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UCL: Borussia Dortmund vs PSV: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 11, 2024 at 4:16 PM
Modified at :March 11, 2024 at 4:16 PM
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Ritvik Verma


BVB hosts PSV in what is expected to be a decider second leg Champions League clash!

The match between Borussia Dortmund and PSV is expected to be a fierce demonstration of pure football skill. BVB’s fierce attacking line-up will go on PSV’s tenacious defence. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at PSV’s home. Now it’s time for PSV to face the yellow wall.

The game promises to be exciting, with both teams striving for next round qualification and full of tactical encounters. In this much awaited match, both teams will want to impose their styles of play and secure a vital outcome as they battle for the win. It will be exciting to see how the match unfolds.

Kick-Off

Wednesday, 14 March 2023 at 1:30 AM IST

Location: Signal Iduna Park

Form

Borussia Dortmund (all competitions): D-D-L-W-W

PSV (all competitions): W-D-W-D-W

Players to watch out

Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund)

The German striker is performing admirably for the Black and Yellows this season. He has been formidable in UCL and Bundesliga for them. The 30-year-old has demonstrated his efficacy with an amazing tally of goal. He has been given the obligation to shine by the coach. Fullkrug’s contributions have been crucial, demonstrating his capacity to step up and have a big influence on the group’s accomplishments.

Luuk de Jong (PSV)

The Dutchman is the main player to watch out for the away side. In addition to his aerial dominance, De Jong is recognised for his ability to create opportunities. His popularity stems from his remarkable work ethic and everlasting dedication to the game. He serves as a role model for other talented athletes. He has been scoring in both UCL as well as the Dutch League.

Match facts:

  • In their last three head to head meetings in Europe, Borussia Dortmund have never lost against PSV.
  • Borussia Dortmund have won last eight of its home UEFA Champions League matches.
  • PSV have lost all 16 of their away encounters against German teams. Also, they have lost their previous six away UEFA Champions League knockout phase games since defeating Monaco 2-0 in the 2004–05 round of 16.

Injury & team news for Borussia Dortmund vs PSV

Due to an ankle injury, Haller will be unavailable for Borussia Dortmund, while Nmecha is out with a hip ailment. The return of Schlotterbeck to the defence makes the rest of the team appear particularly competent. As for PSV, Vermeen is concentrating on his fitness while Lang is out with a hamstring injury.

Head to Head

Total matches – 3

Borussia Dortmund wins – 0

PSV wins – 1

Draws – 2

Predicted Lineup

Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup

Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Can; Malen, Brandt, Sancho; Fullkrug

PSV predicted lineup

Benitez; Dest, Ramalho, Boscagli, Teze; Schouten, Veerman; Lozano, Tillman, Pepi; de Jong

Match prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs PSV

Borussia Dortmund and PSV both have strong defensive units and strong attacking lineups, so this game should be as intriguing as the first leg. PSV’s tactical discipline and attacking firepower present a serious test, while Borussia Dortmund’s dynamic attack & home advantage present a persistent danger. It will be a hotly contested second leg because the final result may depend on which club can take advantage of their scoring opportunities.

Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 PSV

Telecast

India – Sony LIV, Sony Sports Network

UK – TNT Sports

US –  CBS Sports

Nigeria – Supersport

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