It was at all times going to be tough to separate these groups. Group F of the UEFA Champions League, the Group of Demise, is finely poised after three matchdays. Paris Saint-Germain may have separated themselves from the pack however their 4-1 defeat at Newcastle suggests they at all times have a calamitous efficiency in them.
On Matchday 4, there might be a run-back of the Matchday three fixtures, which implies Newcastle will now journey to Sign Iduna Park to tackle Dortmund.
Broadly anticipated to undergo after trouncing PSG 4-1, Newcastle surprisingly misplaced to Dortmund at residence, with the air of jubilance going out of their marketing campaign.
Dortmund, in the meantime, revived theirs after failing to win on the primary two matchdays.
Revenge will focus Newcastle’s minds and Dortmund might be reeling from their Der Klassiker defeat to Bayern Munich. That is the sport to look at on matchday three.
Right here’s the match preview, buildup, group information, and extra as Newcastle journey to Dortmund aiming to settle the rating for the reverse fixture!
Dortmund vs Newcastle preview
Dortmund come into the sport having been introduced again right down to earth within the league. The Yellow and Blacks had been considered one of three undefeated groups within the league going into the fixture in opposition to Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, as has been the case with many Der Klassikers up to now, they received wiped away by Bayern who barely broke a sweat.
Not solely did it halt their momentum within the league, however their Champions League pedigree additionally got here into query regardless of beating Newcastle away from residence on matchday two.
The Magpies, in the meantime, have walked the other trajectory. After only one win of their opening six league video games, they haven’t tasted defeat of their final 5, pushing themselves as much as sixth place within the league.
Moreover, Dortmund are chargeable for Newcastle not taking management of the Group of Demise so Eddie Howe’s men might be extraordinarily targeted to inflict a blow on them once they appear to be they’re struggling.
Dortmund vs Newcastle predicted lineups
Dortmund group information
Dortmund come into this recreation with no new accidents after the Bayern Munich recreation. Emre Can, Mateu Morey, Julien Duranville, and Antonios Papadopoulos stay out of motion with their respective accidents.
Of those names, the standing of Emre Can is clouded a bit nevertheless it nonetheless appears unlikely that he’ll play a component right here.
There could be solely minor adjustments from the group began in opposition to Bayern, with Edin Terzic seeking to create a much bigger risk on the counter-attack in opposition to possession-based Newcastle.
With that in thoughts, Karim Adeyemi may exchange Julian Brandt from the Der Klassiker group. Remy Bensabaini may additionally be thought-about a safer choice than Julian Ryerson, who didn’t have the perfect of occasions in opposition to the Bavarians.
Different adjustments may see Sebastien Haller take the place of Nicolas Fullkrug as a extra conventional goal man choice for huge forwards to run in behind.
Predicted Dortmund XI: Kobel, Wolf, Schlotterbeck, Hummels, Bensebaini, Ozcan, Sabitzer, Reus, Adeyemi, Malen, Haller
Newcastle group information
Newcastle suffered an harm blow up to now midweek in opposition to United when Matt Targett needed to come off with what regarded like a severe hamstring harm. It added to their rising checklist of harm absentees which is now 10 gamers robust, or weak, if taken actually.
Jacob Murphy returned to motion in opposition to Arsenal solely to re-injure his shoulder and needed to be subbed off once more.
Key gamers like Alexander Isak, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Harvey Barnes, and Javier Manquillo will stay lacking as Howe tries to slot in sq. pegs in spherical holes at some locations to area a aggressive group.
Predicted Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Livramento, Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Gordon
Dortmund vs Newcastle prediction
Whereas revenge is a superb motivator, and Newcastle did upset the chances to beat Arsenal on the weekend, their gamers are certain to expire of power sooner or later.
Dan Burn and Jacob Murphy fell in opposition to Arsenal and the depth exterior first-team appears extraordinarily gentle in the meanwhile, as it will be with any group that has harm numbers in double figures.
Due to this fact, with it being a house recreation, it may need come on the excellent time fr Dortmund to shake off their league embarrassment at Bayern’s fingers.
A win right here would put them in command of their very own future within the Group of Demise, a particularly good place to be in.
Count on Sign Iduna Park to be at its roaring finest as Dortmund attempt to put proper the weekend’s end result whereas additionally finishing a double in opposition to Howe’s males.
FootTheBall predicts Dortmund 2-1 Newcastle.