Borussia Dortmund vs. Newcastle United Champions League preview

Borussia Dortmund vs. Newcastle United – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Newcastle United is set to renew hostilities with Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling Champions League Group F encounter at Signal Iduna Park. The Magpies aim to seek revenge after their previous loss to the German giants.

Match Preview

In their previous encounter, Newcastle was unable to maintain the momentum from their impressive victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

They suffered a 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, with Felix Nmecha scoring the decisive goal in the 45th minute.

Both teams are now level with four points in the Group F, with one win, one draw, and one loss each.

Borussia Dortmund holds the edge due to their head-to-head result, while PSG leads with a two-point advantage.

Despite an impressive unbeaten run in various tournaments, Borussia Dortmund faced a 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Newcastle, on the other hand, enjoyed a memorable week, including avenging their EFL Cup final loss to Manchester United with a 3-0 win.

Their next goal is to secure a Champions League away win, which they achieved against German opposition in the past.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Can continues to struggle with a hip issue, while Mateu Morey and Julian Duranville are recovering from knee and thigh injuries.

Several players are under threat, and Karim Adeyemi and Felix Nmecha may secure spots in the lineup.

Newcastle United faces injury concerns with Jacob Murphy’s shoulder dislocation, Dan Burn’s back injury, and several players like Matt Targett, Alexander Isak, Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson, Sven Botman, and Javi Manquillo.

Sandro Tonali is suspended, further depleting their options.

Predicted Starting Lineups:

Borussia Dortmund:

  • Kobel;
  • Wolf, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Bensebaini;
  • Nmecha, Ozcan, Sabitzer;
  • Reus, Fullkrug, Adeyemi

Newcastle United:

  • Pope;
  • Livramento, Schar, Lascelles, Trippier;
  • Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton;
  • Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Prediction: 

Newcastle’s defensive strength should keep them competitive against Borussia Dortmund, and they will aim to avoid back-to-back losses in the Champions League.

However, a win on German soil might elude them, and the teams are likely to remain closely matched in the group standings.

  • Our Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Newcastle United

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