Place: Signal Iduna Park.Dortmund
Date: on the 24th of October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League
From the beginning of the season the new team of Lucian Favre has allowed only two losses of points, both in the championship. Draws that were gained in away matches against Hannover (0:0) and Hoffenheim (1:1) have spoiled the mood but not the general position of the Bees who are the only leader in Bundesliga after 8 rounds.
The pause of the national teams has allowed the leaders of the teams to reinforce themselves and to ruin Stuttgart (4:0) in frames of the away match. By the 25th minute Sancho, Reus and Paco have scored the goals, having made the great score. Maximilian Philipp has scored the 4th goal at the end of the match.
The first mistakes in this season were made by Paco Alcacer. Besides the goal that was scored in gate of Schwaben, the former forward of Barcelona hasn’t got on target twice. Earlier he has scored ten goals with ten attempts.
The match against Atlético will be missed because of injuries by midfielders Manuel Akanji, Jeremy Toljan and also Marcel Schmelzer.
The team from Madrid is doing well recently. After defeat from Celta (0:1) on the 1st of September Diego Simeone’s team has gained five victories in eight games, having tied 3 matches.
The home match between Atlético and Eibar (1:1) and away matches against Real Madrid (0:0) and Villarreal (1:1) have ended with a draw. If the first result is not obviously the best one, then two others are at least quite good. But, to tell the truth is was sorry to miss the goal at El Madrigal on the 65th minute, losing a victory.
Jan Oblak has only five missed goals in nine starting matches of Primera. In the Champions League Slovenian goalkeeper has taken the ball from his gates in Monte Carlo (2:1) and against Brugge (3:1) at home stadium.
Diego Costa and Stefan Savić’s participation who are still recovering from injuries is under a big question. The forward has more chances to appear at the stadium.
Head-to- head Borussia vs Atlético
In season 1995/1996 the teams have exchanged away victories in frames of the group stage of the Champions League. Success of Atlético was more productive (2:1 against 1:0) that has allowed them to reach the top.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Borussia vs Atlético
Borussia to win – 2.50
Draw – 3.40;
Atlético to win – 2.80
We are surprised but the team of Favre meanwhile has “0” in the column of missed goals but not Atlético that is famous for ability to knit rivals on hands and legs. We wait that on Signal Iduna Park the hosts will be active from the very first minutes and will try to win a home match against the rival in the fight for the first place in group.