Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
A real buzz is expected in and around Signal-Iduna-Park where the top two sides of Group A take on each other in one of gameweek derbies on Wednesday evening. Both Borussia and Atletico have been impeccable so far and their two head to head clashes will likely determine the group winner.
The hosts are enjoying a splendid time under Lucien Favre this season. They are three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga standings with six wins and two draws in eight games of the competition so far. They continued to shine in the final third on Saturday afternoon when Die Schwarzgelben bagged an impressive four-goal tally past Stuttgart.
This summer’s acquisition Paco Alcacer was the main catalyst for such an amazing form. He us on a fabulous run of six straight matches which saw him on the scoreline (including two appearances for the Spanish national team). Knowing that he came on form the bench in most of these outings, we must admit it is a formidable record for the former Barcelona man.
Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
The two sides did not have the chance to lock horns in the past.
Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Dortmund scored at least four goals in five of last six games in all competitions. The lone game which saw them bag fewer than this number was the Champions League tie against Monaco where they scored three through Larsen, Alcacer and Reus.
It will be very interesting to see if the hosts will be able to maintain such an amazing attacking record against the super stern defensive line of Atletico Madrid’s. The Mattressers were by no means as impressive up front as BVB of late, but they will rely on a massive European experience and a notable success they have had in this competition over the last several years.
Diego Simeone’s men only drew 1-1 to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon away at Estadio de la Ceramica. They won just two of six away matches in the season which is why we find the value in backing the red-hot Dortmund to win at 2.50 odds here.
Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Dortmund to win @ 2.50 (6/4)
Paco Alcacer to score anytime @ 3.10 (21/10).