Stadium: Signal Iduna Park
Betting Odds: Inter 1.85; Draw 4.10 ; Dortmund 3.00
Probability of Win: Inter 51%; Draw 23% ; Dortmund 26%
Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are placed at second and third spot of the table in Group F, Group leader being Barcelona at this moment. But this is an open group and any two of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund can proceed to the next round.
This match is significant for both the teams as the winner would have greater chance to qualify, and the loser would be almost eliminated from the championship.
Injury Concern: Ghoulam (muscle), Allan (adductor), Malcuit (knee)
Predicted XI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mário Rui; Callejón, Elmas, Fabián Ruiz, Zieliński; Lozano, Milik
These two will be partnered by the experienced figure of Diego Godin, who will be recalled at the expense of Alessandro Bastano in Inter’s three-man backline.
Conte is still missing out on the services of the injured Alexis Sanchez. Hence, there are not many changes he could make in the attacking department, with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez once again leading the Inter Milan attack.
Injury Concern: Reus (ankle), Schmelzer (hip)
Predicted XI: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Guerreiro; Witsel, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Brandt; Alcácer
Dortmund received a massive blow on the weekend when Marco Reus picked up a fresh injury. There has been no concrete news over the severity of that knock, but he is sure to miss the midweek’s game against Inter. The club captain will likely be replaced by Mario Gotze.
Similarly, Mats Hummels might settle for a place on the bench too, paving the way for Dan-Axel Zagadou to make a rare first-team appearance. The Frenchman will partner Manuel Akanji at the heart of Dortmund’s four-man backline.
The German World Cup winner will return to his old, preferred number ten slot, just in behind the main striker Paco Alcacer. Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard, meanwhile, are guaranteed starters on the flanks, with Jadon Sancho likely to receive a breather, with Favre having one eye on the important Der Klassiker on the weekend.