Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture. Read on for analysis and predicted lineups as Jorge Sampaoli takes his team to Germany.
|Date||Tuesday 11th October 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
|Stadium||Signal Iduna Park|
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla Preview
German giants Borussia Dortmund host Sevilla this Tuesday evening in a fascinating Champions League tie. Dortmund will be aiming to all but wrap up qualification to the knockout rounds with a result here after defeating the Spaniards in the reverse fixture last week, whilst Sevilla will look to grab three points and keep their slight hopes of making the Round of 16 alive.
Dortmund come into this tie after hosting their biggest rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday evening. The first goal of the highly anticipated clash came on the 33rd minute when Bayern’s Leon Goretzka hit home an excellent shot from outside of the box into the bottom corner to put the Bavarians ahead. Not long into the second half, Leroy Sane’s powerful effort, also from outside of the box, found the back of the net which goalkeeper Alexander Meyer probably should have kept out.
In the 74th minute, Dortmund created some excellent play down the left hand side and 17 year old Youssoufa Moukoko finished excellently to make the score 1-2. Minutes later, Anthony Modeste would miss a gilt-edged opportunity and at this point, the chances of Edin Terzić’s side grabbing a result looked dead and buried. However, in the dying embers of the game, Dortmund kept crossing the ball forward and it eventually fell to centre back Nico Schlotterbeck, who chipped the ball to the far post for Modeste who this time was able to score and send the Yellow Wall into uproar.
This draw allowed Terzić’s men to stay level with Bayern on 16 points, behind Union Berlin and Freiburg who have shocked Bundesliga watchers with their flying starts to the season. In un-Dortmund like fashion, BVB were able to start the season off strong defensively with four clean sheets in six games ,but normal service has resumed since conceding eleven goals in their next six matches.
Sevilla’s weekend fixture saw Jorge Sampaoli take charge of his first match since returning to the club. It didn’t take long for his side to get rolling as after only three minutes clever play down the right hand side between Papu Gomez and Gonzalo Montiel eventually ended up with a loose touch in the box from new boy Kasper Dolberg which fell to Oliver Torres who passed the ball into the back of the net. Throughout the first half, Sevilla would create two more big chances for Papu himself, but the Argentine failed to score on either occasion.
Sampaoli’s side were not able to maintain their rhythm in the second half, and Athletic would eventually equalise when Mikel Vesga scored for the second game in a row, volleying home one of the goals of the season from far outside the box in the 73rd minute. After this, both Williams brothers, Iñaki and Nico, as well as Raul Garcia, missed huge chances to hand victory to Athletic. Ander Herrera was sent off in added time, but it had no impact on the game.
After gaining only one point from an available nine in their first three Champions League group matches, Sevilla would love a result here to keep their slim chances of advancing to the knockout rounds alive. That being said, it is more likely that the Andalusians will have to settle for third spot even if they can gain some form, which would allow them to have another run in the Europa League.
Possible Lineups (via Sofascore)
Score Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Sevilla
Even with swapping Lopetegui for Sampaoli, you get the sensation that not enough can happen in one week for Sevilla to turn a 4-1 defeat into a positive result against the same side. This looks even less likely given that Dortmund’s weekend result against their biggest rivals will likely boost their confidence.
Ultimately, the Germans should win this match, but Sevilla will likely do more than they did last week in Spain and the result may be closer than before.
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