Dortmund vs Club Brugge
Dortmund will host Brugge in the 5th round of Cl.
Borussia and Atletico are with 99% guaranteed places in the next round of CL and with both clubs having home games in this round, everything is looking like to settle down. Dortmund are tremendiously good during this season, I wrote a lot in my prediction Mainz-Dortmund about the German side. They are obviously too good for all of the clubs in Bundesliga and that's the reason they are in 1st place, while in CL they are also 1st having advnatage H2H against their main opponent Atletico. Dortmund will want to keep the leading position in the group to avoid the chance to play early with one fo the European giants, so a win against Brugge is more than required. When we know Dortmund won both home games in CL against Monaco with 3:0 and Atletico wtih 4:0, -1.5 AH for them in this game doesn't look like a strange option and pick.
I mentioned before that Brugge have such a big problem playing in away games in the Euro competitions. They didn't even have a single win as visitors until the one they gained in Monaco, a team which is struggling very badly during this season. They perform good in the domestic league, but the German Bundesliga is from much higher quality for me and it's impossible to compare them, especially when Brugge are playing as visitors. The gaps in defense will be used and punished by the speedy attacks of Borussia.
The first game between them finished with a minimal win 1:0 for Borussia, but here I expect much more open game with goals. Really hope that Paco Alcaces will finally find his place amongst the starting line-up instead of Gotze, who is really out of form and can not understand why Favre contunies to rely on him so much.
Borussia will miss only Schmelzer for this games, which is excellent news for the coach, while gusts will be without their main striker Jelle Vossen, while a couple of other players are questionable. Amongst them is Arnaut Danjuma, who is also important in the midfield zone for Brugge.
I expect Borussia to give another lesson at home, this time against Brugge and to win with difference, maybe with 3:1/4:1/3:0.
Dortmund vs Club Brugge prediction
|Dortmund -1.5 AH||Pinnacle||1.83||10||0-0 LOST (-10 units)|