Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla Predictions & Match Preview

Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla

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.

DateTuesday 11th October 2022
Kick-Off21:00 (local time)
StadiumSignal Iduna Park
CompetitionUEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund vs Sevilla Preview

Dortmund stadium
Dortmund stadium via Arne Museler, CC BY-SA 3.0

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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