Borussia Dortmund will draw curtains to their Champions League group-stage campaign with a trip to Denmark to take on FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.
While the visitors have already secured their spot in the last 16 with a game to spare, the hosts are guaranteed to finish bottom of Group G.
Copenhagen are one of the only four teams in this season’s Champions League who are yet to win in the group stage, after drawing two and losing three of their first five games in Group G, and they are the only side who have failed to score.
Both draws came on home soil against Sevilla and Manchester City, which bodes well for Copenhagen ahead of their final group match with Dortmund.
Their Group G fate was seasled last week when they lost 3-0 away at Sevilla, a result which means the La Liga side are guaranteed to finish third at their expense and drop down into the Europa League knockout stages.
After failing to progress past the Champions League group stage last season, Borussia Dortmund have secured their place in the last 16 with a game to spare this time around, through a goalless home draw with Group G winners Manchester City last week.
Edin Terzic’s side are guaranteed to finish as Group G runners-up due Manchester City’s superior head-to-head record, and their opponents in the knockout rounds will be determined when the draw is made on November 7.
Dortmund head into Wednesday’s fixture off the back of a 2-1 Bundesliga away victory over Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, with Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham helping their side secure maximum points and move to within four points of leaders Union Berlin.
Terzic’s side claimed a 3-0 home victory over Copenhagen in September, with Bellingham also on the scoresheet on that occasion.
FC Copenhagen vs Borussia Dortmund head to head
These two teams have previously met on just three occasions in two competitions, where Borussia Dortmund have won in all encounters, scoring five goals and keeping clean sheets in the process.
FC Copenhagen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund 22/11/01
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 FC Copenhagen 06/12/01
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Copenhagen 06/09/22
FC Copenhagen latest home form
FC Copenhagen have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their seven most recent matches. They played out a 1-1 draw with Midtjylland in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored three goals and conceded two.
FC Copenhagen 0-0 Sevilla 14/09/22
FC Copenhagen 1-0 AGF 02/10/22
FC Copenhagen 1-1 Nordsjaelland 08/10/22
FC Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City 11/10/22
FC Copenhagen 1-1 Midtjylland 22/10/22
FC Copenhagen latest away form
FC Copenhagen have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their 10 most recent matches. They defeated Randers 2-0 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored four goals and conceded 10.
Manchester City 5-0 FC Copenhagen 05/10/22
Brondby 1-1 FC Copenhagen 16/10/22
Hobro 1-1(P) FC Copenhagen 19/10/22
Sevilla 3-0 FC Copenhagen 25/10/22
Randers 0-2 FC Copenhagen 29/10/22
Borussia Dortmund latest home form
Borussia Dortmund have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their seven most recent matches. They drew 0-0 with Manchester City in their last home game in the Champions League. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded three.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Schalke 04 17/09/22
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bayern Munich 08/10/22
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Sevilla 11/10/22
Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Stuttgart 22/10/22
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City 25/10/22
Borussia Dortmund latest away form
Borussia Dortmund have recently kept a mixed run of form on the road, having won just three of their seven most recent matches. They managed to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 10 goals and conceded seven.
FC Cologne 3-2 Borussia Dortmund 01/10/22
Sevilla 1-4 Borussia Dortmund 05/10/22
Union Berlin 2-0 Borussia Dortmund 16/10/22
Hannover 96 0-2 Borussia Dortmund 19/10/22
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Borussia Dortmund 29/10/22
FC Copenhagen news
FC Copenhagen centre-back Davit Khocholava is suspended after receiving a red card in last week’s defeat to Sevilla, so Denis Vavro should deputise alongside Valdemar Lund.
Zeca and Akinkunmi Amoo are both long-term absentees as they continue to recover from ruptured ligament injuries, while Nicolai Boilsen is ruled out with a knee problem.
Borussia Dortmund news
Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and Raphael Guerreiro both remain absent with ankle and muscle injuries respectively, with Thomas Meunier is out with a cheekbone fracture.
Mahmoud Dahoud is doubtful for this contest with a shoulder problem, so either Salih Ozcan or Emre Can could be handed a start in centre-midfield alongside Bellingham.
Prediction and Odds
Copenhagen will be keen to end their group-stage campaign on a positive note and at least score their first goal in this season’s competition.
However, they may struggle to breach Borussia Dortmund’s resilient backline, and the German side will be regarded as favourites to come away with all three points.
Odds: 1 3.01 X 2.10 2 1.98
FC Copenhagen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
FC Copenhagen 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
FC Copenhagen 1-2 Borussia Dortmund
FC Copenhagen 0-3 Borussia Dortmund
FC Copenhagen 1-3 Borussia Dortmund