Club Brugge KV – Dortmund SOCCER PICKS
Club Brugge and Dortmund meet on Tuesday night in a first-round match of Group A in the Champions League.
Club Brugge is on second place in the Champions League for the past three years. The Belgian club has not yet managed to overtake the group stage. In the most recent campaign, the team did not get any points. The Belgians hope to be more successful this time. They have an excellent season start, being unbeaten after eight domestic matches.
Dortmund will want to forget about the latest competition. Last year, Borussia failed to pass the group stage after finishing the group without victory. In total, the German team has eight consecutive unsuccessful matches in the competition, but will force it to put an end to this black series Tuesday night.
The two clubs met four times in European competitions. The Belgians won both disputes on their own, but lost away. The latest matches, however, took place in 2003, so they are not particularly relevant.
Dortmund will have to do without Raphael Guerreiro and Paco Alcacer, Christian Pulisic being in danger of losing the duel Tuesday night.
Club Brugge (3-5-2)
Letica – Poulain, Mitrovic, Denswil – Bonaventure, Vormer, Vanaken, Rits, Groeneveld – Wesley, Rezaei
Burki – Piszczek, Diallo, Akanji, Schmelzer – Dahoud, Witsel Delaney – Pulisic, Philipp, Reus
Both teams had a good start in the new season. Brugge scored in every season this season and is unbeaten. However, the Germans are at a higher level than the Belgian team is facing. Although there are chances for the hosts to score during this game, the defensive showed weaknesses, receiving goals in each of the last four games. Dortmund is the stronger team and the experience could make the difference between the two.