Dortmund and Lazio Within Touching Distance of Knockout Stages

    Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Preview 02/12/2020

    30 Nov 2020 | Champions League | Preview
    Dortmund and Lazio Within Touching Distance of Knockout Stages
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    On Wednesday the 2nd of December, both Borussia Dortmund and Lazio could have the opportunity to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. The pair will meet at Signal-Iduna-Park with the Germans top of the group on 9 points and the Italians in second place on 8 points.

    Borussia Dortmund come into this match having suffered a disappointing 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Koln in the Bundesliga on the weekend. It was a game Borussia Dortmund we are expected to win comfortably but they fell two goals behind on the hour mark. Borussia Dortmund pulled a goal back with 16 minutes remaining but could not score the equaliser.

    That was the second defeat for Borussia Dortmund in 4 matches having also lost at home against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. However, they have won 5 of their last 7 matches in the Champions League, including each of their last 5 games at home in the competition.

    In their last 3 Champions League matches, Borussia Dortmund have won by 2 or more goals and they have managed to keep a clean sheet in all 3 of those games. Trends show there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Borussia Dortmund's last 9 Champions League games, including 4 of their last 5 at home.

    Lazio travel to Germany having lost 3-1 at home against Udinese in Serie A on the weekend. They found themselves 2-0 down at half time and fell 3 goals behind in the 71st minute. There was no coming back for Lazio despite scoring a consolation goal with 16 minutes remaining on the clock. That was Lazio’s first defeat in 9 matches in all competitions.

    Lazio are on a run of 4 unbeaten games away from home, including draws at Zenit Saint Petersburg and Club Brugge in the Champions League. Both matches ended 1-1.

    Trends show Lazio have failed to win any of their last 6 away Champions League matches and have recorded just one victory in their last 9 attempts on the road. Lazio have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of those 9 Champions League games but have managed to find the back of the net at least once in 7 of the 9 matches.

    Team news and Borussia Dortmund are without the injured Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Meunier, Dan-Axel Zagadou, and Marcel Schmelzer.

    Lazio have just the one player missing as Silvio Proto recovers from an arm injury. The Italians should be close to full strength for this game.

    Borussia Dortmund know a win in this match will secure them a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League regardless of what happens in the other group game. We expect to see over 2.5 goals scored in the game and Borussia Dortmund to win the match with at least a 2 goal margin.

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