Borussia Dortmund vs Besiktas
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Dortmund look for a consolation win when they welcome Besiktas for the final group game of the 2021/22 Champions League.
The 3-1 defeat to Sporting on matchday 5 confirmed Dortmund’s elimination from the Champions League. They have 6 points in the bag, one of those wins came against Sporting on matchday 2, but that win by a single goal margin is trumped by the latest defeat by 2 goals in Lisbon. This means they cannot finish above the Portuguese club, the gap between the two sides currently stands at 3 points.
Besiktas on the other hand had a disastrous campaign and they lost all five games so far. They will line-up at the Signal Iduna Park to avoid a humiliation, rarely teams left Champions League group stage with zero point in the bag.
Dortmund vs Besiktas Head-to-head
The 2-1 win on matchday 1 of helped Dortmund to keep their 100%-win record against Besiktas. The only other meeting between the sides happened during the 1989/90 European Cup Winners’ Cup. The team in black and yellow won 2-0 at home and 1-0 in the away leg.
Dortmund have an excellent overall h2h record against Turkish clubs having won 7 of the 9 meetings so far along with a draw and a loss.
Meantime, Besiktas won just 2 of the 12 meetings so far with German Bundesliga clubs and suffered defeats 9 times.
Dortmund vs Besiktas Prediction
Champions of Turkey last season, Besiktas are in an epic slump this season and are currently placed at 9th in the Super Lig table. They managed just 2 wins in the last 14 across all competitions and must do better to avoid a humiliating defeat at the Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund have their fair share of problems this season, mainly due to injuries and they still have some 9 senior players in the nursing table. This includes the likes of Emre Can, Giovanni Reyna, Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt.
But they are given a boost by the return of Erling Haaland, who is looking good after netting in the 2-3 defeat to Bayern on the weekend. Therefore, goals are guaranteed in this fixture, expected to win by the hosts on a big margin.
Dortmund vs Besiktas Betting Tips
HT/FT – Dortmund/Dortmund @ 9/10 (1.90)
Over 3.5 goals @ Evens (2.00)
Erling Haaland to score 2 or more goals @ 8/5 (2.60).