Borussia Dortmund is in the second round second leg of the Champions League with his back to the wall. Will the team make the spectacular comeback against the Tottenham Hotspur? Here is our tip!
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Champions League
There is a damn big piece of work in front of the Dortmund Borussia: After the 0-3 defeat in the first knockout round of the Champions League, the BVB will try on Tuesday evening, the cart in front of home crowd to pull out of the mud. Whether that can succeed? In any case, the dress rehearsal left little hope.
The last three results: 1: 2 vs. FC Augsburg, 3: 2 vs. Bayer 04 Leverkusen, 0: 0 vs. FC Nuremberg
Many had feared – the noose is slowly closing. After the BVB had dominated the national events for months, the team had last to watch how its own lead to the competition increasingly melted. Since last weeks, it is only the goal difference that holds the Borussia in front of Bayern – and many expect that you can not hold this last advantage for much longer. What’s up at BVB?
It lacks the team on the maturity and sovereignty of a champion, you could probably judge. For the closer the team approaches the season finale, the greater the pressure to perform, the less one can see from the lightness and joy of playing that had made Dortmund almost unbeatable during the first two quarters of the season.
So it comes that the BVB last had to accept a whole set of disappointments: Since the Kanersieg in Hanover six weeks ago (5: 1) the Elf of Lucien Favre could win only one of seven official games – whereby some precipitation hurt particularly hard.
First, the team had to cope with the end in the DFB Cup, 2: 4 was defeated in a racy game SV Werder Bremen, before just a week later, the CL -Out also was almost sealed: At the Tottenham Hotspur Dortmund were the long more active and better team, but efficient acted that evening only the opponent. At the end there was a bitter 0-3 defeat, which makes the entry into the quarterfinals Herculean task.
Now, before the second leg, it set the next sobering setback. After the team had previously defeated Bayer Leverkusen spectacular (3: 2), biting the BVB at FC Augsburg, the teeth and defeated the Fuggern with 1: 2. Thus, the team not only put the dress rehearsal before the CL-crash against Tottenham in the sand – they also lost the last three points lead, which remained the team in the league. And while the Dortmunder currently seem as vulnerable as never before in the season, competitor Bayern is approaching the top form.
Possible line-up Borussia Dortmund
Favre is likely to prioritize the choice of his line-up – after all, it is at least to score three goals. The following formation could muster the Swiss:
Bürki – Hakimi, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus, Paco – M. Gotze
The last three results: 1: 1 vs. Arsenal, 0: 2 vs FC Chelsea, 1: 2 vs. Burnley
Had the Tottenham Hotspur won the first leg not so clearly, one would probably expect the Dortmunders much more than a conciliatory farewell: The Tottenham Hotspur presented since the knockout round final beatable as long – and were able to thank the past weekend in the opponent that it did not set the third bankruptcy in one piece.
In the 90th minute, Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the local derby, giving them the chance to win, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave away miserably, giving the Spurs a flattering point (1-1).
Before the Premier League had also faced a city rivals, but with much worse outcome: 0: 2 defeated the Elf of Mauricio Pocchettino Chelsea, with the Spurs that evening, the undoubtedly weaker team. Both offensively and defensively, the blues were clearly superior to the opponent, which is why the defeat Tottenham also due to performance okay.
The same thing happened a few days earlier at Burnley: Actually, the points were planned at the Clarets firmly at London’s top club – but the Clarets spooked the Spurs. After a turbulent second half, the hosts crowned the winner, because Tottenham again came up with too little in the offensive and the team in the backward movement again showed weaknesses.
After three league games without victory, the pressure is thus high for the Spurs: With a sovereign appearance in Dortmund, the team could rehabilitate for the time being. If, however, the super-GAU, the retirement despite 3-0 lead, occur, then the concrete crisis was born.
Possible lineup Tottenham Hotspur
Pocchettino will represent the opposing motto of his counterpart: Defense first. The following list would be suitable in this regard:
Lloris – Trippier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose – Winks, Sissoko – Son, Eriksen, Lamela – Kane
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham Our Betting Prediction
Even if you can count on the fact that the Dortmund will determine the game from the start away, a victory of the Bundesliga leaders does not seem to be safe: The Tottenham Hotspur can manage their three-goal lead relish, should primarily on Defend focus – and wait for counterattack. Since the BVB in turn has no choice but to fight with an open visor, the black and yellow should release more and more rooms with increasing playing time.
The bottom line is that this scenario is not without doubt a success for the Dortmund, but definitely for a game in the back of which one or the other goals will fall.
Betting Prediction: over 2.5 goals