Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur
Kick Off: Wednesday 06 March
Match Timing: 01:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Westfalenstadion (81,360)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream UEFA Champions League matches in India.
After producing an attacking brand of football en route to topping the group ahead of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund crumbled in the first leg as Tottenham Hotspur thumped them 3-0 at Wembley a fortnight ago. The German side will need a miracle now to have any chance of progressing from this round.
The Black-Yellow have suffered a dip in the form which indicates that the task could be insurmountable. But that run-in coincided with the absence of captain Marco Reus and defenders Marcel Schmelzer and Lukasz Piszczek.
Reus is back though and was given an hour or so at the weekend against Augsburg. He is expected to start alongside Jadon Sancho and will be a threat. But the defense will depend on the makeshift backline with Dan-Axel Zagadou and Manuel Akanji likely to partner at the back.
Dortmund are definitely going through a difficult time. They have lost the grip over the league table after winning just once in the last five games in Bundesliga, while Bayern Munich kept on winning. As things stand, only a better goal difference separates Lucien Favre’s men from the reigning German champions.
Tottenham Hotspur will feel more confident going into the 2nd leg after the return of Harry Kane to the fold. The 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner missed the first due to an injury but will be lining up here as Spurs aim to equal their best-ever finish in Europe’s premier club competition.
Over in the Premier Legaue, Tottenham’s title chances are starting to fade after Kane and Co. collected just one point in the last three games. They are nine points behind new leaders Manchester City on the table.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Borussia Dortmund – L D L D W L
Tottenham Hotspur – W W W L L D
TOT vs DOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Hotspur Team News:
Injured – The issues at the back remains as both Marcel Schmelzer or Lukasz Piszczek are still out injured.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic is recovering from a hamstring injury and will be evaluated before the match.
Note: Lucien Favre has some decisions to make in this match. Both Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho started on the opposite flanks in the first leg with Mario Gotze playing as a striker. But Pulisic is a doubt, while Marco Reus is fit. Considering Dortmund need to score at least 3 goals, Paco Alcacer could start, so Gotze may move a little behind and could play as a playmaker.
Key Players – Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho
Injured – The injury list is easing on Mauricio Pochettino as only Dele Alli is out of this match due to an injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Eric Dier and Harry Winks are both carrying knocks and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Pochettino is expected to stick with his trusted 3-men backline.
Key Players – Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen
TOT vs DOR Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Borussia Dortmund– Bürki (GK), Hakimi, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo, Witsel, Delaney, Sancho, Reus, Guerreiro, Götze
Tottenham Hotspur– Lloris (GK), Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier, Sissoko, Winks, Vertonghen, Eriksen, Son, Kane
TOT vs DOR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Borussia Dortmund know they must improve their standards if they are to have any chance to win this tie. But they can take heart from a 4-0 mauling of Atletico Madrid, and only need to replicate that free-flowing attacking brand of football.
But that’s easier said than done as Spurs are one of the best counter-attacking teams in the world.
Our prediction is – a win for Dortmund but we back Spurs to advance on the aggregate.
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