Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund: Preview and Prediction

Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund:
International Champions Cup,
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016
Kick-off: 13:00 UK Time
Venue: Shanghai, China.

Manchester United will kick-off their International Champions Cup in China against Borussia Dortmund at Shanghai Stadium on Friday evening.

Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford began with a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in a pre-season club friendly last Saturday. United fans, who are overjoyed at the announcement of Jose Mourinho as the new manager will be filled with high expectations. They will be hoping that the Portuguese trainer will take the club out of their misery. The Red Devils will be looking forward to a win against Dortmund as they hope to be crowned the ICC winners.

Dortmund have been a lot busier than their opponents this summer and were involved in four friendly games and are currently on a good run of form. Except for their loss to 1860 Munchen, they have won the rest of their previous Club friendly games.

Dortmund have won 3 of their last 4 club friendlies; a 5-2 win over Erkenschwick, a 2-0 win over Wuppertaler SV, a 3-2 win over St. Pauli and a 1-0 defeat to 1860. The results above shows they have scored at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 games. They will be hoping for a win over Jose Mourinho’s side to kick off the ICC on a good note.

Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-Head

  • Both teams have played 6 games in the past, United have won 3 games while Dortmund won 2 games.
  • The two teams last played together in 1997 Champions league, Dortmund won the two legged tie with 1-0 each.

Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction

This game will be a tough and entertaining one considering the teams involved and the calibre of their managers. I see no favorite in this fixture and I expect the game to go either way.

The teams have a good scoring record from their recent games, so the game may witness up to 3 goals.

Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund:Tips

  1. Both teams to score.
  2. Over 2.5 goals.