On November 2 2016 at 19:45 in the upcoming game of the 4th round of the Champions League group stage at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund the local Borussia play against Sporting.
The draw in the latest game against Schalke 0:0 was the third draw for Borussia Dortmund in the current season. Now their winless series is 4 games in a raw. Before that Borussia drew Ingolstadt 3:3, Gertha 1:1, lost to Bayer 2:0 and outplayed Freiburg 3:1. This way they managed to gain 15 points and take the fifth place in the standings with 20:10 goal difference. As for the Champions League, the situation in this competition is pretty convenient for Borussia. They gained 7 points in the three games as they outplayed Legia 0:6, Sporting 1:2 and drew Real Madrid 2:2.
The situation is pretty difficult for Sporting in the national championship. They haven’t won for three games in a raw. In the previous games they drew three times and won twice. Consequently, after 9 games played in the Portuguese national championship Sporting have 18 points and take the third place in the standings. In the Champions league Sporting are on the third place in the table with three points gained and are likely to compete for making it to the Europa League from the third place in the group.
The teams only met once in the history. It happened in the previous round of the current Champions League group stage. Even though Borussia made a lot of mistakes in the Bundesliga, they still haven’t lost a single game in the Champions League. Sporting have much more results in the European competition and have almost no chance to be successful in the upcoming game. We think that Borussia will be able to win the match with their amazing fans watching.
Prediction for the match: Borussia to win with -1 handicap.