Borussia Dortmund, who qualifies with a win for the last 16 of the Champions League, plays host to side Lazio this week. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Signal Iduna Park with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Black and Yellow can make it through to the last 16 for a third consecutive season if they avoid a defeat this Wednesday. Lazio needs a win to secure a spot in the knockout stages for the first time since their 1999-2000 campaign. However, should Zenit st. Petersburg beat Club Brugge in another match in Group F; both sides will progress regardless of their result this Wednesday.
Dortmund was very impressive in their second successive 3-0 win over Brugge last weekend. Erling Braut Haaland netted a brace to make it six goals for the Norwegian striker in only four days. England sensation Sancho finished off the night with a sensational freekick. The win saw the side move up five points clear of their opponents in third place with only two matches.
A 2-1 loss at home to FC Koln in the Bundesliga was a surprise for Lucien Favre, with a trip on the weekend to Eintracht Frankfurt. Lazio showed an impressive 3-1 victory against Zenit with Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo giving the Italians a commanding lead during the first half.
Borussia Dortmund vs. Lazio Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other, with each side taking home a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Dortmund 1-2 FC Koln
Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge
Hertha BSC 2-5 Dortmund
Dortmund 2-3 Bayern Munich
Club Brugge 0-3 Dortmund
Lazio 1-3 Udinese
Lazio 3-1 Zenit St. Petersburg
Crotone 0-2 Lazio
Lazio 1-1 Juventus
Zenit St. Petersburg 1-1 Lazio
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Favre heads into the match with many options to choose from, with only Reiner and Marcel Schmelzer with coronavirus and knee injuries, respectively. Dortmund might look keen to rest Haaland concerning their weekend’s match.
Lazio Team News
Inzaghi heads into the match missing two players in Luiz Filipe and Vedat Muriqi with injuries. Former Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva was rested during their Saturday’s dismal 3-1 defeat at Udinese. The Brazilian looks set to make a comeback to the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides look set to cause trouble in the defensive structures with a lot of attacking power.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5