APOEL and Borussia Dortmund meet at Neo GSP in a game for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced before. the Borussia Dortmund presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor can be decisive.
The home team arrives at Group H in Group 3 in 4th place, with no points won, after 2 defeats. In their first game in this group stage lost out against Real Madrid, by (3-0). In the second day, lost at home against Tottenham Hotspur by (0-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and abroad, as in the last 30 games he has 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 11 suffered. In the last game that disputed, for the 1. Division, it gained to the Doxa at home by (2-0). In their last 4 home games for the UEFA Champions League, APOEL has 3 wins and 1 defeat. There was 1 period in the last 8 home matches for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (0′-15 ‘).
APOEL is motivated after having won two consecutive victories for the Cyprus championship, where it now occupies the third position (with two games less than the leader), and tries to continue with that favorable moment to conquer its first points in the League of Champions of the UEFA. The team occupy the last position of Group H, being the only one of the four teams that has not yet balanced the networks in the continental tournament. However, despite having conceded six goals in two games, in the national championship is characterized by a consistent defense, being the most solid of the competition. Unlike the duel against Real Madrid, before Tottenham APOEL managed to finish as much as the rival, but did not support the superiority of the English club. The experienced striker De Camargo is one of the highlights of the team.
The visitors reach this third day of Group H in 3rd place, with no points won, after 2 defeats. In their first game in this group stage lost out against Tottenham Hotspur by (3-1). In the second day, lost at home against Real Madrid by (1-3). This is a team that curiously usually wins more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games has 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 35 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team arrives to this match after a defeat at home with RB Leipzig by (2-3). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. His attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since in 31 of his last 33 matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 27 of the last 33 there were more than 2.5 goals. In 15 matches, he only managed 1 comeback in all 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Borussia Dortmund are in the field for this match yet in search of their first points in the UEFA Champions League, since, next to their rival of this day, is the only one that has not yet managed to get out of zero. In the German Championship, he is making a great campaign, taking the lead, with two points ahead of Bayern Munich, however, he has just lost his invincibility in the competition, being defeated at home in a very lively match, with five goals The numbers of the national championship show a very qualified team, with the most solid defense and the best attack. However, even with greater possession of the ball, the team has not been able to overcome their rivals and has been suffering many goals, evidencing some worsening of the defensive sector. The great highlight of the team is striker Aubameyang, the best scorer of the German Championship.
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