Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle UnitedUEFA Champions League, KO: 17:45 Nov 7, 2023, Westfallenstadion
NEWCASTLE UNITED travel to Germany full of confidence after their superb win over Arsenal on Saturday night.
But they could do with coming back to Tyneside with a point at the very least with the Geordies having work to do if they are to qualify from the group.
Eddie Howe's men produced a real statement of intent against the Gunners with a massive three points., which followed on from their midweek trouncing of Manchester United at Old Trafford.
But their major blip this season has been that 1-0 defeat to Dortmund at St James' Park last month. They hammered PSG at home and earned a hard-fought point at the San Siro against AC Milan.
Dortmund will be smarting however, from a humiliating 4-0 home defeat to bitter rivals and perennial German champions Bayern Munich at the weekend.
They were unable to stop Harry Kane running amok as he helped himself to a hat-trick and they now sit seven points adrift of surprise Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
BVB also had a goalless draw with AC Milan, but suffered a 2-0 loss to PSG in Paris. But they are currently ahead of Newcastle on the head to head record, so a draw wouldn't be a disaster for the hosts.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to heads
The only meeting between the clubs was that meeting in England last month when that goal on the stroke of half time by Felix Nmecha for BVB handed Dortmund all three points.
Players to watch
Niclas Fullkrug has only scored two goals for Dortmund in six Bundesliga games this season but only scored in consecutive matches for Germany. He is 9/4 to net anytime with UniBet.
Anthony Gordon was the hero for Newcastle with the only goal of the game against Arsenal and he is 23/5 to score anytime in Germany with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There's a reason there's nothing to choose from between the sides in the betting – this has a draw written all over it. Borussia Dortmund have already done the hard bit by winning on Tyneside and would be happy enough with a point.
Newcastle should come into this full of confidence though and they will also have a sense of grievance after losing at home. But they do most of their best work at St James' Park and this is a tricky venue, especially in Europe.
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