Borussia Dortmund vs Legia Warsaw
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Tuesday, 22nd November 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund..
Borussia Dortmund are sitting at the top of the Champions League Group F table with 10 points from their four matches. They had already booked their place in the round of 16 of the tournament as the third place Sporting can’t catch them at any point. At the same time, the 2 point cushion over second placed Real Madrid demands them to win this fixture if they have to qualify as group winners at the end of group stage.
Dortmund defeated Legia on matchday 1 at Warsaw by a massive 6-0 score line. They were then held to a 2-2 draw by Real Madrid which was followed by back-to-back wins against Sporting CP by 1-goal margins.
Legia on the other hand are already eliminated from the tournament after managing 1 point from their 4 matches so far. After suffering three consecutive defeats, they showed some class in the 3-3 draw against Real Madrid on matchday 4 at home. Legia’s heavy defeat against Dortmund on matchday 1 was followed by two away defeats; 2-0 at Sporting and 5-1 at Real Madrid.
However, two wins from now on could see Legia through to the Europa League. For that, Sporting must not win against Real Madrid in their matchday 5 fixture.
Borussia Dortmund vs Legia Warsaw: Head-to-Head Stats
The first leg clash on matchday 1 of the group stage is the only competitive meeting between these two sides. Dortmund had 6 different goal-scorers in the 6-0 humbling of Legia at their own backyard.
Legia Warsaw are win-less in meetings against German Bundesliga clubs. The 9 meetings saw them earn 3 draws, while suffering 6 defeats. They have conceded a massive 38 goals and managed just 6.
Dortmund have only met Polish sides on two other previous occasions and they are unbeaten with a wins and a draw.
Borussia Dortmund vs Legia Warsaw: Prediction
It is hard to expect Legia to produce another brilliant display like they did against Real Madrid a fortnight ago. Dortmund are a side on confidence and it will be hard to even get a point at their home ground.
We are not expecting any surprises on Tuesday as Dortmund are eager for a win to set the clash for group winner against Real Madrid on matchday six. We can expect a flurry of goals once again and it is very likely that the Bundesliga side go with the lead at the half-time break.
Borussia Dortmund vs Legia Warsaw: Bet Tips
The following Odds are provided by Ladbrokes Sportsbook.
First Half Asian Handicap: Dortmund -1.5 at 2.40
Half-Time/Full-Time: Dortmund/Dortmund at 1.40 (2/5).