Dortmund – Paris SG Prediction & Picks (18.02.2020)

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Dortmund – Paris SG SOCCER PICKS

Borussia Dortmund and PSG face in Signal-Iduna-Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 04-11-2010 and ended with the score: PSG (0‑0) Borussia Dortmund. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Borussia Dortmund has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.

Borussia Dortmund:

The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 2nd position of Group F, with 10 points won. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 42 goals scored and 15 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Bundesliga, he won Eintracht Frankfurt at home by (4-0). In his last 10 home games Borussia Dortmund has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 49 of their last 55 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 42 out of 55 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.

Borussia Dortmund is motivated for this match, after a 4×0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt, with goals from Sancho, Haaland, Guerreiro and Piszczek, thus returning to the victories after two consecutive defeats in official matches. We remember that the Germans finished the group stage in the second position, with 10 points, behind Barcelona. In this game at home, coach Lucien Favre must play in 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and positional attacks: Hazard, number 23, will be the team driver, being responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, Jadon Sancho is the top scorer of Borussia Dortmund in official competitions, with 16 goals scored. Outside this game are Marco Reus, Brandt and Delaney, all with physical problems.

PSG :

The visiting team gained access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after the 1st place won in Group A, with a total of 16 points. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Amiens SC by (4‑4). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, the PSG won 9 and drew 1. Their defense has been very solid, since they only suffered goals in 1 of the last 6 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, since which scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 52 of their last 61 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 41 of the last 61 there were more than 2.5 goals. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 14 of the last 15 games, of these 14 he came to rest in advantage in 13 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 13 .

The PSG comes to this unmotivated game after adding a draw, by 4×4, in the Amiens arena, in a game for Ligue 1. To reach the round of 16 of the Champions League, the Parisian club won the Group A, with 16 points, ahead of Real Madrid. By playing away from home, coach Thomas Tuchel will enter the field with a more cautious strategy, exploring only the counterattack: Ángel Di María is a very competent player in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Kylian Mbappé stands out in the PSG, with 24 goals scored in 28 games. All equipment is available for this match.


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