Dortmund look to continue their good run of form as they seek for a chance to cup glory as they host Tottenham In Round 16 of the Europa League fixture.
Both teams returned from a rivalry match which ended in a stalemate.The German Der Klassikier between Dortmund and Bayern Munich ended in a barren draw while the North London Derby between Tottenham and Arsenal ended in a 2:2 draw.
Tottenham currently have a bad run of form as they have won only 2 of their last 5 games and they come into this game with hope to upturn their fortune and grab an away advantage.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Form Comparison
Last five games
Dortmund are currently unbeaten in their last 11 games, and have conceded only 3 goals in their last 11 games. They are also unbeaten in their last 5 home games conceding only one goal and have scored eight goals.
Tottenham have won 3 of their last 5 away games, including their 2:1 victory against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Tottenham have only lost 1 away since the beginning of 2016 (Westham 1:0 Tottenham).
Borussia Dortmund: Team News
Sokratis is still out on groin injury and won’t be fit before the kickoff. No Dortmund player is suspended.
Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Weidenfeller – Hummels, Bender, Piszczek, Schmelzer – Gundogan, Weigl – Durm, Reus, Aubameyang – Mkhitaryan.
Tottenham: Team News
Dele Alli and Vertonghen are out on knee injury and wont be fit till late march, Danny Rose and Clinton N’Jie are also out. Alli has a red card, but is already missing in action due to injury. Trippier is expected to cover for Rose while Heung-Min starts in place of injured Alli.
Predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)
Lloris – Trippier, Wimmer, Alderwield, Walker – Dembele, Dier – Heung-Min, Lamela, Eriksen – Kane.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head stats
Both teams have met only once in the last 2 decades with Tottenham trashing the Germans 3:0 (03-08-2008) ICF
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham: Prediction
The home team has a good run of form and looks determined to jump any obstacle in their way to cup glory, whereas Tottenham are also in a similar mood with their form.
I give it to the Germans 3:1, backing on the home advantage.