Borussia Dortmund vs Espanyol
International Club Friendlies
Date: Friday, 28th July 2017
Kick off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Schutzenwiese.
Espanyol are about to face their first serious test in pre-season this Friday when they are about to tackle Borussia Dortmund at Stadion Schutzenwiese.
The hosts will enter the match as clear favourites since they have begun their preparations much earlier and their players should be in a stronger competitive form.
Thomas Tuchel left Signal-Iduna-Park after a dreadful campaign he has had with Borussia Dortmund last year.
The team’s owners have huge expectations from the new boss Peter Bosz who went all the way to Europa League final last year with Ajax.
Bosz mixed up his lineup in previous friendlies leaving his star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench in a 2-2 draw with Bochum last weekend.
We can expect the Dutch manager to try with Aubameyang and Gotze from the very first whistle against Espanyol.
Periquitos bagged 11 without conceding a single goal in two friendlies with amateur sides of Persija and Olot.
Quique Sanchez Flores can be satisfied with the finish of the last season in Primera Division which is something he’ll want to build on ahead of the new campaign with Espanyol.
The team is stronger for Valencia’s forward Pablo Piatti and we expect to see them in the top half of the standings in the upcoming season.
Borussia Dortmund vs Espanyol: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Borussia Dortmund vs Espanyol: Prediction
The quality is on Borussia’s side and we would not be surprised to see them bagging two or three goals past Espanyol on Friday.
The bookies are quite generous offering the 4/5 odds on the Germans to snatch the victory.
Borussia Dortmund vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
The top bet is Borussia Dortmund to win the match at 4/5.
Over 2.5 goals FT is paid at 3/5.