Place: Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund.
Date: on the 03rd of October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League.
Lucien Favre’s football players have balanced their affairs in the championship and won the starting match of the group in the Champions League. The game in Bruges wasn’t really amazing but the result was (1:0).
The Black and Yellows have played greatly in two last meetings of Bundesliga, having at first ruined Nuremberg (7:0) and then having won over Bayer (4:2). Paco Alcacer has brought to his new team the victory by the goal double at the end of the match. This victory is even more precious if to remember the course of the match: the guests were burning on the 64th minute.
The Danish midfielder Jacob Bruun Larsen who in three games for the starting lineup of Borussia has managed to score two goals demonstrates good results. On average the 20-year-old guy needs 111 minutes to score the goal and this is quite good. But the most effective in attack of Borussia Dortmund is Marco Reus who has scored 4 goals in Bundesliga and gave two assists.
The team of Jardim is undergoing terrible days as in eight last meetings not so long ago the semifinalist of the Champions League has got only three draws and lost the remained five matches.
Renewal of the team in the shoulder-season and injuries of many key players became the reason of such terrible start. It is clear, that Monegasque most likely will win back in the Ligue 1but in the Champions League where each match is extremely important, it will be difficult for them to do this.
The home match with Angers (0:1) in the one before last round became the debut one in the starting line up for Alexander Golovin. In the match last week-end he substituted the player but this didn’t save Monaco from defeat to Saint-Etienne (0:2). Now the team takes the 18th place, that is situated in the relegation zone.
All still remember triumphal for the Monegasques match of the ¼ finals 2016 when after the guest victory 3:2 the French team destroyed the rivals at home (3:1) and moved further.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Borussia vs. Monaco
Borussia to win – 1.34
Draw – 5.56
Monaco – 9.16
The effectiveness of the last matches that Borussia Dortmund demonstrates is more connected with abnormally high percent of realization. In general the concept of the game of Favre’s team is often tied on desire to keep the gates at the expense of the ball control far from the gates. Monaco has a lot of young and talented players but Jardim trusts more in experienced Falcao, Chadli and Tielemans. So we doubt that the guests will manage to contend with Germans in respect of goals, so large total won’t be passed.