Place: Stade Louis II, Monaco.
Date: on the 11th of December, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: International. Champions League.
Even with Thierry Henry’s arrival Monaco didn’t begin to play much more successfully though Monegasques are trying to get out of the relegation zone in native Ligue 1. Last weekend the Red and Whites even succeeded to get the victory in the championship, having won over Amiens (2:0). It is only the second won match by Monaco out of 20 played matches.
In the Champions League Monegasques are playing properly. The team was ruined even by Brügge (4:0). Atletico won over Monaco (2:0) and (2:1) and Borussia at home won over underdog (3:0). Monaco has gained only one point in the away match with Belgians (1:1) but this is not enough to get to the European League.
Djibril Sidibé, Jean-Eudes Aholou, Kevin N’Doram and Jordi Mboula won’t be able to help Monaco in this match. Besides, participation of six football players is under the question: Danijel Subašić, Nacer Chadli, Samuel Grandsir, Almamy Touré, Adama Traoré and Stevan Jovetić.
Dortmund is playing the best season for several previous years. Last time Borussia has climbed so high together with Jurgen Klopp. Now the team takes the first place in the championship, being ahead of Bayern with nine points.
After the draws with Brügge in the Champions League, Borussia has got another victory in the championship, having won over Freiburg (2:0) and having won over Schalke (2:1).
Borussia gained powerful progress in the Champions League though recently the bigger attention from Borussia is noticeable. Lucien Favre’s team won over Monaco (3:0), Atletico (4:0) and in the fifth round unexpectedly tied with Brügge (0:0).
Germans lost to Atletico (0:2) and won against Brügge (1:0). Borussia ensured the place in the next round in advance but the draw with Belgians threatened the possibility of getting into the 1/8 finals from the first place.
Dortmund has the advantage in head-to-heads over Atletico but Favre’s team needs not only to win against Monaco but also to hope that the Mattress makers will lose points in Belgium.
But Borussia practically has no losses. Only Dan-Axel Zagadou can miss this match.
Statistics and head-to-heads
Monaco has lost 5 out of 6 last home matches.
The winless streak of Monegasques in the Champions League has 13 matches.
The series of lost matches in the Champions League that Monaco has spent is equal to six matches.
The winning streak of Borussia is equal to six matches.
Borussia has won five out of six last matches.
In the Champions League the victory over Brügge is the only guest triumph of Borussia for eight past matches in this tournament.
The previous head-to-head of these teams took place in the quarterfinal of the Champions League 2016/2017. Monaco won two matches (3:2 and 3:1).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Monaco vs Dortmund
Monaco to win – odds 4.46;
Draw – odds 4;
Dortmund to win – odds 1.8;
This match could become an excellent chance for Monaco to shut the door with a bang.
But at the moment Monegasques is able to win over underdogs of Ligue 1 and the leader of Bundesliga is really too strong team for them.
Borussia can win over an underdog in this match.
Our tip: Borussia to win – odds 1.85 Betfair