Dortmund vs APOEL – UEFA Champions League : In one of the matches being played on this 4th round of the Champions’ League group stage….
Borussia Dortmund, 4th place, and APOEL, 3rd place, will meet, in Germany, on a match that might confirm the Cypriots and Germans’ elimination from this competition,
which, if it happens, would only leave them fighting for the Europa League qualification spot. Both teams have 1 point, gained on the last round when they drew in Cyprus.
The home side won’t be able to count with Durm, Reus and Rode, while Dahoud and Piszczek are still doubtful; as for the visitors, they will have Carlão absent, while Bertoglio, Ebecilio and Vouros are still doubtful.
After an excellent start to the season, with good football, with goals and good results, the team has been dropping heavily in terms of results on the past few weeks,
only having 1 win on their last 5 matches (and against the modest Magdeburg on the German Cup) and having conceded in practically all the matches they played on the past few weeks, which is clearly not a good sign.
As for the Cypriots, they are having a positive season, namely in the Champions League, since they were already able to get some points on an extremely hard and competitive group and they might even,
if things go their way, manage to achieve an unbelievable qualification for the Europa League, which would be a scandal for the German team.
Dortmund vs APOEL – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Borussia Dortmund doesn’t seem to be at the best moment of form of the season, getting a lot of upsets on their latest matches and, with that, losing the lead of the Bundesliga to their eternal rivals,
which is also a rough blow on their aspirations and the players’ motivation, who are seeing things not working out and are therefore suffering mentally.
Since APOEL is, normally, and has been, a well-organized team in different aspects, namely defensively, I believe that Dortmund might struggle to beat their opponents here and score relatively easily.
Therefore, I’m going with a conservative prediction regarding the amount of goals.
|Under 3.5 goals||