Dortmund – Monaco SOCCER PICKS
Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco meet at Signal-Iduna-Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 04-19-2017, which ended with the victory of AS Monaco by (3-1), and on 04-04-2017, which ended with the victory of AS Monaco for (2-3). In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since AS Monaco presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors.
The team of the house disputes its according party in Group A, after having won by (0-1) in its first match in this group stage, against Bruges. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 17 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Bayer Leverkusen by (2-4). In the last 10 home matches Borussia Dortmund has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 4 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Borussia Dortmund is a club that already won the Champions League in the 1996/97 season, in addition to having won eight Bundesliga titles (German Championship), the last of which was won in the 2011/12 season. In this new season, the team debuted in the best way in the group stage of the Champions League, with a win away from home by 0-1 against Club Brugge, thus being in second place in Group A. the last five matches that Borussia Dortmund played in their stadium, if we count only the official matches, they scored more than 1.5 goals in all these matches. We believe that in this match Borussia Dortmund will make another game with several goals, mainly for playing at home, where he usually scores many goals.
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd round of Group A after a defeat in its debut in this group stage, againstAtlético Madrid, by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Saint-Étienne by (2-0). In the last 10 away matches AS Monaco has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 59 of the last 63 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 45 out of 63 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 10 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Monaco is a club that never managed to win the Champions League, but in 2003/04 reached the final of the competition, and has already won eight titles of Ligue 1 (French Championship). In this season, the team had a negative debut in the group stage of the Champions League, as they lost at home by 1-2 against Atlético de Madrid and therefore occupy at this time the last position of Group A. In the last five games that Monaco played in the status of visitor, if we count all the competitions that are competing, they scored more than 1.5 goals in all of them. We believe that in this match the Monaco will once again play an open game, since it needs to attack to try to win and will have an opponent with a strong attack ahead.