Barcelona vs Dortmund Prediction: Both looking for qualification with a win

Barcelona vs Borussia Dortmund Lionel Messi to play a crucial role

Stadium: Camp Nou

Betting Odds: Barcelona 1.55; Draw 4.75 ; Borussia Dortmund 6.00

Probability of Win: Barcelona 63%; Draw 21% ; Borussia Dortmund 16%

  • Though Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are most likely to qualify for the next round, all four teams have mathematically possible chances to reach in the knockout round.
  • A second-half comeback spared Borussia Dortmund’s blushes at home to the Bundesliga’s bottom side Paderborn on Friday night as they came from 3-0 down to salvage a point.
  • Alcácer is doubtful after early substitution in the last Bundesliga match.
  • Achraf Hakimi, Manuel Akanji and Thorgan Hazard are likely to be recalled to the side after starting on the bench on Friday but winger Jacob Bruun Larsen is a doubt having missed the game.
  • Barcelona top Group F on eight points and will book their place in the last 16 if they win, if they draw and the other match ends in a draw, or if Inter lose to Slavia Praha.
  • Coach Ernesto Valverde will be hoping that Clement Lenglet recovers from the muscular problem that ruled him out of Saturday’s meeting with Leganes as fellow centre-back Gerard Pique is suspended for this match.
  • Sergi Roberto is likely to start at right-back having been suspended for Saturday’s league match, with full-backs Nelson Semedo and Jordi Alba still sidelined.


Injury Concern: Jordi Alba, Semedo

Predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior Firpo; De Jong, Arthur, Busquets; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann

Borussia Dortmund

Injury Concern: Delaney

Predicted XI: Burki; Piszczek, Akanji, Hummels, Hakimi; Witsel, Weigl; Sancho, Reus, Hazard; Gotze