BAR Vs DOR Dream 11 Match Prediction: With qualification at stake for either side, today’s encounter looks set to be a closely contested affair.
They might be occupying the top two positions in what is undoubtedly the toughest group in the Champions League but both Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund will be well aware that qualification is far from sealed for either side. Both the sides are separated by just the singular point and with Inter Milan persistently snapping at their heels, a win takes paramount importance for both the sides today.
For both Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, not only the Champions League travails but their league sorties have been reminiscent to each other this season. Both the sides have faltered and wavered, winning matches but with those wins being far from convincing ones, the side’s managers have had to face the brute brunt of the side’s rapturous supporters.
For Barcelona in particular, the recent demise has made for abysmal viewing. The side has gone on an unending downward spiral, one which has seen them ship nine goals in their previous three matches with the side’s most recent outing seeing them just about manage to restore parity at 3-3 against bottom-placed Paderborn in Bundesliga.
However, what will give the side momentum ahead of today’s encounter is the fact that they managed to be jubilant in the Champions League the last time around as they scampered their way to a crucial 3-2 win over Inter Milan. It’s a result they’ll be looking to emulate today as well when they take on Barcelona who are currently in first place with the one-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund.
The drab draw between Slavia Praha the last time around came as a massive setback to the side in their aspirations of sealing qualification from the group, a result the side will be looking to overturn come this tie. With the sides drawing 0-0 the last time they met, today’s encounter looks set to be played on the same tone, a clash where the margins of error will be extremely small.
Probable Playing 11
- Nelson Semedo is ruled out for the home side for this one due to his ongoing injury plight.
- Paco Alcacer, Bruun Larsen and Thomas Delaney are all set to miss out on today’s clash for Borussia Dortmund owing to their injury issues.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK), Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann
Roman Bürki (GK), Lukasz Piszczek, Manuel Akanji, Matts Hummels, Achraf Hakimi, Axel Witsel, Julian Weigl, Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Mario Götze
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Barcelona Vs Borussia Dortmund Group F
Date And Time: 28th November, Thursday- 1:30 am IST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo, Arthur, Fati
- Achraf Hakimi, Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Mario Götze
Top Goal Scorer
- Lionel Messi: 8 Goals, 5 Assists
- Marco Reus: 6 Goals
Dream 11 Picks
With Borussia Dortmund’s defence making for a flight to see in their recent outings with the side leaking goals at will, the likelihood of Roman Burki being pummelled and battered with a carnage of shots is extremely likely. The shot stopper is all set to face an onslaught of shots, ones which will increase the chances of him pulling off save points from this tie to see us move in with the goal-keeper for this encounter.
With the two sides drawing the last time around, we could be in for another goalless encounter with the sides coming out extremely tentatively in this encounter. While a win would do wonders to their chances of assuring qualification, a defeat would be calamitous, a set of events which will see either looking not to concede first in the encounter.
Also, with both the sides having defenders of the attacking persuasion, we have decided to heavily deck up our Dream 11 setup with the defenders for this clash with the two players apiece representing us for this match. From Barcelona we are opting for Charles Lenglet and Junior Firpo whilst the visiting side on the other hand will find representation in the form of Achraf Hakimi and Raphael Guerrerio for the day.
We are opting for both the central midfielders from Barcelona for this encounter, two players who’ll be asked to hold fort in the middle of the side’s framework for this match. With the side’s defence heavily depleted, these two players will be asked to screen the side’s backline and offer it ample support in a bid to aptly halt Borussia Dortmund from traversing past their defence today.
It sees Arthur Melo and Frenkie de Jong come in for us for the tie whilst from Borussia Dortmund we have gone in with an attacking pick with Julian Brandt being our selection for this fixture.
His side’s leading goal scorer with the 8 goals and 5 assists, Lionel Messi is the first name we are getting in from Barcelona for the day. If Barcelona are going to have any chance of fathoming up a goal, he looks set to make their likeliest threat to make us venture in with him alongside Antoine Griezmann from the side.
From Borussia Dortmund meanwhile, Jadon Sancho completes our set of picks with the player getting a goal and assist at the weekend.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Lenglet captains our side out for this tie whilst Messi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.