On October 28, Borussia Dortmund and Zenit will meet in the second match of the Champions League group stage, and we have prepared a forecast for this confrontation. Will the opponents break the total? – read below.
“Bumblebees” had a good meeting before the match with “Zenith”, because in the framework of the German domestic championship the team dealt with “Schalke” (3: 0). Of course, such a result could be expected, since the opponent is going through a difficult period of the season.
As for the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund got off to a bad start as they lost to Italian Lazio (1: 3), albeit away. The guests made a lot of dangerous attacks, but only Erling Holland managed to hit the goal of Tomas Strakos on 71 minutes.
Now Lucien Favre’s guys will have to turn on the speed and take three points, because after the previous meeting in European competitions the team was in last place in Group F.
The team from St. Petersburg lost their previous match in the Russian Championship, as Rubin played more reliably in defense and made excellent use of their scoring chances, although they could be counted on the fingers of one hand (1: 2).
Zenit also let their fans down in the Champions League , as the club could not cope with Club Brugge at home. It seemed that the hosts would show a decent game and confirm the status of the favorite, but in the 93rd minute Charles de Quetelare upset the team of Sergei Semak and left them with nothing (1: 2).
Such a result was clearly not included in the plans of Artem Dziuba and the company, so in Dortmund you will have to give all your best to earn the first points, respectively, all forces will be thrown forward.
In 2014, the teams played two matches in European competition and exchanged victories.
Borussia Dortmund have scored 14 goals in their last five home games.
Zenit have not lost away for three games.
In five previous meetings, Sergei Semak’s team scored 12 goals.
Both teams are far from being in the best position since the Champions League losses, but there is still time to fix everything, and a lot will depend on the second match.
Borussia Dortmund will attack with all their might, especially since the meeting will take place within their native walls, where the team has not yet lost this season, so the opponents should expect real pressure from the hosts.
Most likely, Zenit will have to play on counterattacks, although the team has zero points, so they have no choice but to go all-in, so we are waiting for a productive meeting.
Our prediction – total over 3 goals for 1.74 odds in bookmaker Winline